OBITUARY

Edith Lotspeich Brown

September 5, 1929October 7, 2021
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Edith Lotspeich Brown, age 92, of Meadows Place, Texas passed away into the loving arms of her Lord on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Edith was born September 5, 1929 to Roy Sanford and Jewel Gray Lotspeich in Robstown Texas, later moving to Houston before she started school. Edith graduated from John H Reagan High School in the Houston Heights at the age of 15. A few years later, her family moved to Russellville Arkansas. Upon his discharge from the US Navy, she met and later married Edgar Lavern Brown on August 1 1947. Shortly thereafter, the new couple returned to Houston where he became a journeyman sheet metal worker in Union 54. They lived in many places around Houston before buying their first home in Lamar Terrace where they raised three children. While raising children, Edith actively volunteered in multiple school and civic organizations including Girl Scouts and PTA. The young family were active members of Westheimer Baptist Church until it moved and then became members of Richmond Plaza Baptist Church in Bellaire Texas. At both churches, she was involved in teaching Sunday School, Bible studies, GAs, and missions as well as being church secretary. Throughout her life, she was a loving and devoted family-oriented daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Anyone who entered her home was always made to feel respected and welcomed. She had a special spot in heart for her dogs, mostly Shih Tzus. After their children grew up, Edith and Lavern spent many happy hours traveling for naval and family reunions. She also enjoyed all types of history, especially family history. For several years, she was a member of the Houston Genealogical Forum. She loved reading all types of literature, especially her Bible. She collected cardinals and churches, among other things. Edith loved to spend time outside, working in her yard with her plants, or inside, cooking for her family including the best lemon meringue pies. Edith nursed both her mother and her husband when they were terminally ill. Although she herself had many physical ailments, including surviving breast cancer twice, she overcame with a strong will and love for life and family. Not only would she not give up on herself, she encouraged others and would never allow her family to give up on themselves. Edith set high expectations for herself and all those around her. She is survived by brother James Lotspeich, daughter Karen (Charles) Whiteside, son Roy (Spring Pettenger) Brown, and daughter Brenda Brown, grandson Kevin C Brown, granddaughters Amy Renee & April Whiteside, “adopted” grandchildren Devin, Sienna, Payton, and Nevaeh Pettenger, and great-granddaughter Paisley Rae Brown, as well as many other loving family members and friends. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Lavern, numerous sister and brother in laws including Bill Ware, Joyce and Edwin Shinn, James F. and Janice Vinson Brown, Quillon Connerly, and Jeanie Lotspeich.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 1pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.earthmansouthwest.com for the Brown family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Kevin Brown

October 15, 2021

I do not know where to begin when speaking about grandma, she was one of the most loving forgiving people I have even known.
I have a ton of memories with her, from long van rides to Crocket and Arkansas, Family reunions birthdays and Christmas's. She was almost always smiling. I think my fondest memory was the day she met her great granddaughter Paisley. Paisley was very young and had just woken from a good nap. The look on both their faces the first time grandma held her was priceless. Grandma played with her for a little while then put Paisley right back to sleep rocking in her favorite chair.
I hate that you are gone but I know you are home with paw paw and the lord. There is no more suffering, no more pain. I will always remember and love you grandma, until I see you again.

Jeff Campbell

October 13, 2021

Edith Brown was always a joy to work with at the church. She always greeted everyone with a smile that brightened our day. She served the Lord so faithfully not only as the church secretary, but by guiding, encouraging and even corrrecting each of us who served as pastor. She once gave me a New Testment that I treasure and still use today. All of us have been blessed by her life and now she has the glorious experience of seeing "Jesus, Face toFace." Thank you Edith for being God's faithful servant.

Edith Brown. Obituary stafford,tx.

October 12, 2021

Karen. what. a. beautiful. obituary. for. your. beloved. Mom. our. Love. & Prayers. to. you. & all. whose. lives. she. touched. as. a. beautiful. Christian. women. YOUR. CHRISTIAN. FRIENDS: Ottis. & Rose. Bradley.

Payton Pettenger

October 10, 2021

God has taken her home to the place of beauty. The walkways of gold and the gates of glory. I love you so much grandma Brown. Till we meet again.

Leslie Sandel

October 9, 2021

I was so sorry to hear from Brenda that you had left us. I guess I knew it would happen someday but it was too soon! I had planned to come and visit you but something always seemed to happen to keep me from coming! I wanted to thank you for all you did for me when I was in trouble financially. You gave me not only a job but enabled me to support myself but most of all you gave me your friendship. You taught me Christian love between women! I will love you always and miss you until I meet you again in Heaven! May God bless your family and give them peace that only comes from knowing you are with our Heavenly Father! Rest in His Arms! 🙏❤️

April Whiteside

October 8, 2021

I love you, Grandma. Always & forever your girl, your strawberry shortcake.

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