OBITUARY

Gereta Laverne Brown

November 5, 1933December 1, 2018

Gereta Lavern (Skinner) Brown, 85, of Mayflower, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, with her devoted family by her side. She was born November 5, 1933 in Damascus, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Lee and Pearl (Harris) Skinner. Her husband, B. C. Brown also preceded her in death. She was one of eight children, Johnny Skinner, William Skinner, Lou Constant, Ruby Coleman, Betsy Jackson, who all preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Candy Copeland. Sister Brown was saved 68 years ago and has had a close relationship with and followed Jesus Christ every step of her life. She was 17 years old when she met the love of her life, B. C. Brown of Rison. On February 27, 1953, in Faith, Arkansas, they became husband and wife and started their journey together. Sister Brown was a home maker, she and her husband had five daughters. Sister Brown always lived her life looking toward Heaven. She lived her whole life as a Godly woman. Sister Brown was a member of Northside Apostolic Church in Mayflower, where she received the award of “Mother of the Year” in 2007. She enjoyed many things which varied from quilting, working puzzles, fishing, watching birds, working in her flowers, and cooking for her girls and family. Left to cherish her legacy are her children, Eva Causey and husband Jack, of Beebe; Agnes Lou Johnson of Center Ridge, Arkansas; Rita Norwood and husband Robert of Mayflower; Lila Teas and husband Larry of Center Ridge; Charlotte Copeland and husband Tim also of Center Ridge; twenty-four grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; honorary daughters, Janice Teague and husband Jimmy of Jonesville, Louisiana; Ann Fulmer and husband Paul of Cabot, Arkansas. A sister, Virgie Coleman and a brother, Ray Skinner. A visitation will be held from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Conway. Sister Brown’s funeral will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Northside Apostolic Church in Mayflower, with Brothers Keith Morris and Larry Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in Mayflower Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Conway.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gereta Laverne Brown

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Peggy Ates Long

December 8, 2018

I have many precious memories of Sister Brown and the family as her daughters were some of my good friends, and we attended church and school together. I remember being in powerful church services with them and seeing Sister Brown shouting in the Spirit until her hair pins came out, and her beautiful long hair hung down. Many times I enjoyed hearing her sing, “I Wwnt Back Again” and the family singing with her in “We Just Got To Heaven.” My family loved visiting in their home and playing
“Wah-Hoo” or listening to their recordings of Christian comedian Wendy Bagwell.
She worked with Brother Brown in their upholstery shop. She also made beautiful leather purses, handbags, etc.
I remember my mother ordered a black leather draw-string purse for my birthday from her. I loved it!
We loved Sister Brown and will always cherish our precious memories of her and the Brown family.

Michael Causey

December 4, 2018

Sister Brown served as the mother-in-law of my "little" brother, Jack Causey, for 45 years. She had to be an "Angel on Earth" to have survived his humor & sarcasm. She served as the "Rock" of her family after her husband passed. My spouse, Lisa Ray, & I were fortunate to enjoy numerous Thanksgiving & Christmas celebrations with Sister Brown & the rest of the clan over the past 15 years. Sister Brown was a wonderful person who was loved by all. Her spirituality was obvious to many by her bright aura. IF anyone is concerned, please be not alarmed. Sister Brown went IMMEDIATELY to Heaven ... She did not cross GO ... She had no reason to collect $200. She went straight into the arms of God & is celebrating with her husband. Peace to you ...

Dorothye Hall Billingsley

December 2, 2018

Bro. & Sis. Brown and their daughters were great friends of my Mom and Dad for many years. I have many sweet memories of times spent with them and their daughters. I will be praying for Jesus to comfort all of you.

Rhonda Joy Lively

December 2, 2018

My condolences to the family of Sis. Brown. I grew up around this family and they are such a tight, loving group. I know that will carry them through this. My memory is of the family singing "We Just Got to Heaven". It was a church family favorite and seems very appropriate now. <3

FROM THE FAMILY