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Melva Nell (Burns) Brown

June 26, 1938 ~ January 30, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Melva Nell Brown (Meemaw) 83, of Texas City, passed away Sunday January 30 2022, at home with her family around her.  Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughters and families, Beverly & Nydia Wigley, Stephanie & Jim Leach, grandchildren Joshua R. & Emiliana Wigley, Lanie & Jason Sanders, Matthew & Diana Cloud, James Leach, great grandchildren Joshua A. & Makenna Wigley, Edward Wigley, Mason Sanders, Aidan Cloud, Grady Sanders, Sarabelle Wigley & great-great grandson Yeshua Wigley.  Pallbearers will be Joshua R. Wigley, Matthew Cloud, Jason Sanders, Joshua A. Wigley and Randy Sanders.   

Mrs. Brown is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Lynda Cloud, parents Leo Curtis Burns and Myrtle Spillers (Burns) and brother Eugene Ackley.

Mrs. Brown was a life long resident of Texas City but spent the last few years of her life in Alice, TX with her grandson Joshua Wigley and his family.  She worked at Hamon Bay Area, originally Mahaffey Motors, in Texas City for 43 years.  She was also a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Texas City.  Her greatest joy, outside of her family, was singing. She was a member of the Trinity Trio who sang at gospel singings throughout Texas and occasionally Louisiana. 

A special thanks to Emiliana Wigley for the wonderful care and support she provided Meemaw the last few years of her life.

Mrs. Brown will be laid to rest at Live Oak Cemetery in Wiemar, TX.  There will be a grave side service at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5th officiated by Joshua Alexander Wigley.

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