Jean Shirley Brownd, 74, of Edmond, Okla.,passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was born Jean Shirley Stone on December 20, 1938, in Plainview, Texas. She received her education there and was valedictorian of the Plainview High School class of 1957. She attended West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas. Jean and Don were married in Plainview, Texas on May 9, 1958 and began their family while living in Sweetwater, Texas. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed.
Jean enjoyed people and built a successful career in sales and management that spanned a period of 12 years. She was also a talented artist and made beautiful paintings and ceramics. She always gave the best of herself and excelled in her life endeavors. Living a life of service to her Lord was important to her. Jean was a dedicated member of Village Baptist Church for 48 years. Over the years she taught Bible study classes, children’s choir, and gave of herself in many other church activities. One of the joys of her life was singing for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a soloist in the church choir, and as a member of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma for more than 20 years.
She is preceded in death by her father Glenn C. Stone and her mother Addie Mae Stone.
Jean is survived by Donald L. Brownd, her loving husband of 55 years; sons Damon Brownd and wife Linda, Ken Brownd and wife Janet; daughter Kathy Plitzuweit and husband Paul; her brothers Gary Stone, Jerry Stone and wife Kathy, David Stone and wife Charlie, and seven grandchildren.
She will long be remembered for the joy in her heart and the song of her life.
Visitation will be 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond. A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Village Baptist Church, 10600 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK with Rev. Ken Brownd and Rev. Jimmy Kinnaird officiating. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.