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Mrs. Earlean B. Terry

August 11, 1945 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 73)
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Mrs. Earlean B. Terry was born on August 11, 1945, to Julius and Bessie Brown of Crystal Springs, MS. As the first-born daughter, succeeding five sons, Earlean brought a different flair to the Brown household. Well protected by her older brothers who influenced her fierce, yet passionate persona, Earlean learned to laugh hard and fight harder. As a practical joker, she pretty much got away with everything. After three long and joyous years, a new addition to the family lent her, her own sister to link after and eventually play baby dolls with and make cut out magazine dolls. She was elated when another blessing of another baby sister to oversee, play jacks with bottle tops, and "Little Sally Walker" with. The Brown family would later culminate with that addition of their last baby boy.

Earlean received her formal education from Taylor Grove Elementary School. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church. She excelled in her studies at Crystal Negro High School in Crystal Springs, Mississippi where she graduated in 1962. She enjoyed meeting friends at the center of town and walking the circle to eventually end up sitting in a storefront window, gazing at the people passing by. She went on to complete her Associate degree in Business from Utica Institue Junior College in 1964.

In January 1965, she married Roosevelt Terry of Terry, Mississippi and they later moved to Jackson, Mississippi, she was excited to receive her first job at a Downtown Cleaners. She later started her career at Deposit Guarantee National Bank and served dutifully for thirty-one years before retiring in 2007. Over the course of this time, she was blessed to have three lovely girls. After retirement, she then became active in establishing her Neighborhood Watch Program and an avid participant of the Tougaloo Community "Hat Lady" for her stylish and coordinated head adornments. She took part in arts and crafts workshops and looked forward to her weekly games of Bingo. Their cell phone course introduced her to the "Book", that would be Facebook. this new found extension of life allowed her to reconnect with past friends but more importantly, family. After learning the in and outs, hashtags, and upload, it was a daily adventure to browse updates on her news feed, share her contagious smile and daily escapades with all who dared to follow her. She spearheaded "Meet the Browns" Facebook group to jumpstart the reorganization of the Brown Family Reunion.

On the evening of May 8, 2019, Earlean was called home to our Lord. She was truly blessed and lived a full and joyous life. No matter where she was, her personality resonated throughout the room. With outright laughter, long elaborate stories, and dramatic interpretations she was guaranteed to make those in her presence smile.

Visitation hours will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 12:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home, located at 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, Mississippi

Family and Friends hours will be held Friday, May 17, 2019, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, located at 886 N. Farish Street.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, located at 31150 Hwy 27 Crystal Springs, Mississippi

Interment: Greater Pleasant Valley M.B. Church Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Mississippi

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