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JESTINE A. DELEE BROWN

February 17, 1931 July 14, 2012
JESTINE A. DELEE BROWN
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Jestine Anderson DeLee Brown, daughter of the late Benjamin Anderson and Ruth Young Anderson was born February 17, 1931, in Harleyville, South Carolina. She attended public schools in Harleyville. At an early age she became a member of St. Daniel Methodist Church. When it was time to further her education, Jestine chose Claflin University where she majored in Elementary Education. In 1952, Victor A. DeLee and Jestine Anderson were joined in Holy Matrimony. From this union one son, Gregory, was born. Years later, following the death of Mr. DeLee, she married Woodrow Brown. Jestine's teaching career started in South Carolina where she taught for seven (7) years. In 1964, Jestine moved to Calvert County where she was employed as a teacher by Calvert County Public Schools. She continued furthering her education by doing graduate work at South Carolina State College, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland and Bowie State University. Her love of children caused Jestine to continue to teach. She taught in Calvert County until she retired in 1993. Jestine became a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick, Maryland, where she served on many committees. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Finance Committee on which she served as Treasurer, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, the Parsonage Committee, and was Church Historian. Jestine was also a Sunday School teacher for many years. Her love for gospel music inspired her to join the Gospel Choir at Mt. Olive. Jestine was a member of the United Teaching Profession, Calvert Education Association, and Maryland State Retired Educators. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #220, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Alliance for Mental Illness, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Concerned Black Educators, a member on the Board of Adult Day Care, Inc. and a Supervisor for Shaklee Corporation. Jestine's hobbies included gardening, home decorating, reading, listening to music, and traveling. Her big heart made her first in line to lend a helping hand to all in need. Preceding her in death were husbands, Victor DeLee and Woodrow Brown, and her son, Gregory DeLee. Jestine departed this life, July 14, 2012 at the home of her devoted Caretaker, Mrs. Lucille Brown, in Huntingtown, Maryland after an extended illness. She leaves to cherish fond memories: a host of cousins, including Hattie Folk (Minister Billenger Folk), Albert Anderson (Nora), Vivian Johnson; a brother-in-law, Raymond Brown (Beatrice) of Prince Frederick, Maryland, and other relatives, friends and colleagues.

Cemetery:
3:00 pm

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Visitation

Tuesday

24

Jul

11:30 AM 7/24/2012 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 7/24/2012 12:30:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

24

Jul

12:30 PM 7/24/2012 12:30:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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