Obituary for Mary Ella Brown

Mary Ella  Brown
It was a humid summer September day during the great depression. The 3rd day of the 9th month of the year 1934. The late Jessie L. Galmore and the late Elizabeth Jones Galmore, Middletown, Delaware presented to the world a precious jewel, their 4th child Mary Ella Brown. Mary was the ray of sunshine that her parents and siblings needed during such a dark time.
Eighty-Four years later, God and his infinite wisdom saw fit to reclaim our earthly angel to take her rightful place in heaven. Early Sunday morning on November 4, 2018, and if you listen closely you can still hear her saying “I’m waiting on God”. Mary E. Brown, “GG” which she was affectionately called by her great grandchildren. Mary’s faith in God was strong even though it was tested many times, it never wavered because she knew God for herself. She was stedfast, and she embodied the scripture 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”. She would say in her last days “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”…..I’m ready to go home!
It was in Middletown, Delaware that Mary received her early education, than later moved to Chester, Pennsylvania. Mary E. Brown was united in holy matrimony to the late William Brown Jr. Mary and William were blessed to have one child together, Jessie L. Brown. She was a hard worker and dedicated employee. Mary was employed by Kimberly Clark home of “Scott Tissue” of Chester, Pennsylvania, before her retirement. Mary E. Brown was a life-long member of St. Luke C.C. Church, where she served as a devoted member of the Scholarship and Pastor’s Aide Committee. Her favorite chapter of the bible was Psalm 34 where David said “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth”.
Mary loved to travel, sew, read, clean, and cook. She was praised for her apple dumplings, homemade cakes, greens, and ham. Mary was a fervent mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She would always shower her family with lots of love, gifts, money and attention. In Mary’s early years at any given moment she would stop by to check in on her family and friends. Mary was the matriarch of her family. Her love was fierce, her voice was wise and her love ran deep. Mary always made sure that all of her family was taken care of. She opened her heart and her home many times, whether it was a place to live, making clothes to wear, or food to eat, she always gave with love. Mary exemplified the scripture Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. Many may say she was one of a kind.
Mary leaves to cherish her lasting and loving memories one devoted son, Jessie L. Brown, (who was her caregiver) Chester, PA; three grandsons Chiantay L. Brown, Chester, PA, Karl L. Brown (L’America), Indianapolis, IN, Jessie A. Brown Sr. (Janayia) Upper Darby, PA. Fourteen Great Grandchildren. Three sisters Helen Galmore, Wilmington, DE, Elmira Green, Edna V. Wilson and one brother Robert L. Galmore (all of Chester, PA). Two devoted nieces; Shirlyn Brown and Kelly Brown-Shelton (both of Dover, DE). A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, and friends

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