Sylvia Bruce Brown

Published 12:02 am Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jan. 22, 1918 – Feb. 22, 2013

PRAIRIEVILLE — Services for Sylvia Bruce Brown, 95, of Prairieville, who died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenoaks Funeral Home

Burial will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

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Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brown was born January 22, 1918, in Galvez, La., the daughter of Lawrence and Effie Bruce.

She retired as a bookkeeper from LSU Agricultural Experiment Station in Plaquemines Parish in 1978. She resided most of her life in Port Sulphur, La., where she lived with her husband of 61 years, Ralph T. Brown Sr. and raised their six children. She was a member of Broussard Grove Baptist Church in Prairieville.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings Libby Maggio, Coleen Nicholas, Sonny Bruce and Alpha Stevens; and grandchildren Craig Brown, Jerry Brown, Mike Brown and Steve Brown.

Survivors include her children, Ralph T “Tommy” Brown Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Clanton, Ala., Geneva B. Ross and husband, Donnie, of Kenner, La., James H. Brown and wife, Marilyn, of Kenner, La., Patricia B. Davis and husband, Roger, of Natchez, George F. Brown of Baton Rouge and Abbie B. Thomas and husband, George, of Monroe, La.; 13 grandchildren, Danielle Case of Kenner, La., Terri Farris of Clanton, Ala., Ralph Ross of Mandeville, La., Kyle Brown of Bay St. Louis, Tracy Gati of San Antonio, Texas, Joshua Thomas of Monroe, La., Angela Davis of New Orleans, Renee Davis of Natchez, Jonathan Thomas of Bossier City, La., Natalie Brown of Baton Rouge, Rebecca Davis of Ridgeland, Joseph Thomas of Monroe, La., and Kaitlin Thomas of Monroe, La.; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister Myrtle Evans of Baton Rouge.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Ralph Ross, Matthew Ross and Woody Smith.

The family would like to thank Heather Gregoire, Farrand Manuel and others for being loving caregivers, including Pinnacle Home Health, Dr. Kenny Cole and Hospice of Baton Rouge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ralph T. Brown Scholarship Fund, LSU College of Agriculture, 110 Martin D. Woodin Hall, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803; Hagar’s House, First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70119; Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA, 71211, or the charity of your choice.