Brown, Frankie

Frankie Lynn Brown

January 28, 1928 - June 6, 2020

Frankie Lynn Brown of Yantis, Texas passed away on June 6, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born on January 28, 1928 to David Frank Crim and Eunice Aline (Martin) Crim in McKinney, Texas. Frankie married John L. Brown on October 12, 1944 in Love County, Oklahoma. She was a registered nurse for 35 years. Frankie was very active in Central Christian Church in Winnsboro, where she was an ordained elder and every Thursday she volunteered at the Blessing Box. She enjoyed painting and found peace through watercolor painting. Frankie was a member of the Southwest Water Color Society of Dallas, Texas and until recently drove to the Mt. Pleasant Art Society. She was an active volunteer and hospitality chairman for Friends of the Library in Quitman, Texas. Frankie enjoyed reading and made her family and faith a priority.

Frankie is survived by her children, Katherine Ellis and husband, Robert of Rockport, Texas, Priscilla O’Malley and husband, Patrick of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, David Brown and wife, Debbie of Carrollton, Texas, William Brown of Sanger, Texas, Alicia Milner and husband, Randy of Yantis, Texas, and Robert Brown of Yantis, Texas; grandchildren, Derek Ellis and wife, Sara of Corpus Christi, Texas, Cylinda Hill and husband, Ralph of Apollo, Pennsylvania, William Mat Brown and wife, Alicia of Flower Mound, Texas, Brian Brown of Athens, Texas, Christina Cimino and husband, Michael of Quitman, Texas and Dustin Brown and wife, Katie of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers, Jere Crim and wife, Esther of Frisco, Texas and Jimmy Crim and wife, Barbara of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Patricia Mahand of Greenville, Texas; 7 great-grandchildren, Whitney, Carter, Avery, Brenden, Emmitt, Luke and Michelle; and 4 great-great-grandchildren, Nora, Owen, Taeson and Teagan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Brown and her sisters, Janis Sterling and Doris Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frankie’s memory to Central Christian Church, CCC “Blessing Box”, or the St. Joseph Indian School,

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Central Christian Church, 110 Sage Street, Winnsboro, Texas 75494.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, the following are Ridgeview Memorial Parks guidelines. All are invited to attend the Graveside Service, by standing at a minimum distance of 20 feet from the tent and 6 feet apart from one another to comply with social distancing directives or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

The graveside service will also be video recorded and will be available following the graveside service on Frankie’s obituary page.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories and expressions of sympathy on Frankie’s obituary page at the 

Youtube link for service

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My Dearest Nanny, I sent a message in your questbook before your service and not sure why it never posted. My post to you...Nanny..Nanny..Nanny... Where do I began and how do I accept that you are no longer a phone call away. I know our Good Lord has a plan and called you home but feel I need more time. I feel I need a few more years and would settle for a few more months. While talking with you I pray you heard every word I said and felt my love. I have never been good at writing my feelings on paper. I express my feelings from the heart. My memories will make me sad and comfort me at the same time. Its hard for me to accept the fact I can no longer hug you, say I love you and receive an I love You back. I do and will always feel your love. Death leave a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I love you Nanny. You will always live in my memories and forever in heart!! xo
Debbie Brown, June 14, 2020 Frankie, You are and will always be one of my closest friends. Your compassion and bright spirit was a blessing to me and all those you encountered through the years with your work as mother, nurse, volunteer, missionary, teacher, student, fellow artist and friend! You were a true friend to all and a gift to my family and this world! I know that your beautiful soul is at comfort and peace in the arms of our amazing father in heaven! We pray this same peace to all your family, friends, fellow artist and missionaries you've left behind! Daniel 10:19 “And he said, ‘O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.' And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, 'Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.’ ” We love you, we miss you, and we know that we will be with you and our father again! Your friend, Peggy
Peggy Crosby, June 12, 2020 Just got back in town and shocked to see Frankie's obituary. She was a sweetheart and I loved working with her at Quitman Friends of The Library. She will be greatly missed. Bev
BEVERLY CHAMBERLIN, June 11, 2020 I love you very much nanny. Bri Brian Nathaniel Brown, June 10, 2020 My prayers go out to the family and friends who are dealing with their loss today. May God Bless you & direct your path to the peace that only he can provide.
Peggy Conard, June 10, 2020 Our hearts are with you and your family as you grieve this loss. With love... Jim and Linda Webb, June 9, 2020 Lisa I am so sorry. Please know you are in my prayers. Debbie pustejovsky , June 9, 2020 Priscilla I truly know how losing your mom feels like the tree that holds the leaves has fallen. It was so difficult for me to let go and let her be in peace. I think of her everyday and I am sure you will too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Charlotte Charlotte Hitchens, June 9, 2020 Bill, I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. Will keep you and your family in my prayers during this time. Richard Reed, June 8, 2020 May God bless your family! Vince McCurley, June 8, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Brewer, June 8, 2020 Frankie was an gracious and very talented women. It was an honor to know her and to have some of her lovely watercolors. Molly and Glenn Crawshaw, June 8, 2020 So sorry for your loss. We both know what it's like losing your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Janine & John Monaco, June 8, 2020 Frankie was a dear and active member of the Friends of The Library Quitman. She managed our hospitality organizing and often gave interesting book reviews and always worked tirelessly at our book-sales. All with a sweet smile for everyone. She will be sorely missed by us all. Rebekah Rebekah Yeager, June 8, 2020