Ina Marie Stephens Brown, 80 years of age passed away in College Station, Texas on January 9, 2021 surrounded by her children.
A funeral service has been set for Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Hugo First Assembly of God with Rev. Danny Hudson, Rev. Keithen Brown, Rev. Guy Parrish, and Bobby Garrison officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hugo First Assembly of God.
She was born on November 3, 1940 in Direct, Texas to Ida Mae and Billy Stephens. Ina served in the ministry along-side her husband, Rev. Harvey Brown for 48 years. She enjoyed hobbies such as sewing, cooking, playing the accordion and piano, listening to Southern Gospel Music and she dearly loved family time. Ina married her teenage sweetheart on her 18th birthday, November 3, 1958.
Ina is survived by 3 daughters, Keleta Shanta and husband Guy Parrish, Celestia Voncil and husband Mike Potter, Shauna Shalaine and husband Rodney Briscoe; 2 sons, Ronald LaDel and wife Lisa Brown, William Brent and wife Ivy Brown. 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchiildren; sisters, Anita Noah, Gail Pate; brothers, Donnie Stephens, DeWayne Stephens, Nathan Stephens; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harvey Brown; son, Norman Harvel; sister, Billie Ann Garrison; parents, Billy Stephens and Ida Mae Bowden.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rusty Brown, Eddie Pryor, Coy Pryor, Silas Parrish, Simeon Parrish, Zach Buck, Cain Brown, Jared Reaves, Michael Limoges, Nathan Teinert, Keith Steel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donnie Stephens, Dewayne Stephens, Nathan Stephens, Mike Noah, Mike Potter and Rodney Briscoe.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Brazos Valley Hospice Nurse, Natalie Garcia for her loving care, Brazos County Mortuary, Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, Hugo First Assembly of God and The Colony PD.
Online condolences may be sent to the Brown family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com