RACINE - Beatrice (née: Brown) Crain, age 86 was born into eternal life on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Beatrice was born in Enterprise, MS on March 16, 1928, to the union of the late Talmadge Sr. and Mary (née: Gordon) Brown. Beatrice accepted the Lord at an early age and maintained her Christian faith throughout her life. She loved reading her Bible and listening to Gospel Music. Those who know Beatrice can attest to her strength and austerity. They would also know that Beatrice was the sweetest, kindest and most loving woman you could ever know. It was her crowning glory to have the opportunity to be blessed as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a great-great grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, baking, and spending time with her loving family, especially around the holidays. Her loving smile and tender touch will be missed by all who knew and loved her. To cherish her precious memories, she leaves her children; Lois Howze, James (Betty) Riley, Eric Riley, Gwendolyn Riley, Deborah Riley, Beverly Miller, Pamela (Robert) Long, and Patricia (William III) Griggs, she also leaves twenty-nine grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren and twenty great great-grand- children, brother; George Brown and brother-in- law; Renzel (Anita) Crain. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children; Leon Riley, her husband of twenty-four years; Ivory Crain, children; Pearlie Mae Riley and Johnnie Mae Riley; great-grandson, Dana Giese, brothers; Walter Brown, James Brown, Ernest Brown, Talmadge Brown Jr., Lemuel Brown, Albert Brown, John Brown, Izear Brown and Eddie Brown Sr., sisters; Katie M. Dumas, Arrilla Pinson and Helen Wray, A celebration of Beatrice's life will be held Thursday, April 3rd, 11:00 am at St. Paul MBC, 1123 Center Street. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory 4600 County Line Road, Racine, WI 53403 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2014