On Friday, March 1, 2013. Daughter of the late Deacon Clifford and Deaconess Bessie Thornton; wife of the late Trustee Issac Brown; beloved mother of Joloyce Jones Ellis (Joe); grandmother of Antonio R. Brooks; great-grandmother of Joshua Brooks and Cheyenne Wiser; sister of Bessie Russell, Kathlyn Patterson, Francine White, Ruth Thornton, Deborah Anderson, Clifford, Jr., William, Oliver, Charles, James and the late Lovelene Earl, Mary Minor, Margaret Taylor, Olivia Hill, Clarence, Thomas, Morris and John Thornton. Memorial service on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Emory Fellowship, 6100 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20011. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church, 10909 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA. Funeral starting at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Jones, Pastor, Presiding. Interment Clifton Union Cemetery, 7348 Clifton Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. Arrangements by AMES FUNERAL HOME Manassas, VA.

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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 7, 2013