Eloise Brown

Published 1:33 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be wary; and they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

Mrs. Eloise H. Brown was born June 26, 1930, in New Orleans. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harris. She was an only child. Her children referred to her affectionately as “Lil Momma.” She departed this life on Sept. 3, 2018, at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa.

She received her education from Poplas Elementary, Central Elementary and Central Memorial High School. She enrolled in Southern University in Baton Rouge, and received her B.A. Degree in 1964 in Education.

Her first employment was in September 1964 as a first grade teacher, then a second grade teacher at Poplas Elementary where she remained until 1968. During the beginning of integration in 1969, Mrs. Brown was employed at Byrd Avenue School and worked there until 1972 as a second grade teacher. She worked as a fifth grade teacher at Denhamtown School in 1974. She was then transferred to Superior Avenue School and taught seventh and eighth grades at Bogalusa Junior High School Located on Carolina Avenue.

The Junior High School was later moved to North Avenue, which was originally known as Central Memorial High School. Mrs. Brown remained there until her retirement on May 30, 1996.

She also attended Southeastern University, St. Dominican University and Loyola University for extension courses where she certified in Special Education Generics and taught in the different classifications areas, Mild, Mentally Disabled, Mild Moderate Learning Disabled and Behavior Disorders.

She realized that every child had different abilities, potentials and most of all different personalities and would function in learning accordingly. It was a joy to work with the students sometimes on a one to one correspondence, but she was able to communicate with them in order to work with them and be successful in helping develop individual and personal identities for each child.

Eloise Brown also recognized that with understanding, love and with respect her students would be able to adjust to new situations in life.

Her contributions to education are attributed to the fact that she has been the mentor for an extremely large number of students who have grown up, matured, and joined the ranks of many opportunities throughout the world.

She was married to the late Mr. Joe Brown Sr. a retired Gaylord Corporation Employee who worked for 30 years until early retirement in 1977.

Remembering her with love are three daughters, Elaine B. Brown of Bogalusa, Lillie M. Morris of Varnado and Brenda J. Walker (Rev. James Walker) of Duarte, Calif.; and four sons Joe (Ruby L.) Brown Jr. of Eastpoint, Mich., Ernest Brown of Slidell, Andrew (Ruby D.) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Richard E. (Charlene) Brown of Sun; nine grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; special nephews Rev. Bruce L. Brown and Stanley Brown; special cousin Mother Nettie Frazier, Ms. Hazel Bagent and life long friend Mrs. Elnora Dubb and host of relatives and friends; step-daughters, Judy M. Pearson of Ruth, Miss., Missionary Janis M. Smith of Summitt, Miss., and Alice Smith and Ester Williams, both of Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Brown Sr.; parents, Luther and Mollie Harris; son, Glen N. Brown; and grandson Lawrence “Boo” Morris.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., followed by the family hour from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. John Temple C.O.G.I.C. with Elder Bobby R Brown, pastor, and Rev. Bruce L. Brown Sr., officiating.

Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.