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Archives for May 2019

Leonard F. Griggs

FORT WORTH-Leonard F. Griggs passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastor Kim Higdon officiating.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Leonard was born Saturday, November 16, 1963 to Joe Lee and JoAnn Dickinson Griggs in Fort Worth, Texas. You never knew what Leonard would be up to because he was the life of the party. He was always crazy and totally full of mischief. He was an extremely outgoing individual and he never met a stranger. He always had a kind word for everyone. Leonard was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by us all.
Leonard is preceded in death by his father, Joe Lee Griggs; and brother, Jessie Griggs.
Survivors: Wife of 19 years, Peggy Griggs; mother, JoAnn Janzen and husband, Lenhard Janzen; son, Jerry Griggs and wife, Alexa; son, Jessie Lynn Griggs; step-daughter, Michelle Hill; step-daughter, Sandy Scrogum; sister, Debbie Jo Ahmadpour and husband, Hamid; brother, John Griggs and wife, Debora; step-brothers, Mike Janzen, Daryl Janzen, Dale Janzen; step-sister, Debbie Sue Pulcher; step-grandchildren, Summer Hill, Ocean Ross, Sydney Ross and Chance Mitchmore; nephews, Bradley Griggs, Sean Griggs, Donny Ahmadpour and wife, Kristi, Chris Ahmadpour and wife, Joanna, and Anthony Ahmadpour; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Martha “Marti” Anne King

EULESS-Martha “Marti” Anne King passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the age of 57.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Marti was born Thursday, August 31, 1961 to the late Thomas Leo and Mary Ramona Dixon in Hialeah, Florida. Marti was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will always be remembered for the love of her family and her pets.
Survivors: Husband, James King; son, Kyle McDowell and wife, Abbi; daughter, Rachel Buentello; grandchildren, Lucianna, Jaxin, Malaki, Madison and Reagan; numerous extended family members and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Beatrice Perez

Fort Worth-Beatrice Perez passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 82.

Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2019 at Hallmark Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the funeral home.

Beatrice was born Tuesday, July 28, 1936 to the late Raymond and Francisca Capetillo in Dallas, Texas.

Beatrice was a strong matriarch, who enjoyed every minute of life, and loved each moment she had with her family. She had a love for flowers, so much so that she spent 40 plus years as a florist for TCU Florist and had an amazing garden. Her love for our Lord Jesus Christ could not be measured, and she passed that on to her family; teaching them always to trust in the Lord and to walk by faith.

Preceded in death by: her parents, Raymond and Francisca Capetillo; siblings, Virginia Castro and David Capetillo; Ramiro Perez Jr., and her beloved children; Ramiro Perez III and Molly Sanchez.,
Survivors: Children, Yolanda Lopez, and husband, Alfred, John Perez and wife, Christina, Theodore Perez and wife, Tina, Monica Perez; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; Siblings, Ray Capetillo, Angie Pereyda, Juanita Rosales and JoAnn Vasquez; and many other extended relatives and friends.


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Cruz Esther Garcia

JOSHUA-Cruz Esther Garcia passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at the age of 80.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the funeral home.
Interment: Esther will be laid to rest in Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Esther was born Sunday, May 7, 1939 to the late Gabriel Garcia Cardena and Filomena Caraballa Cruz in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She loved sewing, knitting, church, praying the rosary, dancing, Philanthropist, and hanging out with her friends and going to the movies. One time at church, Esther left her purse in the sink and didn’t know that it was a motion sensor faucet which turned on and filled her purse with water. It soaked everything including her lipstick!! She and Jeannie spend the better part of an hour just trying to dry everything out. She was a member of St. Ann’s and helped with the bereavement committee. Esther was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed by us all.
Survivors: Daughter, Jeannie Carlson; son in law, Eric Carlson; grandson, Gabriel Carlson; sister, Luz Celeria Figueroa; nieces, Tamara Bobet, Luz Esther Bobet Szkolnik and Dara Bobet; son, Raul Torres; many friends; many adopted grandkids, in the Spanish community she was called Abuelita and the English community she was called Grandma.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Glenn Leroy Reed

FORT WORTH-Glenn Leroy Reed passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the age of 63.
Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Vivian’s home.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Water Of Life Pentecostal Church, 3514 Weber St., Fort Worth, Texas 76106
Glenn Leroy Reed was born Sunday, April 8, 1956 in Cleburne, Texas to the late Earl and Elsie Reed. Glenn was the most kind and tender hearted soul you could ever meet. He loved without reservations and spoke with a soft, kind tone. He would do without, if he thought you were in need. He worked hard and stayed busy, tinkering around. He was a man of few words, but with him, just a few words was all that was needed. He will be greatly missed by all those who love him.
Glenn is preceded in death by his father, Earl Reed; mother, Elsie Royal; step father, L.D. Royal; brother, Robert Reed; and brother, Ronnie Reed.
Survivors: Brother, James Reed; sister, Vivian Weldon and husband, John; brother, Charles Christian and wife, Melody; sister, Taunya Eagles and husband, John; brother, Leman Royal; numerous nieces, nephews, and greats; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Jenifer Baker Farah

FORT WORTH-Jenifer Baker Farah passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the young age of 45.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Redeemer Church, 126 Judd St., White Settlement, Texas.
Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Interment: Jenifer will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse at
Jenifer was born Friday, March 15, 1974 to R. Warren and Analynn W. Baker in Daytona Beach, Florida. She graduated from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida and has a B.S. in chemical engineering from University of Florida, Class of (1997). She worked as a chemical engineer for Exxon Mobil for several years before she dedicated her life to staying home. She became a dedicated wife and a homeschooling mom. Jenifer gave her life to the Lord in 2000. She has loved and served him in many ways and was involved in ministry in Houston, Fort Worth. She is a member of Redeemer Church. Jenifer had a love for reading and was interested in anything that was educational. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed. “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25-26
Survivors: Husband of 13 years, George I. Farah; daughter, Elizabeth G. Farah; son, Isam G. Farah; son, Jonathan G. Farah; parents, R. Warren and Analynn W. Baker; sister, Tina Bannwart and husband, Rodney of Burleson Texas; sister, Diane LaRubbio of Port Organ Florida; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817( 335-4557

Shirley Clarice Abney Parker

FORT WORTH-Ms. Shirley Clarice Abney Parker, 73, left this world on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Community Hospice of Texas in Fort Worth, surrounded by family.
Memorial service: A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Hall Davis Funeral Home on Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge, LA from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Her cremation was entrusted to Brown Family Crematory, in Fort Worth, TX. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
She was born, the third of four children on October 14, 1945 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, NY to Veady Mae Abney and George Abney. She was raised in Jamaica, NY, and lived in Astoria, Queens, NY. Later, with an adventurous spirit, Shirley moved with her family to New Roads, LA and Baton Rouge, LA.
Shirley was baptized at an early age in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Elmont, NY. She attended elementary school in Queens, NY and Julia Richman High School in Manhattan, NY. She completed high school with the Delahanty Institute in Jamaica, NY. After 33 years working for AT&T, first as a 411-Information Operator in New York and then South Central Bell as Pay Telephone Coin Collector/Repair Person in Baton Rouge, LA, she retired to Fort Worth, TX to live with her youngest daughter. Prior to her employment with the telephone company, Shirley sold Tupperware products, provided daycare for working mothers in her home, did bookkeeping for small businesses and prepared tax returns for individuals.
Shirley was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend who never met a stranger, was generous with her time and talents, and ready to give advice but only if asked for. She enjoyed traveling all over North America, whether driving or flying as well as going on cruises and did so up until the last months of her life. Shirley was a voracious reader and was never without a book or magazine. Shirley was an excellent seamstress and could sew anything. She also enjoyed doing all kinds of puzzles, especially crossword puzzles. Her greatest pleasure was being with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Frezietta Young (Roland) and her brother, Albert Abney; her former husbands and fathers of her children, George Rheinhardt, Sr. and William Parker, Sr.; as well as her good friend, Patricia “Tut” Bush-Jones.
Survivors: She will be forever remembered by her four children, daughters, Renee Simien (Jonathan) of Lake Charles, LA; Selena Parker of Fort Worth, TX; Sons, George Rheinhart, Jr. (Sharon) of Chesterfield, VA; William Parker, Jr. (Anissa), Vedette Bush-Jones, whom she affectionately called daughter, and son-in-law, Jack Walker, all of Baton Rouge, La; her seven grandchildren, Candace Cordova (Jacob) of Hedgesville, WV; Darren Perkins, Madisen Parker, Christopher Bush-Jones all of Baton Rouge, LA; Lee Walker of Fort Worth, TX; Jordan Simien and Kendall Simien, both of Lake Charles, LA; and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Theresa Jefferson of Piscataway, NJ and her sister-in-law, Ella Abney of Newport News, VA as well as two life-long friends, Constance Moore of Rosedale, NY and Irene Key of Glendale, CA. and numerous relatives and friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Wilson

FORT WORTH-Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Wilson, 90, joined our Lord in heaven on Thursday April 18, 2019.
Memorial service: 2:00 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Ridglea Presbyterian Church, 4350 River Oaks Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76114.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Mary Beth was born on Saturday, August 4, 1928 in Plainview, Texas to the late Joseph T. Fielder and Lula A. Fielder (Taylor). She was the youngest of six children.
Mary Beth graduated from Baylor University in 1948 with a degree in Business, which she utilized throughout her life as a bookkeeper. After graduation she moved to San Diego, California where she met and married her husband, Robert Wilson “Bob” in October 1950. After retiring, Mary Beth and Bob enjoyed six years of traveling around the country in their RV, touring every state in the continental United States before settling down in Ingram, Texas. They became devoted members of the Trinity Baptist Church of Kerrville where they both enjoyed singing in the choir and other church ensemble groups. After the death of her husband in 2009, Mary Beth moved to Fort Worth.
Mary Beth’s hobbies included reading, playing cards, and singing in the church choir. But one of her most passionate hobbies was supporting her football teams, The Dallas Cowboys and Baylor Bears. Her loyal support of the Baylor football team is summed up by the motto inscribed on her brick outside of McLane Stadium in Waco which reads “We Believe”. She believed that anything in life could be accomplished and anything could be overcome , a belief that permeated her entire family and created a lasting legacy. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother” – St. Therese of Lisieux.
Mary Beth is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 59 years Robert Wilson and granddaughter Layne Elizabeth Wilson.
Survivors: Mary Beth is survived by daughters Cindy Wilson and Barbara Dorman and husband, Cary; son, Maurice Wilson and wife, Shannon; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends who will miss her love and lively and fighting spirit.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Janice Karline O’Riley

FORT WORTH-Janice Karline O’Riley passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 63.
Graveside inurnment service: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Itasca Cemetery.
Janice was born Sunday, June 26, 1955 to the late C.L. and Dorothy Faulknor in Fort Worth, Texas. She loved playing bingo and hanging out with her grandkids. She also loved her dogs, Zeus, Lady and Little Rico. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will remain in our hearts forever.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ruthie and Linda; brothers, Johnny, William and James.
Survivors: Husband of 33 years, Norvil Gilbreath; sister, Donna Faulknor; daughter, Lisa Pike and husband, Larry; granddaughter, Breanna Pike; step son, Garrett Gilbreath and wife, Christa; step granddaughter, Haley Gilbreath; step granddaughter, Morgan Gilbreath; son, Andy O’Riley and spouse, Shelley Boyd; grandson, Levi O’Riley; granddaughter, Tatum O’Riley; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557