Obituary of Monica Brown
“A chapter completed, a page turned, a life well lived, a rest well earned.”
Monica L. Brown was born March 8, 1970 to the late Jim Smith and the late Carolyn Brown.
She confessed and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age 14 when she was a member of Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, California under the leadership of Bishop Bob Jackson. She was an ordained Minister and was devoted to sharing God’s words. She orchestrated many prayer lines and she birth and left a legacy in Monica Brown Ministries. Some of her sermons and speaking engagements can be heard on her YouTube channel (Monie7029). In 2017, Monica united with the New Destiny Praise & Worship Center under the leadership of Dr. Ethan Ogletree, Sr. There, she served in the Cancer Ministry and found strength and spiritual guidance. The Pastor, along with the members, of the church was instrumental in encouraging Monica to hold on to God’s promises.
Monica was a life-long learner. After graduating from Oakland Technical High School in 1989, she found herself in a multitude of plays, programs and speaking events. Her curious nature and desire to learn afforded her many careers and entrepreneurship opportunities. Southwest Airlines, GE Mobile and Uber are just a few. She received her BA degree in Biblical Studies from the College of Biblical Studies and a Life Coach “Life in Bloom” Certification from Life University. Monica, the Encourager, was known for her love of people. She sowed many seeds of time, money, speaking and writing. She was, also, the author of several books and plays.
Breast cancer was no match for Monica. Although, it attacked her many body parts it was not able to deplete her radiant spirit; her drive to keep going; or, her love for God and his people. Monica, the Encourager, never met a stranger which lead her to adopt an array of children, sisters and cousins during her life’s journey.
Alas, our God knew Monica was ready to move to her heavenly home; because, her earthly habitat no longer provided proper nourishment for her radiant, loving spirit. On Thursday July 26, 2018, He gently closed her eyes and turned her Cross into a Crown. She became absent from her earthly body, but present with Him. Those who will be most deeply deprived of her warmth, love, and undying strength include: Her daughter, Leigha Janee Nelson; her son, Joshua Sharnezz Brown; brothers, Ernest Smith and Reggie Smith; sisters, Kim Tate, Kiesha Tate, Denise Collins, Nicole Ross, Ruthie Martinez, and a host of other family and friends.
Services for Monica will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am and the funeral service will follow beginning at 11:00 am with Dr. Ethan W. Ogletree Sr. officiating. Interment will follow Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
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