Linda Marie Raibourn Brown was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on September 7, 2018. She passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, at the age of 65.
Linda was born February 1, 1953 to Raymond M. Raibourn and Ethel Ruth Alexander in Houston, TX. She spent the majority of her adult life living in Conroe, TX with her husband and five children. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in-law AH Brown, her grandson William Brown and her granddaughter Corlyn M. Brown. She is survived by her husband John Clayton Brown, her children Paul J. Brown III & wife Kristi Brown, Tracy Immegart & husband Ryan Immegart, Raymond Chance Brown, John Ashton Brown & wife Randi Brown and Austin Brown, Grandchildren Sierra & Chloe Brown, Ethan & Noah Immegart, Corbyn Brown & Ashtin Brown, brother Raymond L. Raibourn & wife Sally Raibourn, Sister-in-laws Patti Brown and Pat Konetzke, Uncles Howard Alexander and Lawson Daniel & wife Betty Daniel as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Linda was a stay at home Mom for many years. She went back to work in the late 90’s and spent several years working at DHL airways in the accounts receivable department. She received her Associate’s Degree from Montgomery Community College in 2003. In 2006 she began working at Regent Care overseeing medical records. During the last several years of her life she provided home health care for the elderly. She had a strong work ethic and enjoyed working, but she especially loved the people she worked with. Always an advocate for children, Linda also spent time working in the S.A.M’s program providing supervised visitation for children in unstable family situations. Linda was the heart of her family. Her love and devotion to family and friends will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 13th at American Heritage Funeral Home at 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038. The funeral services will be held at American Heritage on Friday, September 14th at 8:30am. Graveside service will follow at 9:45am at Houston Nation Cemetery at 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038. Pastor Danny Wendt will be officiating.
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Vicki McDonald (Alexander)
September 13, 2018
Clay & Family,
Our thoughts & prayers will be with all of you in the coming days. Linda was a strong woman and also a Mom, wife, grandma, sister, cousin and considered family and friends to so many others. She will be greatly missed by so many and especially her family. Remember the good times and laugh and share and spend time with each other and above all take care of each other. In Proverbs 31:10-30 the life a Godly woman is described and Linda lived up to that.
Love to All,
Charles & Vicki
September 12, 2018
As a person whose primary love language is WORDS, I have found it very difficult to put into words what I want the most to convey to those who one day may read the comments about my Aunt Linda and may not have known her. She went HOME to be with our Savior. She wasn't perfect, no one except Jesus is. Yet she embodied so many of His personality traits. She loved. She didn't meet a stranger, her heart's desire was to know; Did they have food? Did they have clothes? Did they have a place to stay? Did they know someone cared?.
If hospitality could be embodied in anyone other than Jesus, it would be in my Aunt Linda & Bubba. She/they never cared where you were from, what you had done, how old you were, or if you didn't look like her.
She was a woman who was so simple yet loving. She would always be wherever she needed to be and often wearing her hair in rollers with a scarf gracefully covering them, and a pair of very worn yet comfortable slippers. Yet that simple country appearance was always once again eclipsed by her heart that was there to make sure THE RIGHT THING was done or just what a Momma thinks is right!
I thank God for my Aunt Linda as well as all of the BROWNS. Each one is different, yet wonderful, because of the love of God that she and my Bubba poured into not only them but into all those they met, everyone was welcome...always.
September 11, 2018
My heart breaks for my brother, nephews, and nieces, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you just know that I'll always be there for you to help see you through this. As time goes on cherish the memories that you each shared with her they will bring you comfort and joy in the years ahead. Know that she loved you each so very much and was so proud of you all. Linda will always live on in our hearts.
I cannot express the loss I'm feeling. I didn't think of Linda as a Sister-in -Law, she was the sister I never had. We shared many good and bad times through the years, we always had each other to lean on and knew that we would always be there for one and other. Linda was just a compassionate, caring and giving person it didn't matter who you were. She was a great wife, mother, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She loved helping others. She always enjoyed the holidays and having family get togethers just having fun and talking to everyone. Linda never met a stranger she was such a people person. This last year she fought a very hard battle to overcome her illness and always managed to keep a positive attitude, I truly admired her for that. I know that she is at peace now and catching up with all our loved ones that went before her and she will be there to greet all of us when it is our time. Linda, rest in peace and know that you will be missed more than you can imagine by the family. I love you Sister-In-Law.
September 11, 2018
Mom, there aren't words to express how grateful I am that you were my mom. You were one of the strongest and most generous people I have ever known. I have spent my life knowing you loved me greatly and that you were always on my side. I already miss you so much, but I know we'll be together again someday, and that gives me great comfort. I love you Mama.