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The Metaphor of a Rose
Alberta Brown
1917-2016
Our Rose, Alberta, was multifaceted. Like a brilliant diamond her light shone brightly in all areas of her life: loving mother, business woman, community leader and political activist. She was a spiritual woman. The church was one of the areas where she expressed her leadership skills.
She and David used their spirituality to raise a loving and devoted family, William, Patricia, Beverly, Sharon, Michael, Reginald and stepson Herman. Starting with few skills they developed and owned several businesses, namely Brown's Sanitation Inc.; a grocery store, dry cleaners, mechanic shop, coal delivery and construction.
After David retired from the businesses, our Rose took over and continued to run them with great success.
Our Rose was noted and appreciated for her work in the community, aiding people needing employment, and inspiring others to achieve higher positions in life. Gov. Jay Rockefeller, Sen. Robert Byrd, Sen. Joe Manchin, Fairmont mayors and others relied on her help to fulfill their political ambitions in the city and state.
Preceding her in death are Alberta's husband, David Brown; mother, Beatrice Robinson; stepson, Dr. Herman Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kaye and Donald Nelson; and son, Reginald Brown.
Donations may be made to the David and Alberta Brown Scholarship Fund, Patricia Gibson, 15253 Campina Lane, La Mirada, CA 90638
Arrangements are with Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. 304-366-0992
Wake: 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Funeral: Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church. 10 a.m. public viewing and 11 a.m. services.
Published on  October 23, 2016
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