[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MRS. GLORIA MARGIE BROWN
HON. CEDRIC L. RICHMOND
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
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
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.