Patsy Ruth (Dabbs) Brown
Patsy Ruth (Dabbs) Brown joined her beloveds on Feb. 9, 2022. She was 89. Her husband, Marion, preceded her in 1985.
She was born Nov. 20, 1932, to Houston and Maude Dabbs somewhere in Monroe County. Her sister, Peggy, had been born the year before, and predeceased her in death, passing in 2018.
She is survived by her sisters, Sue and Linda, and her brother, Wallace. She was mother and friend to five children, who all survive her: Thomas (Donnes), Jane (Jim Hansen), Lois (Stephen Solecki), Jim (Marie) and Katie. She also was so proud of her grandchildren: Jesse Brown, Leslie Sylvis, Brian Hansen, Zachary Brown, Andrew Booth, Jacob Brown, Nicholas Brown and Joshua Brown; and eight great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
She graduated high school (S.D. Lee, 1950), where she played on the basketball team and met lifelong friends, Oneita Fielder and Teen Franklin. After graduation, she found work as a lingerie clerk at Egger's Department Store. She later worked at the Air Force Base, keeping track of flying hours for pilots who were training at a flight school operated by California-Eastern Airways.
When her husband, Marion retired from the military, they moved to Pearl, once again near family. A memorial service and Mass was celebrated Feb. 15, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi followed by interment at Natchez National Cemetery.