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Rosetta Jones Brown

Memorial for Rosetta Jones Brown

Born on Dec. 28, 1938
Departed on Mar. 27, 2011 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Apr. 1, 2011
09:00 am - 8:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Apr. 2, 2011
11:00 am
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Rosetta Jones Brown was born on December 28, 1938 to Robert O’Neal Crowder (Morehead, Mississippi) and Della Jones (Inverness, Mississippi). She was a member of Jones Chapel M. B. Church in Greenwood, Mississippi until moving to Texas where she attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church & Nineteenth Street Baptist Church.

She received her education in the Leflore County School District and graduated from Broad Street High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor Degrees from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi and Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. In 1984 she moved to Austin, Texas to serve as Food Service Director for Gourmet Food Service at Huston-Tillotson College, and retired from the State of Texas.

Rosetta’s life was that of a Servant. She was actively involved in her community at an early age. Rosetta was politically involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Greenwood, Mississippi. She also played an integral role in the reshaping of the School District and Community Housing and Development of Leflore County.

Rosetta was preceded in death by her husband Lev Brown of Chicago, Illinois. She leaves to cherish her memory three sisters; Dorothy Jean Franklin of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Daisy (Crowder) Moore (John) of Chicago, Illinois, Dorothy (Crowder) Johnson (late Willie Johnson) of Chicago; Five Children Keith Jones (Arlene) of Austin, Texas, Dwight Brown of Austin, Texas, Debra (Brown) Price (Sam) of Round Rock, Texas, Vivian O. Brown of Frisco, Texas, Carrie Y. Brown of Austin, Texas; Eight grandchildren, Sheila Givens, Stephanie Jones- Triplett (Walter), Miranda Jones-Hunt (Kendrick), Samantha Price-Ford (Cedric), Brittney Brown-Cockrell (Tavarus), Aaron Bohanner, Zada Snow, Cordarius Jones; Ten great-grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.

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