Lorraine Bailey Brown, a longtime resident of New Orleans, La., before moving to Roanoke, Va., in 1990 and a retired school teacher in the Orleans Parish School District, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late James Andrew Bailey Sr. and Adele Croom Bailey; wife of the late Paul J. Houston Sr. and James N. Brown; loving mother of Paul J. (Blondell) Houston Jr., of Daleville, Va., Steven A. (Anita) Houston, of Vicksburg, Miss., and the late Philip A. "Tony" Houston Sr.; grandmother of Tiffany (Alwin) Dockins, of Jackson, Miss., Philip A. (Rima) Houston Jr., of New Orleans, La., Candice Lorraine Houston, of Jackson, Miss., Paul J. Houston III, of Roanoke, Va., Malena (Johnny) Woods, of Daleville, Va., India (Joey) Stockton, of Roanoke, Va., and Scott Bailey Houston, of Atlanta, Ga.; 15 great- grandchildren; her special Hickerson and Pete Family; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Funeral was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans, La., and Valley Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
Published in Roanoke Times on Feb. 24, 2013