Mrs. Lottie Williams Brown, wife of Matthew Southhall Brown, Sr. for over 65 years, passed away last Sunday, August 31 at her home. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Lottie Williams Brown was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Regina Dawson Williams, August 22, 1926 in Beaufort, South Carolina. She grew up in the York Street and Yamacraw communities and was educated in the public schools of Savannah, Ga.
Mrs. Brown attended Savannah State College and George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. She spent several years as a home maker, raising her children and later worked as a Lead Teacher for Head Start.
She was First Lady at Saint John Baptist Church serving with her husband Pastor Emeritus Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. of Saint John Baptist Church for thirty five years.Sis. Brown was a Deaconess, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, led Bible School, participated in BTU, Senior Retired Leisure Club, Foreign Missions, Mission In Action, Minnie Bowman Senior Mission, Re-entry Journal and Archives Committee.
Sis. Brown’s affiliations extended beyond Saint John and included local, state, national and international Baptists Ministers’ Wives Associations. She served as Coordinator of the ministers’ wives of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia. She was crowned Georgia State Queen of the the organization in 1989.
She was a kind and loving mother, devoted wife and ardent PTA parent. She leaves to cherish her memories: Husband, Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. Children, Maxine (Eddie Lamar) Jones, Leonard Brown, Christa Brown Stephens, Pastor Matthew Southall (Dorothy) Brown, Jr.; 7 Grand children; 14 Great Grands; Sisters, Mrs. Lillian (Rev. Edward) Ellis, Savannah, Mrs. Lauretta Williams Jones, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances; and immediate care givers: Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr., Ms. Rosalind Crumbly, and Ms. Linda Willis
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 11a.m. at First African Baptist Church, 23 Montgomery St.