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Mary Louise was born in Arkadelphia Arkansas on December 6, 1947. She was the seventh child of Roy and Susie Lee Brim. Her parents and brother Roy Brim preceded her in death.
Mary was a people person who never met a stranger. Always fun loving; if you met her once you never forgot her. She loved to sing, was an avid reader and a world traveler. In her younger years she was a very good dancer.
Mary loved her family, her daughter Yvette, son Brett “Allen”(Talisha), and was a proud grandmother of Bria and Braelyn. She loved her Brim family. Since 1981 with very few exceptions, every year Mary has attended the annual Brim, Bullock and Hogan Family Reunion.
As a young lady Mary attended Manchester COGIC. She confessed Christ at an early age. She sung in the Sunshine Band and Young People Choir. Her favorite song was “We come this Far by Faith”. After finishing 8th grade at Williams Elementary School and Peake High School in Arkadelphia, Mary moved to Chicago in the late 1968. Mary lived in Chicago for a long period of time before moving back to Arkansas and then spent a time with her sister Mary Ellen in Portland, Oregon. Afterwards, Mary Louise moved back to Arkansas where she lived until 2016 when she moved to Zion, Illinois with her daughter.
Her work history included but was not limited to Flair Cleaners, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Department of Revenue, Pinkerton Security and Arkadelphia Housing Authority.
Mary’s last move back to Arkansas led her back to Manchester Church of God in Christ. She restored her membership under the late Elder G C Nolen. After Elder Nolen she served under Elder Kermit Eddington until her health begin to fail.
Mary became one of the favorite song birds at Manchester church. Two of her favorite songs were “If the Lord Never do Anything else for me, He has already done Enough” and Precious Lord Take my Hand.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory; son Brett Alexander (Talisha) and grand-daughters Bria and Braelyn from Woodbridge, VA, daughter Yvette Maxie from Zion, Illinois; six sisters Mae Lois Harris, Shevie Jean Quarrel, Mary Ellen Harris, Dorothy (Billy) Newborn all of Arkadelphia, Ella Mae Horn (Lavelle) Philadelphia, MS and Margaret Brim of Chicago, IL. Three brothers Wardell (Loretta) of Chicago, Elijah of Dallas, TX, and Willie of Houston, TX. She also leaves special nieces and nephews who were raised as sisters and brothers, Michael Brim, Sandra (Dennis) Johnson, Sharon (Dwayne) Meeks and Cathy (Clifford) Delamar. Five Aunties; Nadine Dotts, Mae Louis William, Catherine Stovall of Detroit, MI, Roxie Jean Taylor, Christine Wade, of Troy, AL. Three Uncles, Emmet Brim Detroit, Mi. Willie YC Hogan and Bennie Hogan of Sacramento, CA. Twenty-three nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
Submitted by the Brim Family
A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2018 at Manchester Church of God In Christ with Elder Kermit Eddington, eulogist. Interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Newborn, Brandon Johnson, Erwin Brim, Clifford Delamar, Carl Quarles, Jr., and Chris Hunter. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Quarles, Sr., Bill Newborn, Michael “Big Boy” Brim, Dennis Johnson, Kenrick Nolen, Herman Jones, Lynn Jackson and Lawrence House.
Friday, January 4, 2019
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