Ellen Brown, 84, of Gainesville, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Ellen was born October 24, 1937, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Louis C. Roberson Sr and Lucille Webb- Roberson. She was educated at Booker T. Washington school in Gainesville and was a dedicated, lifelong member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church. Ellen was a true woman of faith who loved attending church and valued the time she spent with her church family. She also cherished the time spent with her own family at the many gatherings and celebrations that were held. One of the things she was very passionate about doing with her family was fishing. She was also an extraordinary cook who was known for her tasty dishes, especially her sweet potato pie, chocolate cake and corn salad. Ellen will be missed immensely by all who knew her.
Ellen is survived by two sisters; Annie Lorene Bruce and Fay Roberson both of Denton, Texas, two brothers; Billy Don Roberson (wife Constance) of Houston, Texas and Freddie Lee Roberson of Denton, Texas, one son, James Brown (wife Beverly) of Gainesville; four daughters, Andrea Franklin of Fort Worth, Donna Brown of Haltom City, Lisa Brown of Fort Worth and Kristi Bynum (husband Trevor) of Gainesville; Grandchildren; Yolanda, Ta’lisa, Danna, Akistan, Christopher, Shar’day, Brittany, Le’land, Tiffany, Kassidi and Tramera, sixteen great-grandchildren, a number of great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers, O.Z. Roberson and Louis L. Roberson, one sister, Iwilda Roberson and two daughters, Ruel “Pokey” Brown and LeeAnn Marshall.
Services honoring Ellen will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Mt. Olive First Baptist Church, 617 Mill Street, Gainesville, Texas. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, TX.