Reflections of Angel's Life
Angle Lorraine Brown, known affectionately as Angie, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2023 in Blackjack, Missouri. Born on June 26, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Nathaniel and Inez Rhodes, Angie was the seventh of nine children, six of whom—Hezzie, Charles, Nathaniel Jr., Terry, Bruce, and Paulette—preceded her in death. Her parents also predeceased her.
Angle “Angie” was Baptized in Jesus Name at an early age at New Christ Temple Church under the Leadership of Pastor Floyd Nelson. She attended St. Louis public schools, where she was known for her friendly and interesting personality.
She was a dedicated homemaker, not just for her own family, but for others in her community as well. Her home was often filled with the sounds of laughter and the aroma of her culinary creations. Angie had a unique vision in the kitchen, and while some might not have always understood it, all appreciated her generosity and the love she put into her cooking.
Known for her designer couture, Angie had a unique style of fashion that was all her own. She was the life of the party, always ready with a joke or a story to make others smile. Her yearly birthday parties, which she hosted for the last 42 years, both in and out of town, were legendary events full of joy and laughter. Angie's most famous phrase, "Y'all do too much," would often echo through the room, bringing smiles to everyone's faces.
Angie was a devoted mother and grandmother, sister and friend who lived for her family. She made sure everyone was loved and every need was met. Her personality was remarkable and vivacious. Her legacy of family love, style, and entertainment will truly be missed. Angie's family and friends will remember her as a fun and loving person, always ready to entertain and inspire. Her bubbly personality and unique sense of style will be deeply missed.
Angie is survived by her five children, Lewis and Lance Brown, Timikia, Priscilla, and Gregory Dixon; her brother Wayne (Cassandra) Rhodes; and her sister Tammy (Albert) Dees. She was a proud grandmother to fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who brought her immense joy and pride. Angie also leaves behind three sisters-in-law, Ann Rhodes, Margaret (Ann) Rhodes, and Verda Rhodes; a brother-in-law, Christopher Wiggins; a special cousin who was like a sister to her, Rosemary Sales; and her two best friends, Janet Like and Elaine Williams. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish her memory.
As we remember Angie, we celebrate her life and the joy she brought to all who knew her. Her legacy of love, laughter, and family will live on in the hearts of those who loved her. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to inspire us.