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Friday, May 14, 2021

R.I.P. Rita Brown, Our Mother

It has taken me over a week to write this.  It's hard to come by the words.  It's hard to even type them.

We lost our Mumma, on May 4 in a horrible traffic accident in Florida.  She passed away instantly, and is now in Heaven with our little sister SueSue. 

My step father Lyle is okay,  he was in another vehicle ahead of her.  They were running their last few errands,  just a few miles from home,  before getting ready to drive from Florida to spend Mother's Day weekend with all of us kids in Michigan. 

Mother's Day will never be the same for any of us ever again.  

We are heartbroken and devastated. 

My sister and I miss our multiple and many daily chats on Messenger with mom.  I keep looking at my phone to see what she has written or what photos she has sent.

She could make something out of nothing, stretch things to make ends meet, and make the best out of all the crazy crappy heartaches that life had dealt her. She taught me to persevere. She always tried hard. 


Artistic, creative, thoughtful, kind, gentle and adventurous. 

A funeral service will be live streamed on May 22nd at 11 a.m. eastern time,  10 central,  from Windsor Baptist Church near Gainesville FL.

I will leave this here with beautiful photos and memories of a life gone too soon.


















































































And my very last photo taken of Mom. 



We love you. 


24 comments:

  1. I am so sorry. Sending prayers of comfort your way.

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  2. What a lovely tribute. You were very loved, indeed. I'm sending a virtual hug to you.

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and good wishes

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  4. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  5. My sincere sympathies on the passing of your mother. May you find some comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her. Her sense of humor and joy shine through the photos.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your photo tribute to your Mom is wonderful. You are fortunate to have all those pictures.

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  7. So very sorry for the loss of your ovely Mother. Blessings to you and your family.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. It is obvious that you had a very special relationship with your mother that included many family members. The love shows in so many ways. May the strength of that love support you and your family and give you comfort in your grief. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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  9. Oh so very sad for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. :(

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  10. So sorry for your loss Karen, please accept our condolences.

    Ruth and Kevin.

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  11. So sorry for your loss,may the many years of memories bring you comfort and peace.

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  12. Beautiful Karen, Loved all the pictures. They really showed who and what your mother was like.
    Kelly

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  13. So sorry you are going through this sad, sad time. She looks like she was a fun lady, and I know you will miss her so much. Prayers headed your way.

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  14. company. Am so very sorry to read of your loss. Sending you orders and hugs for comfort and peace.

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  15. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family .

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  16. You do not know me, but I know Mrs. Rita and Mrs. Lois. Mrs. Rita was always very good to my family. She was so kind, funny, and creative.My children and I had great fun at the Zucchini Festival and Silver Springs with Mrs. Rita. We always looked forward to going with her to various church functions in Windsor. She loved my children and treated them like grandchildren. I am so very sad to hear of her passing. I always loved seeing her pictures from her travels. Mrs. Rita will never be forgotten by our family.

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  17. She always had a place,for anyone she met. Will met again.Blessings to her babies.linda Gerhardt

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  18. Our deepest Condolences on the loss of your mother.
    Life is too short.

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  19. Karen you have my deepest sympathy and I pray you and your family find comfort in all the memories you must have.
    Jeff Johnson

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss (((HUGS)))

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for you and your family. Ann M

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  22. What sad news! She was clearly a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

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  23. My goodness, I missed this post. I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your mother. There are no words.

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  24. I am so sorry Karen, losing your mother is hard. Blessings on you and your family during this time. May your memories of all the good times heal your heart.

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