Obituary for Margaret Estella Brown (Thurston)
On October 18, 2012, Margaret Brown (affectionately known as Tee Tee) entered in to eternal rest Margaret was born January 26, 1929 to Uriah and Maude Thurston in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Margaret was married to James A. Brown, Sr. for over sixty years. She graduated from Adelphi University with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She then became a Teacher at East Harlem Head Start, where she eventually became the Director until she retired in 1992.
Margaret was a member of First Union Baptist Church for over twenty years where she served as a Missionary. She was also a member of Universal Masonic Brotherhood, Inc. where she served as a Matron for many years at Rebekah Chapter #35. In this association, she became Royal Matron Amaranth Court and Assistant Scholarship Director.
Margaret was a phenomenal woman who loved her family dearly and anyone who knew her, knew that her family meant the world to her. She was the matriarch of her family and she loved us unconditionally. It was her style and character that taught us how to be in the world with others.
Our Mom will be dearly missed, but we vow to keep her family together; and to uphold the teachings of love and life we learned from our Queen, Margaret Brown.
She leaves to mourn her husband, James A. Brown, Jr., her children: Pat, Carol, Faye, Bernard, James, Jr., Rhonda and Sherry; her daughters-in-law: Jeannie and Valerie; her sons-in-law: Melvin and Bobby; her sister: Dorothy; brother: George; her sisters-in-law: Sarah and Francis; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, other family members and friends.