Delia Brown departed this life on December 29, 2004 surrounded by her family at her home in Pearland, Texas. She was born on September 7, 1959 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Delia was the only child of Howard and Dollie Brown. She was devoted to both her mother and father. Delia lost her father in 1989. Delia and her mother shared a very special bond. Her mother always supported her in all she did. Her mother never left her side as she courageously battled cancer for over four years. Delia never complained or allowed anyone to feel sorry for her. She was positive and brave to the end.
Delia graduated from Pasadena High School in 1977 and from college in 1981. Delia was a talented artist and writer. She began writing poetry at a young age and could compose a piece of writing on the spot. She enjoyed drawing in pencils and created magnificent pieces of art. Delia was extremely intelligent and always gracious.
Delia loved children and had a special bond with Josh, Zach, Dylan and Milan Ruiz. She loved them as her own and the feeling was mutual. She planted seeds of love in them that will continue to grow; because of this she will never be lost to them.
She was an unselfish friend to many. She loved to give and cherished the reaction of those to whom she gave. Her sharp wit and love for life made Delia a lot of fun to be around.
Delia retired this year from the United States Marshall Service. She will be missed by all who knew her. She will leave a void that will never be filled. We will however see her again in heaven.
She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Spain Brown. Delia is survived by a loving family; her mother, Dollie Brown. A precious aunt, Becky (Albert) Keels. Uncles, Blackie (Jean) Fields, Jerry (Linda) Fields, Gene (Glenda) Fields, Cleve (Delema) Fields and Bobby (Frances) Fields. Aunts, Cardella Underwood, Juanita Williams, Betty Williamson and Wanda (Billy) Moore. Cousin and friend, Davon (Rick) Ruiz and their children, Josh, Zach, Dylan and Milan; and many other cousins, other family and a host of friends.
Graveside services and interment were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 1, 2005, at Mt. View Cemetery, in Hackett, Arkansas, with Rev. Charles Ogden officiating. For those desiring, memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 2636 South Loop West, Suite #210, Houston, Texas 77054.
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