J.L. Brown

September 18, 1941December 22, 2018

J.L. Brown was born on September 18, 1941 and passed away on December 22, 2018 and is under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Funeral Service will be held on January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Austin's Catholic Church, 2026 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, Austin, TX. Graveside Service will be held on January 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm at Calvary Cemetery, Granger, TX 76530, Granger, TX.

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 5, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 5, 2019


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Jennifer Cook

January 13, 2019

Offering my condolences, first, to the family of JL, thank you for sharing him with TNA.
And, second, to the members of TNA who were privileged to know and work with JL. Such a gracious leader who devoted time, creativity and support to the mission of the professional nursing organization. His efforts/contributions are still evident today.
May he rest in peace. Jennifer Cook

Nona Rogers

January 11, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family of J.L. I am thinking of each of you at this time, and keeping you in my prayers.
Nona Rogers

Tom Hassell

January 5, 2019

As one of the members of the “circle of dudes”, I was sad to not be able to attend the services for J.L. today with my wife, Carol.
I love the picture you selected of him because it reflects exactly my memory of J. L. Calm and relaxed.
Without the smile, he appeared to be contemplating, but the end expression was always a smile.
I believe that was truly him because he had passed that down to his son Eric who helped me on a remodel project 2-3 yrs ago- always cheerful in spite of what I inflicted on him. I’m sure J. L. must have had struggles, like all of us, but I believe that his life stands as an example of a good way to work things out.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Tom &Carol Hassell

Heather Zrubek

January 4, 2019

Always such a wonderful soul in greeting me, conversing with me, welcoming me into his home, my Uncle J.L. and I had a very meaningful conversation once on the deck of one of the beach houses in Galveston. It was about outreach and service, and it greatly impacted the choices I have made in where and how I serve in community, church and the world. Truly a saint. So glad he and Mary Alice met so that I can call him family.

Elizabeth Cole

January 4, 2019

We shared outreach work at St. Austin's for several years and I loved learning from JL's gentle and loving manner with those who needed an ear and financial help. He was proud of his family and I loved hearing his stories. Rest in peace of the Lord's arms JL! Your family will be held in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Susan Sportsman

January 4, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the death of J.L. Many of my memories of TNA include J.L. and I am so grateful for his work on behalf of all Texas nurses. Thank you to his family for sharing him with all of us.

Susy Sportsman

Ellarene Duis Sanders

January 3, 2019

JL was the best! He did awesome things for nursing in Texas through his work at TNA and he was a great humanitarian in his volunteer efforts with the homeless. He was a role model for all of us. I am so sorry for your loss. After the recent loss of my mother, who had Parkinson's dementia, I think I understand the pain you have suffered. Prayers for the family and friends. Thank you for everything JL!

Patricia Yoder-Wise

January 3, 2019

I am so sad to know JL the communicator for nursing for decades has left us. What a dedicated writer. He actually started the tradition of the lone star pin for former presidents. I am honored to have worked with him for several years. I thank his family for sharing him with us for so long.

Lori Kelly Hyatt

January 3, 2019

I, too, am a rowdy Kelly kid who lived next door to the Brown's in the 70's. And my memories echo those of my sisters and mother below. Memories of Mr. Brown's kindness and patience and of his contagious smile and laughter. And if memory serves me well, he was also a good cook. We extend our sincere condolences to Mrs. Brown, Eric, Ellen and to all the family and we pray that you will take comfort in knowing that Mr. Brown is resting in God's eternal Peace now, complete and whole.
God's Peace be with you.

Judy Kelly

January 3, 2019

I remember Mr. Brown from my childhood. Him and his wonder family lived next door to us and they were great neighbors. It takes a strong man to live next door to a family with 9 rowdy kids. I'm pretty sure we rattled his nerves sometimes, but he never showed anything less than kindness and patience to us. I will be praying for you Mrs. Brown, and Eric, and Ellen too. We love you! May God bless you and give you peace! Amen!


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