God's Heavenly host of Angels came for Thelma Brown, May 5, 2004. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and sons Lester Brown and Jack Edward Brown.
She is survived by daughter Janell Knight of Carlsbad, N.M.; son Lonnie Brown and wife Shirley of Crofton, Md.; son John Brown of Taylor, Texas; and daughter Janie Madrid of Albuquerque, N.M. She had 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Thelma was a member of First Baptist Church of Crosbyton. She had been a member of the Garden Club and Quilting Club, and was Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. Thelma was born June 1, 1907, in Bog Springs, Ark. She moved to the South Plains at the age of 16. She married Jack Brown Sept. 26, 1925. After residing in Abernathy, she and Jack moved to Crosbyton in 1968. Due to failing health, Thelma moved to Albuquerque in 2002 to live with her daughter Janie. She leaves behind a great legacy of her strong faith in God and a sweet, sweet spirit that touched the lives of many. "Now abideth faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Cor. 13:13. Visitors will be received between 5 and 6 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Home in Crosbyton. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Crosbyton Cemetery with the Rev. Les Griffin officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Powell, Jonathan Knight, Joe Cargile, Tom Brian, Bill Mammaro, Lance Morris. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Knight.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Friday, May 7, 2004
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