June 26, 1930 - September 03, 2018
Mrs. Eloise Harris Brown was born June 26, 1930 in New Orleans, LA. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harris. She was an only child. Her children referred to her affectionately as “Lil Momma”. She departed this life on September 3, 2018 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She received her education from Poplas Elementary, Central Elementary and Central Memorial High School. She enrolled in Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and received her B.A. Degree in 1964 in Education.
Her first employment was in September, 1964 as a first grade teacher, then a second grade teacher at Poplas Elementary where she remained until 1968. During the beginning of integration in 1969, Mrs. Brown was employed at Byrd Avenue School and worked there until 1972 as a second grade teacher. She worked as a fifth grade teacher at Den School in 1974. She was then transferred to superior avenue school, and taught 7th & 8th grades at Bogalusa Junior High School located on Carolina Avenue.
The junior high school was later moved to North Avenue which was originally known as Central Memorial High School; Mrs. Brown remained there until her retirement on May 30, 1996.
She also attended Southeastern University, St. Dominican University, and Loyola University for extension courses where she certified in special education, generics and taught in the different classifications areas: Mild Mentally disabled, mild moderate learning disabled, and behavior disorders.
She realized that every child had different abilities, potentials and most of all different personalities and would function in learning accordingly. It was a joy to work with the students sometimes on a one to one correspondence, but she was able to communicate with them in order to work with and be successful in helping develop individual and personal identities for each child.
Eloise Brown also recognized that with understanding, love, and with respect her students would be able to adjust to new situations in life.
Her contributions to education are attributed to the fact that she has been the mentor for an extremely large number of students who have grown up, matured, and joined the ranks of many opportunities throughout the world.
She was married to the late Mr. Joe Brown, Sr. and retired Gaylord Corporation Employee who worked for 30 years until early retirement in 1977.
Remembering her with love are three daughter, Elaine B. Brown of Bogalusa, LA, Lillie M. Morris of Varnado, LA and Brenda J. (Rev. James) Walker of Duarte, CA; four sons, Joe (Ruby L.) Brown, Jr. of Eastpoint, Michigan, Ernest Brown of Slidell, LA, Andrew (Ruby D.) of Las Vegas, NV and Richard E. (Charlene) Brown of Sun, LA; nine grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; special nephews, Rev. Bruce L. Brown and Stanley Brown; special cousin, Mother Nettie Frazier, Mrs. Hazel Bagent and a lifelong friend, Mrs. Elnora Dubb; step daughters, Judy M. Pearson of Ruth, MS, Missionary Janis M. Smith of Summit, MS, Alice Smith and Ester Williams both of Chicago, ILL and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Brown, Sr.; parents, Luther and Mollie Harris; son, Glenn N. Brown and a grandson, Lawence “Boo” Morris.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa, LA from 2:00PM – 5:00PM; followed by a family hour from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00PM at St. John Temple C.O.G.I.C. with Elder Bobby R. Brown, Pastor and Rev. Bruce L. Brown, Sr., Officiating. Interment in the Bogalusa Cemetery - Bogalusa, LA.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA in charge of arrangements.