1918 - 2014 Rhoneta Faye McDonald Brown, 96, of Beaumont, entered her eternal home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 surrounded by family after a brief illness. She was born on June 27, 1918, in Gustine, Texas, to W.E. and Mary McDonald. She had five sisters and two brothers. Rhoneta married her high school sweetheart Charlie Hiram Brown on September 21, 1935. They spent most of their seventy-three years of marriage in Nederland, Orangefield and Beaumont. She retired from BF Goodrich Ameripol-Synpol in 1979, after twenty-seven years of service. Rhoneta was a member of First Methodist Church of Vidor and attended Christian Fellowship Worship Center in Beaumont. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Ronald and Marilyn Brown of Orangefield and Mack and Linda Brown of Port Neches; one daughter and her husband, Rita Brown and Tom Harris of Arkansas; son-in-law, D.D. Perkins of Orangefield; eleven grandchildren, Debra and John Page of San Antonio, Sheri Perkins of Orangefield, Mike and Mary Brown of California; Daryl Brown and Luci Sheppard of Riviera; Ron and Patricia Brown of The Woodlands; Darren and Genia Brown of Port Neches; Don and Melynda Brown of Port Neches; Dusty and Rochelle Brown of Louisiana; Renee Whelply of Port Neches; Todd and Leigh Harris of Houston; Bryan Harris of Houston; and Angella and Blake Estess of Dallas; step-granddaughter; twenty- four great- grandchildren; and eight great- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Charlie Brown; her daughter, Patricia Brown Perkins; her parents; three sisters; and two brothers. A gathering of Mrs. Brown's family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, with interment to follow at the Brown family plot in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Brown's memory to Buckner Children's Village, 9055 Manion Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706. The family expresses their appreciation to the caring and compassionate staffs of Summer Place and Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas for the loving care shown to their Mother. Rhoneta was a remarkable woman who lived a remarkable life. Completed and updated information may be found at:broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 3, 2014