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Mary Elizabeth Brosius

March 16, 1927April 28, 2021
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Mary Elizabeth Brosius, 94, of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2021. She was born on March 16, 1927 in Magnolia, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Brosius, her son, Gerald McDonald, and her mother and father, Sandy Christi Awbrey and Ida Awbrey, and her grandson, Christopher Baird. She is survived by two daughters. Daughter, Lana St. Clair (Charles) of Little Rock and her grandson, Michael St. Clair of Little Rock, AR and her grandson Matt St. Clair (Kristin), and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Harper of Little Rock, AR. Daughter, Pam Cigainero (Tommy) of Texarkana, TX and granddaughter, Kim Kell (Scotty) of Simms, TX and great-granddaughter, Kennedi Baird and Great-grandson, Corey Brazile (Wesley), and grandson, Jason Cigainero (Kelsey) and great-grandsons, Gavin and Grayson.

Mary worked for years as a secretary at Red River Army Depot before retiring in 1975. She was a dedicated and loyal employee. She was a lifelong member of Rose Hill Baptist Church in Texarkana. After moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, Mary became a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she made many friends. She had a special relationship with her best friend, Mary Howell where they shared birthday celebrations, lunch dates, flea market shopping, and many stories.

Her biggest love was for her family. She loved being with them and sharing stories of life-long memories. She loved going to the horse races with her daughters, granddaughter, and great granddaughter which became a tradition for her birthday celebration every year. She loved traveling with her family. She made trips to San Antonio, Branson, Grand Ole Opry, St. Louis, and even traveling across the country to California visiting historic sites. On her eightieth birthday we celebrated her birthday on her first cruise. She also loved going to Orange Beach to watch the beautiful waves and dolphins in the ocean.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at East Funeral Home, 602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Memorial Gardens with Dr. Scott Jackson officiating under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown. Condolences can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Reginald Rogers

May 5, 2021

Lana, Michael, Matthew, Charles and the St. Clair and Brosius Families : May God Bless you at this time of loss but it is also a celebration of a life well-lived. Your mother and grandmother raised a wonderful family that she had to be proud of. She was a lovely, elegant Lady. She is assuredly in Heaven with all of our loved ones who have passed away. May she Rest in the Peace of Christ. Reg Rogers, Catholic High Class of 1977

Michael Bounds

May 5, 2021

Kay and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers. Michael Bounds

Tommy Duncan

May 4, 2021

She was a very beauiful lady. She was married to my uncle Lee. He was very happy with her. Now she is with her Lord whom she honored. My condolences to the family. May God bless you all.
Tommy Duncan.

Scooter & Predetta Maddox

May 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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Mom Five years

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Standing Helen, Mary, Irma Awbrey
Sitting Erma Awbrey

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Mary as a teenager

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Mom Five years

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Standing Helen, Mary, Irma Awbrey
Sitting Erma Awbrey

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Mary as a teenager

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Ida Awbrey (Mary's Mother)

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Gerald McDonald

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Lee and Mary

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Biography

Mary Elizabeth Brosius, 94, of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2021. She was born on March 16, 1927 in Magnolia, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Brosius, her son, Gerald McDonald, and her mother and father, Sandy Christi Awbrey and Ida Awbrey, and her grandson, Christopher Baird. She is survived by two daughters. Daughter, Lana St. Clair (Charles) of Little Rock and her grandson, Michael St. Clair of Little Rock, AR and her grandson Matt St. Clair (Kristin), and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Harper of Little Rock, AR. Daughter, Pam Cigainero (Tommy) of Texarkana, TX and granddaughter, Kim Kell (Scotty) of Simms, TX and great-granddaughter, Kennedi Baird and Great-grandson, Corey Brazile (Wesley), and grandson, Jason Cigainero (Kelsey) and great-grandsons, Gavin and Grayson.

Mary worked for years as a secretary at Red River Army Depot before retiring in 1975. She was a dedicated and loyal employee. She was a lifelong member of Rose Hill Baptist Church in Texarkana. After moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, Mary became a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she made many friends. She had a special relationship with her best friend, Mary Howell where they shared birthday celebrations, lunch dates, flea market shopping, and many stories.

Her biggest love was for her family. She loved being with them and sharing stories of life-long memories. She loved going to the horse races with her daughters, granddaughter, and great granddaughter which became a tradition for her birthday celebration every year. She loved traveling with her family. She made trips to San Antonio, Branson, Grand Ole Opry, St. Louis, and even traveling across the country to California visiting historic sites. On her eightieth birthday we celebrated her birthday on her first cruise. She also loved going to Orange Beach to watch the beautiful waves and dolphins in the ocean.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at East Funeral Home, 602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Memorial Gardens with Dr. Scott Jackson officiating under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown. Condolences can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com