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Ora Lee Brown

May 7, 1949 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Ms. Ora Lee Brown was born March 7, 1949, in Greenville, Mississippi, to Henry and Emma Brown, who both preceded her in death. Ora Lee accepted Christ at St. Peters M.B. Church at an early age. Ora Lee attended Lucy Webb Elementary School. In 1965, Ora Lee resided to Chicago, Illinois, where her legacy began. Ms. Ora Lee Brown was selfless, caring, and devoted to her family. She was a wonderful combination of love, beauty, and strength. Her love for her family was unbreakable. Ora Lee Brown met the love of her life, Ernest Buie, over 20 years ago and they were inseparable. Her foundation of family was to love each other because that is the weapon of strength to hold the family together. She never failed in how she raised and fed family with love and care through her honesty, boldness, and tons of sass. Her wisdom was unmatched. Ora Lee was strong, courageous, and didn’t take no mess. She loved cooking, cleaning, decorating, and her blues. She was our rock. Her touch, smile, and love were immeasurable. She could turn nothing into something and make it last. She had the biggest heart. Ora Lee’s generosity towards others was priceless. She was everything and more, the true definition of a strong, Black, phenomenal woman. Ora Lee was more than enough; she was our Queen. Ora Lee gained her angel wings on May 22, 2022. The memories of her will be engraved in our hearts forever. She was preceded in death by her son, Dexter Brown; daughter, Elizabeth Brown-Baker; two sisters, Idella Hollins and Eliska Brown; and two brothers, Ernest Hollins and Henry Brown, Jr. Ora Lee leaves to cherish her memories: the love of her life, Ernest Buie; one son, Darrin (Debra) Brown; two daughters, Doretha Brown and Anita Wilkins; one sister, Joyce Matthews; one brother, Roy Brown; twenty grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren (her grand/great children were her world); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.

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Services

Wake
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Lawndale Community Church
3827 W Ogden Ave
CHicago, IL 60623

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Lawndale Community Church
3827 W Ogden Ave
CHicago, IL 60623

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130

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