• 39°


By Staff
Services for Lizzie Pearl Simon Brown will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Odell Hopkins and Zacary R. Finley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brown, 77, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Riley Hospital.
A native of Meridian, Mrs. Brown was educated in the Meridian public schools. She attended school in Philadelphia, Pa., for several years before returning to Meridian to graduate from T.J. Harris High School in 1942.
Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Brown touched many lives. She was a cosmetologist and instructor for Calmese Beauty College, taught a class in charm and poise at Havens Business College and OIC, and was a headstart teacher for Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP) Inc. After retirement, she worked as a senior aide for a health education program geared to senior residents of the Meridian Housing Authority.
She was a life-long member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, serving as an usher, Sunday school teacher, secretary and vice president of the Missionary Society and a member of the Missionary Society Choir.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Progressive Beauticians Club and a charter member of Delta Nu Zeta, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.'s chapter of Amicae Friends of Zeta.
Mrs. Brown touched many lives in Meridian including that of Rep. Charles Young, who is also president of E.F. Young Jr. Manufacturing Company.
John Johnson, news director at WTOK-TV, remembers Mrs. Brown as a classy lady.
The Rev. Charles Johnson, pastor of Fitkins Memorial Church of the Nazarene for the past 40 years, also has fond memories of Mrs. Brown.
Cynthia Kennedy, owner of Fisher's Beauty Salon, will miss her conservations with Mrs. Brown the most.
Kennedy said she has known Mrs. Brown for 25 years, first as a client in the beauty salon and then as a close friend.
Survivors include a daughter, Ida P. Brown of Meridian; a son, Irea H. Brown of Erie, Pa.; a sister, Richard Evelyn Walker of Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard D. and M.L. Simon.
A scholarship for cosmetology students has been established in Mrs. Brown's name. Send contributions to the Pearl S. Brown Cosmetology Scholarship Fund at Citizen's National Bank.
The family also requests memorials be made to The Alzheimer's Association, East Central Branch, 5009 Highway 493, Meridian, MS 39305.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.