OBITUARY

Vida May (Dennis) Brown

December 7, 1933April 6, 2021
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Vida M. Brown passed away on April 6, 2021 and is under the care of Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel.

Vida May Dennis was born on December 7, 1933 in St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies to Allen Dennis and Ethel Tracy. As a young child, she learned to depend on God, which later led to her accepting Christ.

At an early age, Vida would move to Kingston, where she did domesticated work. She later became a head cook, giving her the opportunity to cook for Sean Connery on the set of “Dr. No.” This was an honor for which she was extremely proud.

She migrated to the United Kingdom in 1966, where she would become a conductress on the buses.

Vida married Cleveland Brown, her lifelong love of 54 years, on September 3, 1966.

She moved to Rochester, New York in 1969, doing factor work and other jobs. Cleveland joined her in 1971, where they would create a foundation to bring their four children to the United States. Vida worked 24 years for Bausch and Lomb until her retirement.

Vida and Cleveland moved to Georgia in 2005, to be with their daughter, Maxine, after certain health issues started to arise. Plus, the weather was much better!

She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 54 years, Cleveland Brown; four children, Garfield Simpson of Rochester, New York, Kenneth (Valrie) Simpson of Conyers, Georgia, Althea Simpson of Ellenwood, Georgia and Maxine Brown of Stockbridge, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Yasmin Simpson of Rochester, New York, Lorena Davis of Ellenwood, Georgia, Brandon Simpson of Rochester, New York, Cassandra Simpson of Burbank, California, Dominique (Keri) David of Belleville, Illinois, Jamal Simpson of Conyers, Georgia, Venessa (Griffin) Drake of Los Angeles, California and Larissa Davis of the Military; three great-grandchildren, Devon Davis, Jr. of Rochester, New York, Deion Davis of Rochester New York and Layla Davis of Belleville, Illinois; a host of other relatives and friends.

Mama Brown, as she was affectionately called, was a devoted Christian. She loved God with an unmatched fervor. Anyone who met “Mama Brown” was instantly greeted with a genuine kind and caring spirit. She loved her family. Those close to her knew her passion was cooking and that she enjoyed feeding all that entered her home.

So, today we celebrate her life and legacy!

Mama Brown, God has you wrapped securely in his arms, having completed your task, having come through the storms. Your light is not extinguished, but a compass to lead the way, to gain the wings of Glory to see me on that day!

YOU ARE GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN … WE LOVE YOU!!!

Visitation for Mrs. Brown will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4:00PM-7:00PM at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia.

The Homegoing Celebration of Life for Mother Vida May Dennis Brown will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, with Interment immediately following in Fairview Memorial Gardens.

We encourage family and friends to send messages, photos or videos to www.mem.com/010141726.

Services

12 April

Visitation - 10 Person Rotation Intervals (Masks Required)

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Horis A. Ward - Fairview Chapel

376 Fairview Road
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
13 April

Funeral Service - Limited Seating (Masks Required)

1:00 pm

Horis A. Ward - Fairview Chapel

376 Fairview Road
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

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Pat Middlebrooks

April 12, 2021

To a Extraordinary Humble Lady. My 1st encounter was December 1975 and right away I felt as though I was apart of your family. The warmth an a smile that stayed with you throughout your whole life. Farewell my friend. Rest In Peace.

Pamela Heard

April 12, 2021

This is a difficult loss. I was very close to my Aunt Vida. She was a large part of my life and I'll never forget whenever we spoke, she would call me "Pammy Baby".
To the family ... I am sorry for your loss. To Aunt Vida ... Rest in heaven.

Angella Dennis

April 12, 2021

Aunt V my most favorite Aunty. She was such a pleasant soul and that laughter gosh I'm going to miss that. She loved family and would go the extra mile to help a member of the family who was facing financial difficulties. In colleage, I was a recipient of her generosity. She was an advocate of education and would encourage you to strive for excellence and she not only did so in words but also in deeds. Each time I visited she would never let me leave without a ' mother's prayer'. What I will always remember most about Aunty V is her love for ' Father God' and her prayerful life. Miss you so much already😢😢

Celma Fabello Smith

April 11, 2021

I have so much love and respect for "Mama." I admired Her hardwork and perseverance during Physical Therapy . Her enthusiasm to walk and get better even though it's late hours at night to do her PT is just so amazing. I would never forget the days that we are all singing while she is learning how to walk again..
The family support is amazing and so heartwarming.. Mama as I call her will surely be missed but not forgotten..
I love you mama..

Patricia Green

April 11, 2021

It was a pleasure to know Mrs. Brown. She always made me feel special. I enjoyed every conversation we had. I know that now she is talking and laughing with our savior. I am going to miss her.



Patrick Smith

April 11, 2021

My very sweet aunty Vida was an angel and now she is an Angel!

Lorna Brown Gallimore

April 11, 2021

The best things in life are the people we love, and the memories we’ve made along the way. When I first met motherBrown, we connected like family, I would cooked and take her food, bwoy I tell you, she love my cooking.

I loved her Hawaiian 🌺 salad she love to cook, she was always pleased and kind, she would called me or leave voice messages, Lorna, this is mother Brown, I haven’t heard from you, call me,. I wish I saved all her messages just to here he beautiful voice again.

I had lots of good memories with her, gathering, BBQ, holidays celebration, she will be missed. Love ❤️ you mother B

Lorna

Letty Padilla

April 11, 2021

I will always remember mani brown who always showed me love and care as Maxine’s best friend. I will miss you but I know that you will be serving the lord in heaven. Love you Letty.

Rosie Williams

April 10, 2021

It was a pleasure to have known you.
Rest In Peace Mrs. Brown.
You will be missed..

Yanique Walters

April 10, 2021

To Kenneth, Jamal and Family:

Condolences to you and your family on the passing of the family's matriarch, "Mamma."

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you peace and the strength to pull through this difficult time.

With our deepest sympathies,

Yanique and Zoe

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