Sylvia Brown

Born January 22, 1918
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Sylvia Bruce Brown, born January 22, 1918 was a native of Galvez, La and a resident of Prairieville, La. Sylvia passed away on February 22, 2013 at the age of 95 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She retired as a bookkeeper from LSU Experimental Station in Plaquemines Parish in 1978. She resided most of her life in Port Sulphur, La where she lived with her husband, Ralph T Brown, Sr and raised their six children. She is survived by her children, Ralph T "Tommy" Brown, Jr and wife Shirley of Clanton, Al; Geneva B Ross and husband Donnie of Kenner, La, James H Brown and wife Marilyn of Kenner, La, Patricia B Davis and husband Roger of Natchez, MS, George F Brown of Baton Rouge and Abbie B Thomas and husband George of Monroe, La. Sylvia was blessed with 13 grandchildren; Danielle Case of Kenner, La, Terri Farris of Clanton, AL, Ralph Ross of Mandeville, La, Kyle Brown of Bay St Louis, MS, Tracy Gati of San Antonia, TX, Joshua Thomas of Monroe, La, Angela Davis of New Orleans, La, Renee Davis of Natchez, MS, Jonathan Thomas of Bossier City, La, Natalie Brown, of Baton Rouge, Rebecca Davis of Ridgeland, MS, Joseph Thomas of Monroe, La, Kaitlin Thomas of Monroe, La, and 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews; sister Myrtle Evans of Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ralph T Brown, Sr; her parents, Lawrence and Effie Bruce; siblings, Libby Maggio, Coleen Nicholas, Sonny Bruce, and Alpha Stevens; grandchildren Craig Brown, Jerry Brown, Mike Brown, and Steve Brown. She was a member of Broussard Grove Baptist Church in Prairieville, La. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd, on Monday February 25, 2013 from 12:00pm until service time at 2:00 pm in the chapel by the Rev Charles Marceaux. Burial will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joshua Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Ralph Ross, Matthew Ross and Woody Smith. The family would like to thank Heather Gregoire, Farrand Manuel and others for being loving caregivers, Pinnacle Home Health, Dr Kenny Cole and Hospice of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ralph T Brown Scholarship Fund, LSU College of Agriculture, 110 Martin D Woodin Hall, Baton Rouge, La, 70803; Hagar's House, First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St, New Orleans, La 70119, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, La 71211 or the charity of your choice .


  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013

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February 26, 2013

Its hard to forget someone that gave us so much to remember. Aunt Sylvia will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Kathy Brown Lovelace

Calby and Al Joe James

February 25, 2013

Myrt and the Brown Family, When someone you love becomes a memory,the memories become treasures.May your memories comfont you and bring you all a sense of peace.

February 25, 2013

Vary few get to be in there 90s these days but even so we missed them. God promise a time when man will live forever psalms 37:29

Donna & Tony Ballard

February 25, 2013

Mrs. Brown, Just the other day Tony and I were driving by and hoping you were well. But now you are everything people truly remember of you. Bask in the sunlight and share a satsuma with Mr. Ralph. You were much loved and missed!

pamela veillon

February 24, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Farrand Manuel

February 24, 2013

You were such an amazing blessing to myself and my family my sweet Mrs. Brown. Though short, I'm thankful for the time God gave me with you and I'm anticipating the day we meet again face-to-face. The greatest joy we can all have is that, even as we speak, you are in the presence of our Lord and Saviour and you will forever be full of joy, peace, and comfort.

Love you always,
"The Little Girl"

Melda Charlie

February 24, 2013

Ms Brown was very special to me. I will always remember her. we shared a special bond til the end.
Ms Brown this isn't good-bye, for one day we shall meet again.
Love you "My Ms Brownie", you shall be missed.

Terri Farris

February 23, 2013

To the greatest grandmother anyone could ever ask for!!!