Phyllis was born March 17, 1950, in St. Louis Missouri to her loving parents Hattie Mae and David Brown. She lived in Crossett Arkansas for 11 years of her life, and eventually ended up spending the past 14 years living in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Phyllis loved to travel, and happily divided her life between the homes of her loving children, Kimberly Brown of Gray Tennessee and Jesse Brown of Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Phyllis was a kind and gentle, God-fearing soul who absolutely loved people. She grew up as a Baptist and used these experiences as the foundation for her faith in the Gospel. Phyllis especially enjoyed sharing the word of God with others and inevitably left a positive, lasting impression on everyone she met.
Phyllis’ greatest joys were her faith and her family. There was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with her nieces and nephews, who referred to her as “G” and often took her ripping and running the streets because she was their “Road Dog.” She also cherished the quality time that she spent with her granddaughter Madysen who she had countless play dates with and joyfully watched grow up.
Phyllis tirelessly devoted time each day to posting bible verses to a committed worldwide community of friends online. Phyllis’ other interests were coloring books and designs with precision, and meticulously putting together puzzles. Phyllis was also a devout reader of various authors representing the many different genres of writing. Phyllis also had a weakness for losing track of time while trying to win playing Mahjong into the wee hours of the morning
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Monroe of a Crossett AR., her mother Hattie Mae Brown, her brother David Carl Brown and her brother Cornelius (Nebop) Brown all of Crossett AR.
Phyllis is survived by her two children: Kim Brown, wife Jill of Gray Tn., Dr. Jesse Brown, wife Sonjie, and daughter Madysen of Milwaukee WI., four sisters: Candy Smith of Crossett, AR., Renée Crawford, husband Jack of Crossett, AR., Janice Brown of Crossett, AR., Karen Mitchell, husband Thomas of St. Louis MO., Her brother: Paul Brown wife Sandra of Crossett, AR, two sisters-in: Doolrecy Brown and Marie Brown both of Crossett, AR; and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Crossett, AR.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 1 until 7 at the chapel of Mitchell Memorial.
Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, AR.
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