Doris Omega Brown

Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery

        Doris Omega Brown, 909 West Minister Avenue, Hillside, N.J., daughter of the late Andrew J. Brown and Ellen Hall Brown, departed this life May 14, 1987 at the Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elizabeth, N.J.

        She was born March 2, 1930 in Powhatan, VA. She attended the Mohemenco School in her early childhood. In 1946 she moved to Washington, D.C. to attend secretrial school. After graduation in 1950, Doris moved to New Jersey where she worked for Dr. Berenson and became a lifelong devoted employee and friend of Dr. Berenson and Mrs. Clair Berenson and their family.

        She is survived by four sisters, Gay Rose of Tenafly, N.J., Delcenia Brown of Medford, N.Y., Jola Roy of Hampton, VA. and Gwendolyn Pettiford of Elizabeth, N.J.; three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years;
But start out bravely with a gallant smile.
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same.
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and
I will in turn comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!


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