Mildred (Doll) BrownNorth Little Rock, AR, 1935 - 2010
MILDRED (DOLL) BROWN, 75, of North Little Rock, Ark. died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.
She was born to the late John Perkins and Memphis Willis-Perkins, April 2, 1935 in Kendleton, Texas (Fort Bend County.) The youngest of 11 children, her twin Hildred passed a short while after birth. Affectionately called "Doll" by all family members and childhood friends. Shortly after her fathers death in her early childhood years, her mother moved the family to Los Angeles, Calif., where she successfully raised her and her other nine siblings, five brothers and four sisters.
She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, Calif., Class of 1954. She professed her life to Christ as a young woman and was Baptized.
In 1961 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Elihu B. Brown, and to that union two lovely children, Paul and Wanda were born. She was a fun loving, caring and dedicated Mother. She followed and supported her husband throughout his military career in the United States Navy,, whose military assignments moved the family to Navy bases throughout the United States from California, Florida and Washington State. Upon her husband's retirement from the Navy in 1973, the family moved to North Little Rock, Ark. Shortly after settling in North Little Rock, the family joined Riverview A.M.E. Church, where she remained a faithful member for 37 years, working in numerous capacities as a Steward, Stewardess, Usher and Missionary in the Church until her health interfered with her duties. She was retired sales associate of J.C. Penny (20 years), prior to that a North Little Rock Schools transportation Department employee and concerned citizen of The Poe Addition Community Neighborhood Association.
She is survived by her son, Paul (Elaine) Brown of Little Rock, Ark. and daughter Wanda (Oscar) Lung'aho of North Little Rock, Ark.; five grandsons, Luanzo, Mujera, Phillip, John and Payton. She was preceded in death by her husband Elihu B. Brown. She was the youngest and sole survivor of her siblings; six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
She is remembered by a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, cousins and relatives: Clarence, Gaston Jr., Kenny, Timothy (Chalise) and Sheila; Michael and Norva; Wilbert Jr. (Palmer), Gloria (Glen), Linda, Carolyn, Cynthia (Keith), and Kevin; Loffiett (Gwen), Kenyatta, Mary and Tuttie, Cathi (George); from Los Angeles, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga. and Edmond, Okla. Sister-in-laws Dorothy Perkins and Ivory Perkins; brother-in-law Gaston Scranton Sr. (Carolyn).
Family hour and visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 7 p.m. respectively at Premier Funeral Home, 1518 Battery Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Phone: 501-376-4800.
Funeral service: Monday, 27 Sept. 2010, 11 a.m. Riverview A.M.E. Church, 213 Glenview Lane, North Little Rock, Ark. 72117.
Officiating pastor: Rev. Trina D. Brown of Riverview A.M.E. Church.
Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 Batter St., Little Rock, Ark. 501-376-4800.
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Published September 26, 2010
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1518 S. Battery St, Little Rock, AR