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Melba Merriweather Brown

November 21, 1950 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Melba Brown Obituary

Melba Merriweather Brown was born on November 21, 1950, in Bay City, Texas, but was reared  in Sweeny, Texas. She was one of four children born to the marital union of Calvin and Alonia  Merriweather. Melba completed her primary and secondary education in Sweeny, Texas. After  graduating from Sweeny High School, Melba pursued her college studies at Texas Southern  University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education with  emphasis on special education. She had a passion for helping children with disabilities in  underserved communities and was a mental wellness advocate. Melba worked as an educator  and a Mental Health and Wellness Specialist Division Manager for William Smith, Sr., Tri-County  Child Development Council Inc. in Matagorda, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties for over 20 years. She cherished the special friendships she shared with coworkers who were regarded as  family. Melba also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for Wharton Junior College  in the Fort Bend Independent School District. As a testament to her service, Melba received  special recognition as Early Childhood “Teacher of the Year” and was the recipient of an award  presented by the National Mental Health Association. 

Melba Merriweather Brown was a member of Neuzion United Methodist Church, in Sweeny,  Texas, where she committed her life to Christ and was baptized at an early age. Throughout her  life, she served in many capacities which included her role as the Neuzion Church School  Superintendent. Melba maintained active membership and enjoyed bible study, specifically  under the directorship of Pastor Diana Creeks. Most would agree, Melba had an intriguing  personality and was a great storyteller. Joyce, Betty, and Helen will miss their sister’s presence in  their lives, especially the fried seafood dinners she prepared to celebrate their birthdays. 

Melba Brown Merriweather was preceded in death by her parents Calvin and Alonia  Merriweather, and her son, Andre Trevis Merriweather. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Melvin Glynn Merriweather (Catina Terrell Brown Merriweather); sisters Joyce Hayes, Betty  Sykes, and Helen Wright (Alex C. Wright); grandchildren Briana Merriweather, Calvin Casey  Merriweather, Braelynn Merriweather, Caitlynn Merriweather, Casey Merriweather, Andrea  Merriweather, Rhemy Merriweather, Melvin Glynn Merriweather Jr., Jordan Merriweather, 

 

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
207 E 1st St
Sweeny, TX 77480

Burial
Saturday
March 9, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Peaceful Rest Cemetery

Brazoria, TX 77422

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