NYACK, N.Y. -- Effie Lee Brown, 89, of Nyack, died Saturday, Oct. 22.
She was born March 24, 1927, to the late Lucille and Jonas Dawson, one of 10 children, in Corona, Ala.
She worked as a staff attendant at Rockland Psychiatric Center for 25 years, retiring in 1982. She was an extraordinary person who loved life, her sons, grandchildren, her car, “her stories" and anything red. She was a devoted member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Nyack.
She is survived by her children, O. Leon Williams and Claudeo Davis; a stepson, John S. Brown Jr.; five granddaughters, Nicole “Nikki” Friday, Aline Davis, Monica Williams-Gill, Leona Williams and Shanise Williams; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Dawson.
She was predeceased by her husband, John S. Brown Sr.; two sisters, Julia Mae and Dorothy; and six brothers, George, James, Julius, Richard, Joseph and Jake.
The wake will be conducted from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 80 N. Franklin St., Nyack.
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