With a sad heart we will try to write an obituary for our mother.
Letha Stidham Brown was born on June 3, 1911. She was the daughter of James Floyd and Diana Sexton
Meadows Stidham of Wise County, Virginia. She entered eternal life on October 13, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky
at the home of her daughter, having lived 94 years, 4 months, and 10 days of age.
Mother married our father, Robert L. Brown, on December 24, 1927. They had 71 blessed years together
when he passed away in 1999. To this union was born 4 children, Harold, Carlos, Lillian and Monzell. Mom and
Dad joined church together at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church and where baptized by Elder I.D. Back
and Elder Elwood Cornett.
Mother loved to bake and the grandchildren loved her cakes (oatmeal) and her pies (coconut). She loved when
everyone would come home and visit. Later on when she wasn’t able everyone would meet in Lexington at her
daughter’s house for good food and long visits.
Her main passion was crocheting, but as time passed her eye sight wasn’t as good so she had to quit. Mother
was preceded in death by her beloved Robert (1999); her baby daughter, Monzell Ison (1990); her baby sister,
Louisa (1993); 5 brothers, Manual, Van, Blaine, Harrison, Eli; and a half sister, Frona.
She leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 15 great grand children, and 6 great-great grandchildren, along with a host of
other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. “Our Loss is Heaven’s Gain.”
Written by Family.