Ollie Evelyn Brown McBride went to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 1, 2013, in La Porte, Texas. She was born to George Jackson Brown and Minnie Maude Williams Brown on January 14, 1931, in Happy, Texas, where she attended school. She married Ray McBride on January 29, 1949 in Happy. Ray's job required travel to multiple cities and states. They settled in Golden Acres in Pasadena, TX, in 1963 and joined Golden Acres Baptist Church. They raised four children in Pasadena and resided in the area until they moved to La Porte, TX, in 1983 where they lived out the rest of their days. She worked as a beautician for 12 years and ended her working career serving as the Business Office Manager at Montgomery Ward in Pasadena. Ollie, also known as "Granny" to many, was preceded in death by her husband Ray McBride, her parents, Jack and Maude Brown, her brother, William Manual Brown, her daughter, Sue McBride Carpenter, and her nephew, David Brown. Surviving family members include daughter, Linda Paschall; son, Steven McBride; daughter and son-in-law Jackie and David Shuman; Grandsons Jeremy Paschall, Ethan Paschall, Ashley B. Carpenter, Brett Capenter and wife, Ashley, Jared Shuman and wife, Brittany; Granddaughters Lydia Jung and husband, Jared, Miranda McBride, Elisha Shuman; Great-Grandchildren Lukas Jung, Courtney and Ava Carpenter, Presley and Brenna Carpenter, Gage Monceaux, and she had just found out that Jared and Brittany have another great-grandchild on the way; niece, Debra Brown; sisters-in-law Rosa Lee McBride and Monnie McBride Rutherford, and numerous cousins and McBride nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. Ollie served as an example of a loving mother, grandmother, and friend, of strength and perserverence, and of grace under fire. Her smile and sense of humor have been enjoyed by many and will be truly missed.
The viewing will be held at Rosewood Funeral home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., on Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Golden Acres Baptist Church, 2812 Pansy, Pasadena, on Monday, August 5, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Brannon Revel officiating, in collaboration with Dr. Royce Measures. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, 8501 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, TX.