Mrs. Brown Mrs. Brown Elizabeth Hilliard “ Betty” Brown died quietly Friday, May 2, 2014.

Having been celebrated in life before Betty recently moved to Houston, the family will have a private service at a later date.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph Jason Jay Brown.

The Browns moved to Rockdale in 1982 after having lived most of their lives in Miami, Florida.

Shortly after moving to Rockdale, they became active in the community.

Mrs. Brown joined the Linwood Acres Garden Club and the Tuesday Reading Club, enjoying both for many years.

She also became active in St. Johns United Methodist Church’s many activities.

Mrs. Brown was also preceded in death by her parents, Carl Dallas Hilliard and Leila Estelle Davis Hilliard; a son, Joseph Carl Brown; two sons-in-law, Philip Carnegie and former Rockdale resident Emmet Perry.

Survivors are two daughters, Cindy Brown Carnegie of Kerens, Jennie Brown Perry of Houston; five grandchildren, Tracy Perry Holland, Elizabeth Perry Ault, Daniel Carnegie, Marcus Jay Carnegie and Lucy Carnegie; and six great-grandchildren, Michael and Paige Holland, John Emmet and Cooper Ault, Philip and Zoey Carnegie.

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