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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E45-E46]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO



                        HON. CEDRIC L. RICHMOND

                              of louisiana

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mr. RICHMOND. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Mrs. Gloria Margie Brown, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, who passed away on January 4, 2018, at the age of 82.

Mrs. Brown was the first child born of three children to the late Mr. Edward Davis, Sr. and Mrs. Maude B. Davis, in Lobdell, Louisiana. She was reared in a Christian home, where both the Catholic and Baptist faiths were taught, although the family mostly attended St. Paul Catholic Church in Brusly, Louisiana.

Mrs. Brown's childhood education began at St. Monica School, where she met her lifelong [[Page E46]] friend Bessie. Upon graduating the eighth grade she matriculated to Walter L. Cohen High School. She was in the second graduating class and one of the first majorettes. She was proud of her school and regularly participated in many of their functions.

As a teenager, Mrs. Brown was honored with the title of Miss Lincoln Beach. She enjoyed helping others and served as the monitor at the “baby pool” at Leman Park Playground for more than 19 years.

Mrs. Brown married Mr. Eric Brown and together they raised three children--Melvin, Rhonda, and Margie. She supported her children in all of their life adventures, from the church house, ball parks, and dance recitals.

We cannot match the sacrifices made by Mrs. Brown, but surely we can try to match her sense of service. We cannot match her courage, but we can strive to match her devotion.

Mrs. Brown's survivors include her children, Melvin, Rhonda, and Margie; grandchildren AJ, Hass, and Maddi; one great grandson A'Jay; her sister Elaine (Jack), her brother Ed, sister-in-law Valentine and two god children Karen Lynn and Tommy. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric, parents Edward and Maude, grandson Melvin John Eric, sister-in-law Annie and nine brothers and sisters-in-law.

Mr. Speaker, I celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Gloria Margie Brown--a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and daughter. ____________________

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