A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. In loving memory, we announce the home going of our dearly beloved Barbara Marie Brown-Flournoy, who departed this life on January 18, 2021, to receive her Heavenly reward. Barbara was born in Eden, NC on June 27, 1939 to Kenneth and Bessie Brown, who both preceded her in death. She was the fifth child of seven. Her sisters: Maggie White (Detroit MI), Virginia Sims, Helen Sims, Annie Duncan, and brother Kenneth Brown Jr. (Eden, NC) preceded her in death. After courting for five years, Barbara married Namon Flournoy in 1962. To this union one child was born, their son, Ritchel. Barbara received her degrees from St. Augustine's College (now St. Augustine's University, Raleigh, NC), Indiana State University, (Terre Haute, IN), Indiana University Bloomington, plus 30 at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN. Barbara is a lifetime member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority. Her first career stop was Kitrell College. She moved to Gary, Indiana and worked at US Steel, Lew Wallace High School and retired from The Gary Area Career Center. Barbara gave her life to God and was baptized in 2003. Her church home was Van Buren Missionary Baptist Church, (Gary, IN) under the pastorship of Pastor Dwight E. Mobley (first lady Janice Mobley). She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted companion and husband of 63 years, Namon Flournoy; son Ritchel Flournoy II (Gary, IN); sister Emma Howell (Columbia, MD); lifelong friend, Eloise Martin (Eden, NC); granddaughter Adrian Griffin; great grandson Jaden Griffin; great granddaughter Jasmin Griffin (Atlanta, GA); God children: Jeffrey Martin, Mark Martin, Janice (Ben) Bennett, Janet Taylor, Joy (John) Holiday, Debra Jones, Tiffany Andrews, Kevin Roper (Gary, IN), B.J and Dahnia Hall (East Chicago, IN); brother-in-law Rochel (Arline) Flournoy (Ospry, FL); sister-in-law, Olivia Lasenby (Detroit, MI); a special niece Carolyn McCuiston aka "My Angel" (Gary, IN) and a host of relatives and friends. Last, but not least, "Ms. Lisa, My Lisa" Lisa Wright (Chicago, IL). In lieu of flowers make donations to: Van Buren Baptist Church 2585 Van Buren Street Gary, IN 46407
Published by Post-Tribune from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2021.