Nancy Ruth Brown

January 12, 1952 - January 6, 2020
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Nancy Ruth (Makinson) Brown, age 67 of Fairland, OK was greeted at the Pearly gates by her Lord and Savior on Jan 6, 2020. Nancy was born on January 12, 1952, in Okmulgee, OK to Vernon Makinson and Myrtle (Ballard) Makinson.

Nancy accepted Christ at First Baptist Church in Hoffman, OK in 1966. She attended elementary in Hoffman, OK and high school in Morris, OK, where she dropped out her senior year to marry the love of her life and move with him to MO. She went back to get her GED and graduated Del Capita Mu from East Central University in Ada, OK, with a bachelors degree in social work. She enjoyed her work as a hospice and hospital social worker. She retired from Delaware County DHS in November of 2014. Nancy met the love of her life, Wendall Wayne Brown, when she was 14. They married on December 28, 1969 at First Christian Church in Morris, OK. Their first home was in Herculaneum, MO. Later moved back to Okmulgee where her and Wendall became involved in youth ministry at Okmulgee Southside in 1980 and she continued as a minister’s wife for nearly 40 years. She supported her husband in Seminary December 1985 to July 1987 at SWBTS in Fort Worth, TX.

She loved the Lord, her husband, her children, grandchildren, and the church. She was always encouraging and attending games, recitals and programs. She has worked with children and youth for 40+ years. She enjoyed memorizing scripture, active witnessing, working on churches, gardening and finding the best looking rocks. She was a giver and made sure everyone was fed, their refrigerator stocked and pantry full. She was an amazing cook and baker. She made the best red velvet cake, cherry pie and pot roast.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wendall Brown of the home, her son, William Brown and his wife Cassie, her daughters, Wendy Brown and Whitney Brown, three grandchildren, Noah, Ezra and Micky. Her brothers Vernie, Arnold and Wayne Makinson. Her sisters MaryJane and David Reynolds, Ann Wiggins, Janet and Jarrett Kelough and numerous nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Makinson and Myrtle (Ballard) Makinson. Brothers Gary, Ernie, Frank and Dean Makinson. Her best friends growing up were Denny Lee, Dawni and Ronnie Brison. She was godmother to their son Ronnie Wayne Brison.

The services will be a Celebration of Life and they will be at Warrens Branch Baptist Church in Seneca, MO at 2pm On February 29, 2020. 9166 Antelope Rd Seneca, MO 64865

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