Gwendolyn Sue Brown, 79, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to a glorious reunion with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved husband and family on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Gwen was born on March 13, 1943 in Oklahoma City to Milton Travis and Ruby Ruth (Garvin) Owen. She attended Whitesboro High School; she met the man of her dreams while working at The Bronco in Whitesboro. Gwen married Melvin Douglas Brown I, on October 22, 1960 in Whitesboro, Texas. She and Melvin had a great love for each other throughout the 42 years of their marriage, for them it was impossible to pass by each other without bestowing either a touch, a kiss, or a hug to the other one, they were blessed in their marriage with two children who made their family complete. She loved her family and was very proud of them all, she cherished the moments she spent with them. Faith was very important to Gwen. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitesboro and was instrumental in starting the Widows Ministry at First Baptist. She loved the Lord, loved her FBC family and loved sharing her faith with everyone she met. Gwen had a passion for ministering to the widows in our community, she volunteered as a hospice caregiver and was able to fulfill her passion of caring for others and administering to the care of widows. She was the most caring and loving woman.
She is survived by her son, Melvin Douglas Brown II, and wife, Prescy of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Brenda Human and husband, John of Yellville, Arkansas; brother, James Owen and wife, Marge of Mesquite; brother, Chuck Owen of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Pat Owen of Hilo, HI; grandchildren, Shalimar Torres, Melvin D. Brown III, Alexa Spence, John D. Brown, and Alysa Spence, great-grandchildren, Jaden, and Gina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving friends and family.
Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Ruby Owen, husband, Melvin D. Brown I, brother Travis Owen and sister-in-law, Bobbie Owen.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Widows Ministry at First Baptist Church of Whitesboro at 124 Center St. Whitesboro, TX 76273.
Graveside services honoring Gwen will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Sadler Cemetery HWY 901 Sadler, TX, officiated by Pastors John Human and Mike Flanagan. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Whitesboro.
Gwen was a dear and sweet treasure in my life. We could talk and laugh and have fun at anytime. We also could share life’s problems and pray about them together. I will miss her so very much but I know she is with our Lord and what better place could she be. Miss her already.
We will miss your big smile and sweet personality !!! You were a blessing to all of us in our S.S. class. Sid and Jane Brannan
Just recently after Sunday service she drove to visit me and Omar at my home in Sherman and catching up on giggles. Gwen deeply cared for others and loved Jesus adoringly. I pray for peace for all Gwen’s precious family and friends. Now all her questions are answered, and joy forever to my sweet friend.
She said I could always make her laugh, but I couldn’t this time. She’s shouting for joy to be with Melvin, now.
I miss her , and always will.
Love ya, Girlfriend!
My thoughts and prayers are sent to the family. Rest in peace sweet friend. You will be missed.
I know there is a beautiful reunion going on in Heaven right now! I am sad that we had to give her up on this earth and will miss her greatly. I am so happy that she is reunited with the love of her life and now spend eternity together! Prayers to all of you that will miss her everyday of your lives now. May good memories give you comfort. Love to all of you!
Gwen we miss you already. You were such a delight and such a wonderful Christian woman spreading the love of Jesus. I know you are so happy to be with Jesus and your sweet Melvin. We will pray for your family as they grieve your loss. We love you sweet friend and thanks for loving us, Angie and Phil