4 mayo , 1934 – 21 enero , 2020
Miriam Eleanor Brown, was born on May 4, 1934, in Manchester Jamaica, and was the oldest of 14 children to the late Richard and Esmie Wright; five of which are pre-deceased. Miriam went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
She spent all her early life in the hometown of her birth, Ellen Street, Manchester, and on the completion of her secondary education, journeyed to the capital city Kingston, to be with her Aunt and to pursue the better options for a young girl, which was more easily available.
Within a few years, she met and fell in love with her lifelong partner Eric Brown, whom she eventually married and had a son. Unfortunately, her husband passed away after 22 years of marriage and Miriam became a career widow, whom never remarried.
In the late 1950’s in answer to the call for persons in Commonwealth countries to come to England and aid in the rebuilding process after World War 2, her husband Eric took up the offer and left his wife and young son back in Kingston, with the promise to ensure that they would all be reunited pretty soon; as he was going to pave the way for his family. Within one year, Miriam, in gloves and hat, boarded a BOAC aeroplane, on her way to Britain to start a new life.
Miriam spent 10 years in England, where the highlight of that venture was the birth of her second child and only daughter Patricia. Although both of her children are named as if they are twins, this was just a mere coincidence as it was her father in law who was the architect of this ‘pun’ on names as her two children are really 12 years apart. She was the support structure to her husband while living in England and also caring for her young child. When the need arose and she sought employment, her time was spent in the manufacturing sector, producing consumer durables.
In 1970, the family had become wary of the life in England and was desperately homesick, so they made the decision to return to Jamaica, packed lock, stock and barrel, and boarded a ship home. But it wasn't too long as the itch to travel overseas kept Miriam’s mind and body busy, so in 1974, the family migrated to Detroit, Michigan. But heartfelt sorrow was soon to befall the family, as within 3 years her husband became ill and passed away. This was a desperate blow to Miriam for she was now a single mother caring for a 9 year old in a relatively new country. The memories and loss of her husband began to haunt her immediately so she decided to leave Detroit and ventured eastward to New Jersey, which she did within a year after Eric passed. NJ then became her home for the next 26 years.
Living in New Jersey saw the peak of her career and life with her daughter, as she watched Patricia bloom from Elementary School, through to graduating from College. She spent most of her working life in the Pharmaceutical sector as a Machine Operator with major corporations such as Warner Lambert, Pfizer, Schering Plough and Colgate. In the 90’s when there was a downturn in the Pharma industry and jobs began to dissipate, Miriam took her skills to Tiffany Corporation where she worked in Sales and Procurement, until her retirement. But there was a little irony in her retirement which was really hastened by the need as she saw fit, to be the caregiver for her handbag (Morgan). That extremely close relationship with her granddaughter, continued fervently every day in Morgan’s life, until her untimely passing. That bond has suffered a tremendous separation.
Miriam was a woman of God and a steadfast church member. She was full of faith, character and dignity. Her love was unconditional, not only for her family and friends but everyone with which she had to interact. She was an extremely generous person with a compassionate, warm and welcoming spirit. She was a first class cook who could also bake a Christmas cake with her eyes closed. She was constantly told that her Christmas cake could serve for any wedding cake. She really loved to entertain and her home was the southern headquarters for all of her family living in northern United States, Canada and England. She shall be sorely missed.
In addition to her parents and five of her siblings who have predeceased her, she leaves to cherish her memory, children Patrick (Junior) and Marguerite (Patricia); grand-children Gregory and Morgan; sisters Rhoda, Valerie, Carmel, Yvonne and Joan. Brothers Earle, Errol and Clarence. She’ll also be missed by a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and endearing friends. May her soul rest in peace.
- Patrick Brown
- Gregory Brown
- Clarence Nelson
- Earl Nelson
- Errol Nelson
- Lascelle Wright
- Kevin Anderson
- Paul Darby
- Visitation sábado, 15 febrero , 2020
- Funeral Service sábado, 15 febrero , 2020
- Repast sábado, 15 febrero , 2020
16 febrero , 2020
My condolences to Patrick and the rest of the family. I am so sorry I didn't get to meet Miriam, the cousin I just recently found out I had.
Her son is a great representation of her work as a great mom.
RIP cousin Miriam. 💐❤️
14 febrero , 2020
Miriam was one of the nicest people you could meet. This is a terrible incident that I still can hardly believe. Patricia, Morgan, family, and friends--we are all sadly feeling the untimely loss of a loved one. Stay strong. Your tears turn to happy fond joyful memories in time. You'll smile at all the love she gave. And know that everyone that has had contact with Miriam could share a special memory(s). I remember my last memory of how happy and exceptionally beautiful she looked at Christmas and I told her that when we spoke. ♡♡
Sharon Reid Grannum
13 febrero , 2020
I am missing you so very, very much. My selfish tears are flowing because I will not be able to go dancing with you again, in this life.
Sleep well, my friend, my heart is saddened that I will not be able to call you to ask how much baking powder to add to the Christmas cake, but no worries, had written in the book.
I will just text you . . . I will be texting you for advisement as always.
I am so glad I met you -- this was God's blessing to me. Thank you also Patricia for bringing this darling into my life.
Lady Miriam, hugs, love and peace to you, my friend. You have earned them all.
I am so glad to have met you.
12 febrero , 2020
My condolences goes out to the family. Rest In Peace Marilyn 🙏🙏🙏. Pat and Morgan stay strong. She Will be missed 🙏🙏🙏🙏
10 febrero , 2020
Condolences to Pat,Junior and family.may God strengthen the family through such tragedy .i will miss her smile her words of encouragement not to mention she was the best cook,may she rest peacefully with the angels. Hyacinth&Shakir
9 febrero , 2020
My deepest sympathies to Patricia, and to the Wright, and Brown families. Ms Miriam was very nice person with a kind heart. She will be missed.
7 febrero , 2020
Miriam, you were a sweetheart. I will always think of you, you were a kind spirit and will always be in my heart. RIP my friend until we meet again.
Racquel Reid Wright
6 febrero , 2020
We shared many laughs and smiles too over the years- however, it was her soft hugs that resonate the most. Our last interaction was when we shared cheesecake at Jacky's and Sherdon's Annual Christmas Party. She was one of the last two people I said goodbye to. Little did I know it was to be my final words and final embrace to her, and last time we would share a joke over Cheesecake.
It saddens us all that she is gone, but we do not mourn like those who have no hope. I believe death hath no sting and the grave hath no victory. Ms. MIRRIAM has ran her race and stayed her course and so I have to prepare myself to see her again one day. Until then.. Rest in Peace Elder until Jesus comes.
Condolences to Patricia and the extended family on behalf of Jermaine and I and the Children.
LF Wright Sr
6 febrero , 2020
Sincere condolences to Patricia and family on the untimely passing of our beloved Miriam. May God comfort you all during this most difficult time. R.I.P
Sonia & Lor
6 febrero , 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Patricia and her family your mom was always the best! I remember fondly having mac & chesse at your house, she made the best mac & cheese. Love to you all, Donna