Elvie Brown Sr. of Brownwood was called home on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the graceful age of 75 years young. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family who stayed by his side at the Veterans Medical Center in Temple, where he was graced with spiritual prayer, his favorite songs, and the sharing of the precious memories he had bestowed upon their lives.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the New Testament Holiness Church, located at 7550 County Rd. 169  in Bangs, where Pastor Elvie Brown Jr. (third son) will honor Mr. Elvie Brown Sr. as the Eulogist. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 108, Grosvenor. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the New Testament Holiness Church.

Elvie Brown was born March 26, 1942 in Needville. There he attended schools and received his required education prior to being called into active duty on the 7th of May 1964 by United States Army as a selective service participant. During this call of duty as a soldier of the 1st Battalion, 73rd Artillery Armed division, SP4 Brown (now known as corporal), worked as a tank turret specialist and armed ordinance general mechanic. There he was also a decorated sharpshooter or expert marksman and was additionally awarded the Medal of Good Conduct. His military service concluded on the 6th of May 1970 ending both Active and Reserve status obligations.

Elvie met the love of his life, Indiana Crockett in Needville. The two would marry on June 12, 1966 in Needville. Together they moved to Gay Hill for several years before settling in Brownwood, where they began building and extending their lives with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Left behind to cherish his memory are Mrs. Indiana Brown, dedicated spouse, supporter, and confidant for 51 years of Blessed marriage and unblemished unity; daughters: Tracy Cartwright (Dennis) of Los Angeles, Sherrie Talton (Richard) of Brownwood, and Alice Patrick (Curtis) of Brownwood; sons: I.J. “Bud” Brown (Tamatha) of Brownwood, Prendon Brown (Kimberly) of Crystal City, and Elvie Brown Jr. (Dekithia) of Midland; sisters: Willie Lee White of Needville, and Hattie Mae Garrett (Richard) of Needville; brother: Hiram Rivers (Lisa) of Kendleton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family (Scott’s) and many friends.

Elvie Brown Sr. was preceded in death by William Rivers (father), Alice Rivers (mother), Georgia Buchanan (sister), Vernell Bosie (brother), Bud Brown (biological father), and Trinity Talton (granddaughter).

Elvie Sr. was a long-time member of the New Testament Holiness Church, a faithful and prayerful servant who dedicated his life to loving the Lord our Father in Heaven and his Blessed beloved family here on Earth. Services entrusted to Brownwood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at http://www.brownwoodfuneralhome.net.