Flossie Lee Brown

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Cemetery

God grieves with the grieving

And when human hearts are breaking

Under sorrow's iron rod,

Then we find that self-same aching

Deep within the heart of God.

        Flossie Lee Brown was born on March 19, 1927 in Ballsville, Virginia to the late Lee Brown and Polly Langhorn Brown. She departed this life on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond, VA.

        Flossie Brown was baptized into the fellowship of Mt. Pero Baptist Church. She received her education in the Powhatan County School system.

        Upon completion of her education, Flossie relocated to Brooklyn, NY. In Brooklyn she was under the watch care of the Mt. Zion Shiloh Baptist Church. There Flossie worked tirelessly in the service of her church and was not shy in expressing and sharing her beliefs with others.

        In 1996, Flossie returned to Virginia where she resided with her three nieces until she quietly moved on to her eternal home.

        She leaves to mourn; one brother, Zack Brown; two sisters, Alma Jones and Margaret Wright; four nieces, Barbara Ann Freeman, Kim Brown-Blacklow, Jean Ritzberg and Trudy Abdul; two nephews, Gavin and Wallace Brown; five great nephews, two great nieces; three great-great nephews; three great-great nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

God knew that you were so tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you
And whispered "Come to Me."

The Golden Gate stood open
God knew you needed rest,
His garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best.

Although we cannot touch you
You're never really gone,
For in the hearts of us who love you
Your memory lives on.

The Family

reprinted by permission
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