Joy Brown
1968 - 2010
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Joy M. Brown passed very unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Arlington. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at The Church On Rush Creek, 2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Private interment: will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Joy was born the third of four children on Jan. 11, 1968, in Charlotte, N.C., to John R. and Linda H. McPherson. Joy graduated from The Woodlands High School in 1986 and Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990. She had been a speech pathologist in the Grand Prairie school district for 19 years of her 20-year career. Her assignments included Milam (12 years), Crockett (four years) and the past three years at Dickinson Elementary. Named Joy Lynn by her parents, who were overjoyed to have a daughter join their eventual three sons, Joy's life journey reflected her name. She was a loving wife and mother, creative, a dedicated worker, compassionate, generous to a fault and possessed a passionate love of life, filling every moment with adventure, especially for her husband and children, as well as for family and friends. She left us all with memories that will help fill the void created in our hearts and lives by the premature completion of her life's journey. Survivors: Husband of eight years, Matthew; their children, Blake, 4, and Addison, 2; parents, John and Linda McPherson of The Woodlands; brothers, Scott of Conroe, Brian and Jim of The Woodlands and their families; Matt's parents, Tom and Susan Brown; their daughter, Sara, of San Antonio; and their son, Joel and family of Arlington.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 1, 2010.
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October 7, 2010
Mrs. Brown was a wonderful person with great compassion and patience for others. She was not only my child's speech therapist for 4 years, she was his best friend. I will never forget her, it was a true blessing to have had her in our lives. Brown family, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
Amy Ridgel
October 3, 2010
Scott & I were totally shocked and devastated to hear about the loss of Joy. Our hearts immediately broke for you, Matt, and your precious children and your families. It was a beautiful life cut way too short. We are praying for you and we are here for you. We don't understand why these things happen but trust that God will sustain and carry you through this very difficult time. Love to you and we are praying!! Love, Scott & Erin
Erin Norris
October 3, 2010
Joy was a loyal friend and mentor. I had the pleasure of working with her at Crockett. Although we only worked together for 2 years, I learned a lifetime's worth from her. Joy's ability to see God in every child was contageous. She loved her job and was good at it, but most of all she was dedicated to being a wife and mother. When Joy became a mother, you could just see in her face she had fulfilled her life's destiny. Blake and Addison were so fortunate to have her. My heart is heavy, but I know she is finally home. Many prayers for the Brown and McPherson family and thanks for sharing your Joy with us.
Elizabeth Morris
October 2, 2010
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Joy's passing. The Brown and McPherson families are in our hearts and prayers. Matt, please know that if you ever need anything, we are here for you. May God continue to give you strength through this difficult time.
The Hall Family
October 2, 2010
My prayers are with you and your family. Joy was a wonderful and caring person and an awesome speech pathologist. She helped my son and our family and I will always be grateful to God for sending Joy into our lives. She will be missed dearly and greatly.
Metzger Family
October 2, 2010
Praying for comfort and peace for Joy's family. I worked with Joy at Milam-and have precious memories of her. She was a sweet, giving, happy lady.
Brooke Collins
October 1, 2010

Her name says it all. She was a Joy to be around and would light up a room when she walked in. You and your children and extended family will continue to be in my prayers. Seek God for comfort and strength and hold on to his unchanging hand. He will comfort you in this time of need. She will truly be missed by all.

God Bless you!
Angela Matthews
October 1, 2010
I spent four years working with Joy at Crockett, and the memories are very precious!! She loved life and brought great "joy" to students and faculty alike. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help a student or a family. She will be missed every single day!!
Susan Storie
October 1, 2010
Miss Joy was a God sent to my family...we absolutely adored her. My children were transfered in to Milam to ensure that she continued to be my son's speech teacher from the time he was three years old to fifth grade. May God watch over her precious babies and take care of them just as she would have. Mr. Brown, I know you have lost an angel in your life. My prayers are with you and your family.
shelley, micheal & delaina needham
October 1, 2010
i just what to say she will be miss ,
tonya howard
October 1, 2010

Sonya and I were devastated to hear of Joy's passing. You and your entire family have been in our hearts and prayers. We will miss her terribly. We are so heartbroken for you, Blake, and Addie. I pray that you find comfort and strength in God's love to help you through the days to come.
Rob Vasquez
September 30, 2010
"May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived."
Marcus Nettles
September 30, 2010
To all of Joy's family- I was saddened to learn of Joy's passing. After spending many great years growing up with Joy at First Baptist Church, The Woodlands, I have great memories of our times in the youth group. She loved the Lord and she loved life. She will be greatly missed. May your treasured memories and the promises of our Lord comfort you during this very difficult time.
With deepest sympathy, Lorelle Farmer Coleman
Lorelle Coleman
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