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Helen Gentry Brown
(Died July 18, 2009)

Mrs. Helen Brown passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2009, after a brief illness. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport with Rev. Bryan McDowell officiating. A reception will follow in the church parlor. There will be a private family graveside service. Mrs. Brown was born in Kansas City, KS and was a resident of Shreveport since 1963. Helen was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she served on the church board. She was a member of the Senior Adult Council and active in numerous aspects of the church. She was awarded an honorary Life Membership for the Women of the Church. She was a volunteer at the Glen Retirement Center. Helen was a Docent at Centenary College, a member of East Ridge Country Club, past President of Pierremont Hills Garden Club, Moneymakers Investment Club, active in the Shreveport Opera Guild, the Shreveport Symphony Guild and the English Speaking Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Brown, Sr. She is survived by her children, James Harvey Brown, Jr. and wife, Gladys, Jack R. Brown and wife, Pam, and Madalyne Brown Hingle and husband, Irvin “Jiff”; eight grandchildren, Campbell Brown Senor and husband, Dan, Gentry Brann and husband, Michael, Meredith St. Clair and husband, Tom, James Harvey Brown, III, Parker Brown, Amanda Brown, Kari Eve Hingle and Kathryne Hingle; three great-grandchildren, Eli, Asher and Baylor. The family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport.


4 Responses
  1. Sally Harris

    My deepest condolences to your family at this time of great sadness and loss. May the memories in your hearts offer solace and comfort and give eternal life to your mother, Helen.

  2. Carmela Prestia

    Dear Jim, My deepest condolences to your family at this time of great sadness and loss. I met your mother just twice but I remember her as a wonderful and kind lady. Today is the 2. anyversary since my daddy passed away and I know how you feel. You, Gladys and your children are in my prayers and my heart.

    Love Carmela

  3. Joe Reynolds

    It is very nice that you posted this on the site.
    Please accept my condolences to you and your family. If some of your qualities were inherited from her, she must have been an acceptionally wonderul woman.

  4. Leo & Jackie Honeycutt

    Jim, Our deepest condolences in the passing of Miss Helen. You’ve got tons of friends here for you, which is the best reflection a mother can leave. God bless, Jackie & Leo

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