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Terley Jean Brown

February 15, 1935 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 82)

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“Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.” Unknown

Terley leaves behind: a son, Larry A. Brown Sr., daughter-in-law, Elaine Brown; daughter, Phyllis Marcia Brown; three brothers and two sisters, Phillip Hughes, Leon Hughes Sr., Priscilla Thorpe, Janice Harvey, and Jerry Harvey. 

She is survived by a grandson, Larry A. Brown Jr., granddaughter-in-law, Samantha Brown, granddaughter, Marcia Brown, and five great grandchildren, Shakira Brown, Martell Reed, Eriys Reed, Larry A. Brown III, and Leland Brown. She also leaves behind ten nephews and nieces; Leon Hughes Jr., Kim Glaze, Curtis Thorpe, Angela Hughes, Alesia Jenkins, Matthew Hughes, Darnell Harvey, Latrell Harvey, Terence Harvey and Janelle Harvey. Along with many beloved grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins, she loved the mother of her grandchildren, Margaret Brown liked a daughter. 

Terley, known to family and friends as "Boops", "Boopie" or "T.J.", was an authentic Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Although she never made it to a live game, she cheered them on to six Super Bowl wins and beyond. What a tribute it was for the Steelers to win a game just as she passed away on Christmas day. 

In her early years, T.J., loved jazz, and she was no stranger to the kitchen, where friends and family gathered to enjoy her delicious soul food dishes. She also co-hosted neighborhood barbecues where people would dropped by to socialize, fill their tummies and "take a plate" of food home for later. 

When T. J. was out and about she'd stop to smile, wave, and talk to every toddler who passed by. With a childlike spirit herself, she had quite a collection of stuffed animals and cartoon character lounge wear. She also found joy in welcoming friendly dogs, wagging their way over to greet her as she strolled outdoors. 

She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace. 

“We meet but briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust – that is everything.”   Unknown

Charitable donations may be made to:

John Muir Foundation
Walnut Creek CA

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