Frankie Raye Clayton Brown

October 04, 1923 - May 23, 2020

Frankie Brown

Escorted on the wings of angels, Frankie Raye Clayton Brown passed peacefully into the loving arms of God on May 23, 2020.

Frankie Raye was born in Sour Lake, Texas, on October 4, 1923. She kept close ties to the Sour Lake community throughout her life and cherished her parents, Edward and Nettie Clayton, her brother, Edward Clayton, Jr., and sister, Dolores Foster. She often spoke of her idyllic childhood and the lifelong values of love, honor, kindness, generosity and faith they instilled in her and that she passed on to her children.

She married Edd Seymour Brown on October 25, 1939. They carried a special bond and a lifelong commitment to each other and their family until his death in 1998. They were a perfect match for each other and were completely devoted to their marriage vows.

Anyone and everyone who knew Frankie Raye knew of her fierce love for her family. She was always there for both of her children no matter what. She was steadfast in going above and beyond to show her love and concern for her children throughout her life. Her daughter, Delraye, always says, “She took the Mom job seriously.” Her daughter-in-law, Molly, said she will always remember her coming up to Dallas every month with an ice chest filled with their favorite foods, each with a special note of love on top of each container.

Frankie Raye loved life and enjoyed every minute. Always with a sense of humor and quick wit, she would joke she would fight leaving this world as she loved her life and family so much. She loved to travel and had over a dozen trips to Hawaii and countless trips to Las Vegas. She would always remark she had her bags packed and was ready to go.

Frankie Raye was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Seymour Brown; her brother, Edward Clayton, Jr.; her sister, Dolores Foster; and her son-in-law, Henry B. Gibson. She is survived by her daughter, Delraye Brown Gibson; her son, Edward Clayton Brown and his wife, Molly; and her beloved Chihuahua, Taco.

Lissa Harrison the daughter of Frankie Raye’s lifelong friend from kindergarten, Irene Loftin, shared this special prayer with Delraye the day before her passing.

“May you be wrapped up in God’s love. Found deep in his everlasting wings. Carried and kept safe and cherished. May the healing power of Christ breathe across your being now. Amen.” - Unknown.

The family would like to thank Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation for all of the loving care they extended to her over the past five years and to Compassion Hospice for their compassionate care.

A graveside service for Mrs. Brown will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorials in her honor may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

Her obituary was written by Molly Jones Brown.


Graveside Service
Rosedale Cemetery
P.o. Bo X1224 Sour Lake, TX 77659
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
11:00 a.m.

Comments (11)

  • Judy Pierce

    26 May 2020 at 20:17 | #

    You are my thoughts and prayers May God give you comfort from his love.


  • Sandra Reynolds

    26 May 2020 at 15:17 | #

    Delray, I’m so sorry about your mother. I’ve been hearing about her for so long that I felt I knew her. Mama’s never leave you. She will always be beside you. Mine is.! I love you and thinking about you.


  • Judy and Henry Morton

    26 May 2020 at 09:57 | #

    Frankie was our neighbor briefly but in this brief time,we grew to know and love her and what fun she was..Rest in piece sweet lady.


  • Ruth Sonnier

    26 May 2020 at 02:59 | #

    Heaven has gotten a special angel. Frankie was a very sweet lady! I always enjoyed visiting with her. Thinking of you and your family!


  • Kay Fuller

    25 May 2020 at 20:01 | #

    Frankie was one of God’s great gifts to all of us. I feel so lucky to have called her my friend.


  • Jack George

    25 May 2020 at 16:50 | #

    Delraye, I know your Mom is on a journey of a lifetime to be with our Lord and Savior! Rejoice you will be together again one day. Love you! J&J


  • Sylvia Hughes

    25 May 2020 at 14:22 | #

    Loved seeing her beautiful face on Sunday mornings. She was special to me.


  • Angela & Ray Baker

    25 May 2020 at 13:04 | #

    Defrayed: we are sad to hear of the passing of your sweet Mother. She was so precious and a role model. May you feel God’s peace and comfort. We love you!


  • Lynette Osborne

    25 May 2020 at 01:32 | #

    What a special lady, a joy to have been her friends, and traveling buddy, she will be missed dearly, the dear Lord is getting an Angel ,She will be remembered always in our hearts


  • Edward and Molly Brown

    24 May 2020 at 23:29 | #

    We love you and know you are safe in the arms of God. Thank you for your love, kindness and generosity. We made great memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
    Edward & Molly


  • Kathie Walker

    24 May 2020 at 19:58 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss.


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