Loretta B. (Gerard) Brown

October 31, 1930March 8, 2018

Loretta B. (Gerard) Brown, age 87 of Flint, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was born on October 31, 1930 in Bay City to parents Gene and Beatrice (Thibault) Gerard. Loretta graduated from St. Mary High School in Flint, class of 1948. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and CCW. Loretta was a social butterfly, holding memberships with the Women of the Moose #1965, Fraternal Order of the Eagles – Burton #3814, Davison VFW #4087, and the P.A.R.A. Loretta will be remembered for her kind heart and quick wit. She enjoyed traveling, singing, bowling, but she especially loved spending time with all of her family. Loretta is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Brown; children: Dennis (Cindy) Hershberger, Mark (Joan) Hershberger, Rita (Dave) Hershberger Chester, and Sherri Hershberger Overfield; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; siblings: Eugene (Sophie) Gerard, Marie Wuest; niece, Susan (Larry) Richter; nephew, Joe Wuest; special friend, Carol LaCross. She was preceded in death by both parents; siblings: Shirley Gerard, Betty Marvin, Gary Gerard; brother-in-law, Norbert Wuest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 12-8pm at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc with a Rosary Service at 5pm. The family will receive visitors again at church, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10am. Those considering may make a memorial contributions to the Mooseheart (


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Rosary Service Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Visitation at Church Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Loretta B. (Gerard) Brown

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Diana Shaver

March 13, 2018

Such a fun loving lady. Many memories and laughter. We had many Moose Bowling Tournaments together. Your Mom's friendship meant a lot to my Mom, and they created many wonderful memories together. They are together again in Heaven, can you even imagine what memories they are creating there!

Judy Browning

March 13, 2018

The passing of a loved one is hard but knowing she now watches over you is a comfort you will have the rest of your life. The memories you have will help you through this time and forever.
Love and prayers to all.
Judy Browning

Pat Olds

March 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family. She was one of the nicest people I have met coming to this area. No matter what was going on she had a smile. I will miss her. She was quite witty and could make you laugh. She was just a beautiful person!

Julie Alecci

March 10, 2018

My mom an I were talking about all of the good times we shared with this lovely lady. We go way way back to the early 80’s of the original Burton Moose Lodge in Vassar Rd. Oh all those memories. Prayers to the family. God Bless you all. Love Nick & Julie

Janet Heidel

March 10, 2018

Loretta was fun, always smiled, and a really great Moose member. I send my condolences to the family, and her friends. She was a good friend, and a good person.
Janet Heidel

Kori and Tony Roberts

March 9, 2018

Sending all our love and sincere condolences to the family of Loretta...and to my dear friend Rita. We love you Rita and pray that God comforts you and your family in the loss of your dear mother. Such an irreplaceable life...there is no love like the love of a mother and we hope you find comfort in cherishing all the memories you shared. May she rest in peace...Rejoice in the hope that God promises us found at Revelation 21:1-4 which partly says...(4) and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Amen.

C Rudolph

March 9, 2018

I send my condolence to the family of Lorretta Brown. May happy memories of Lorretta bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.