Margie Constance Hewitt Brown, 80, of Bastrop, peacefully transitioned into eternal life at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born August 31, 1934 to Mattie and Hartzell Hewitt. She married the late Henry Brown Jr., whom she affectionately called June Bug, on June 17, 1957.
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She is survived by two sons, Henry Brown III (Ruby) and Hartzell Lydell Brown (Jessie) of Bastrop; one daughter, Hope Andrette Brown Byers (Seth) of Columbia, Md.; one aunt Francis Strong of Oakland, Calif.; a sister-in-law Ida Mae Brown of Bastrop; eight grandchildren Serenity, Camron, Kaih, Tanika, Neverless, Johnathan, Antonio and Marcus; a host of great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.
Margie was a very good student, graduating salutatorian from Morehouse High School. She attended Grambling College, the historical black college and university later renamed as Grambling State University. After graduating from Grambling, Margie committed her life to teaching in the Morehouse Parish School System.
In addition to her service as a teacher, she joined organization that enabled her to further fulfill her giving spirit. She was a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta, a historically black Greek-letter sorority founded on fostering the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. She was also actively involved with Bastrop's Paragon Social and Civic Club which supports local students through scholarship fundraising.
She was a devoted Christian, worshipping and praising the Lord as a member of Washington Chapel United Methodist Church of Bastrop. She also served as a church usher, choir member and Sunday School teacher. A fervent reader, she read the Bible for countless hours seeking personal enlightenment and solace. An unselfish natural educator, Margie passed on the knowledge she gained through faith and personal or professional experiences to others.
Margie was a loving wife, devoted mother and faithful daughter. Her passions were reading, shopping and gardening. She read and collected countless books and magazines. She frequently visited many area stores, especially thrift and antique stores. She was an avid gardener, who filled her surroundings with beautiful flowers and plants, which flourished from her love and care even into her final days.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Loche's Mortuary on 412 West Hickory Avenue, Bastrop. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at Mount Olive United Methodist Church on 239 Pruett Street, Bastrop. Reverend Sonia Gee will be officiating. The burial will be at H. V. Adams Cemetery on Kammell Street, Bastrop, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband.
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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2015