Edna K. Brown was born May 13, 1940 to John and Lue Dora Taylor in Rossville, Tennessee. She was one of 10 children. Her parents; Lue Dora and John; sisters, Dorothy, Savannah and Ada Mae; brothers, John Elton and Due, all preceded her in death.
Edna attended St. Luke Elementary School and W.P. Ware High School in Summerville, Tennessee. In 1964, Edna moved to Chicago, IL and married the love of her life, Willie Boyd Brown. They were married for 44 years.
Edna accepted Christ at an early age and was sprinkled after being on the morning bench at Stinson C.M.E. in Rossville, TN/ Once she was in Chicago, IL, she attended church but did not find a church home until her childhood friend, Reverend Dr. Howard Randolph became a pastor and baptized her from a small storefront on 119th Street to 93rd Street and finally at New Faith Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member of the Nurses Board.
Edna was a great woman of wisdom and faith. She always demonstrated God's love and faith. She always reminded us that no matter what obstacles we face in this life, WE ARE VICTORIOUS AND PUT EVERYTHING IN GOD'S HAND!!! Edna loved her family and was always saying: "We always need to stick together and watch out for each other." Edna was everybody's momma, aunt and friend. We cannot imagine her resting easy. We can only see her rejoicing and praising GOD for eternity.
Edna was a loving wife, mother and friend with a great sense of humor. There was nothing that she wouldn't do for you. One of her favorite things to do was cooking, and boy could she cook. Many can attest to her cooking skills. Edna was a strong woman. She has survived so much, you would never know because she never complained. She was always sharing words of wisdom as her niece, LaTonya shared, she once told her to always get up, dress up, and show up no matter what.
Edna's husband, Willie; daughter, Brenda and son, Alexis; daughter-in-law, Latrena preceded her in death. Edna leaves to cherish her memory; five daughters, Patricia (James) Hammond, Cherie Taylor, Cynthia (Vernon Jr.) Mitchell and Ernestine (Donnie) Brown-McGhee; two sons, Alfred (Roylietrich) Brown and Quentin (Jaydine) Brown; eleven grandchildren, LaMesha, DeAngelo, Tyre, Chevalier, Donnovan, Briasha, Armond, Keylen, Antonio, Mari and Quentin, Jr.; seven great grandchildren, Cyera, Mario, J'mere, Kayden, Kayaa, ai, and Laviale; sister, Rene Drake; three brotehrs, Thomas Taylor, Sammy (Mary) Parks and Oscar (Pearlie) Taylor; two special nieces, Laquita Hardeman and Alysia Drake; special nephew, Leon Hardeman; a very special sister/ girlfriend, Her best friend, Ida Nell Weary; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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