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Celebrating the life of
Esther Ryan Brown
June 29, 1915 - April 24, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm - Tuesday, May 02, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Christian Wake Service
  • 6:30pm - Tuesday, May 02, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00am - Wednesday, May 03, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 1707 Bull street (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • 912-232-0792
  • Burial
  • - Wednesday, May 03, 2017
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

Revelation 21:3,4

Jehovah's Witnesses, Pooler, GA

My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow...Mrs Brown has been at Savannanh Square a long time. Rest In Peace my friend..

Bennie Benniefield, Savannanh, GA

I will truly miss Mrs Brown, she always made sure I got a bottle of water, and when I had different events she would always make her own funny costume. One time she was a bag lady she had all the plastic grocery bags pin all over her. Then she did a outfit with shower cap on her head and bathrobe and and umbrella and plastic grocery bags on her feet she was wacky that day. Then on St. Patrick's Day she would have all her green on and her green wig. But she would always win the Valentine's Day Celebration she would have on a red dress and red shoes deck down in red. I will always remember her when she play bingo she would always called her number in numerical Rest In Peace.

Bennie Benniefield, Savannanh, GA

Please accept my sincere sympathy. The Holy Scriptures say that a person who lives for 80 years is especially strong. (Psalm 90:10) What a privilege that your mother lived for 101 years. Take comfort in God's offer and promise to sustain you at this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22)

S. Tyler, ,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of Esther. She lived a long life and will be sadly missed by those of us who knew her. Heaven's Gates opened to welcome another angel into God's Kingdom where she has now been reunited with her loved ones who have passed before her. Sending our love to all of you.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae McKenzie , Savannah , GA

Esther Josephine Ryan Brown, 101, went to her heavenly rest on April 24, 2017. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 29, 1915, daughter of the late Thomas Joseph and Esther Blumberg Ryan.   She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward John Brown, Jr. whom she married in 1941 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. They were married for over 69 years.

She graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1933 and was, at the time of her passing, its oldest living graduate. After attending Richards Business College, studying shorthand, typing and bookkeeping, she worked for Savannah Lumber Company, Central Georgia Hospital and B. H. Levy’s. After the birth of her first daughter, she decided to become a fulltime homemaker to her beloved family, a role she cherished for the rest of her life.

She was a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of many organizations including The Daughters of Ireland Society, Best of Friends, Green Thumb Garden Club (where she served as President for one year and took care of plants for the girl scouts), Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Auxiliary - Knights of Columbus.

She raised her family in the Catholic faith and dedicated much of her time to Sacred Heart Church. Travelling, reading, playing poker, bridge, canasta and bingo, watching the Atlanta Braves, shopping and spending time with her family and friends were her favorite pastimes.

Preceding her in death were her sisters, Margaret Ryan Matthews and Delores Ryan Abelson; her brothers, Thomas J. Ryan and William A. Ryan; her oldest daughter, Margaret Mary Brown Parker and her granddaughter, Pamela E. Parker.

Survivors include her son, Edward J. Brown III (Jan) of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Kathleen Brown Higgs (Michael) of Cordova, TN.; son-in-law, John Walter Parker of Savannah, GA; five grandchildren: Keith Parker (Diane), Emily Brown, Allison Brown, Katie Hallas (John) and Cameron Higgs (Ellie); great grandchildren: Jed Parker, Savannah and Evan Hallas and Jake Rau; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel with a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Higgins and Father John Lyons. Her burial will follow at the Holy Cross section of the Catholic Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to the Esther Ryan Brown Scholarship Fund at St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or Sacred Heart Church, 1707 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

The Brown family wishes to express their thanks to her wonderful caregivers with THA Group, Savannah Square and Hospice of Savannah for their kindness and extraordinary care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revelation 21:3,4

Jehovah's Witnesses, Pooler, GA

My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow...Mrs Brown has been at Savannanh Square a long time. Rest In Peace my friend..

Bennie Benniefield, Savannanh, GA

I will truly miss Mrs Brown, she always made sure I got a bottle of water, and when I had different events she would always make her own funny costume. One time she was a bag lady she had all the plastic grocery bags pin all over her. Then she did a outfit with shower cap on her head and bathrobe and and umbrella and plastic grocery bags on her feet she was wacky that day. Then on St. Patrick's Day she would have all her green on and her green wig. But she would always win the Valentine's Day Celebration she would have on a red dress and red shoes deck down in red. I will always remember her when she play bingo she would always called her number in numerical Rest In Peace.

Bennie Benniefield, Savannanh, GA

Please accept my sincere sympathy. The Holy Scriptures say that a person who lives for 80 years is especially strong. (Psalm 90:10) What a privilege that your mother lived for 101 years. Take comfort in God's offer and promise to sustain you at this difficult time. (Psalm 55:22)

S. Tyler, ,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of Esther. She lived a long life and will be sadly missed by those of us who knew her. Heaven's Gates opened to welcome another angel into God's Kingdom where she has now been reunited with her loved ones who have passed before her. Sending our love to all of you.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae McKenzie , Savannah , GA


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