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Funeral services for Odessa Gatson Brown, 84, of
Bay City , Texas will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Griggs, pastor and the Rev. Kenneth Bree officiating and elder Doyle Anderson eulogist. Burial will follow at Edison Cemetery in Cedar Lane, Texas . She will lie in state at Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 noon until 8 p.m., family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. in the chapel at Green's Mortuary.

Odessa Gatson Brown was born to the union of Moses Gatson and Narcis Edison Gatson on
May 17, 1917 , in Buckner Prairie Cedar Lane, Texas . She passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston , Texas .

She is survived by her loving and devoted son Cleophus M. Brown, Sr., of Bay City; son-in-law, Kenneth Rutherford, Sr. of Bay City; 10 grandchildren, Linda Turk, Tim Brown, Cleophus Brown, Jr., Alvin Brown, Paula Brown, Adrienne Price, Kenneth Rutherford, Jr., Deric Rutherford, Benny Malveaux, Gerald Brown, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; god daughter, Darlene and Hezekiah Brooks, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are to be J. D. Gatson, Leonard Gatson, Oscar Gatson, Enoch Gatson, Jr., Henry Horton Chris Gatson, Moses Gatson, Donnie Gatson, and Kenneth Monroe. Honorary are to be Tim Brown, Kenneth Rutherford, Jr., Gerald Brown, Cleophus Brown, Jr., Alvin Brown, Deric Rutherford, Kenneth Rutherford, Sr., Ron Price, Cleophus Brown, Sr., Hezekiah Brooks.

Green's Mortuary is in charge of all the arrangements. A00014B2002FB20

BAY CITY TRIBUNE, Wednesday, February 20, 2002


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