Elizabeth (Brown) Bray, 92, born Aug. 1, 1929, at Wallace, Indiana, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.
Preceding her in death were her parents, James E. and H. Edna Brown; her brothers, William and Jimmy; her sisters, Edythe Myers, Jean Snouweart and Cheryl Kay Brown; daughter-in-law Theresa Priest-Bray; and her husband, Donald Bray.
She married Donald Bray on July 1, 1946. Don and Liz raised two amazing children, Steve (Karen) Bray and Donabeth (Ron) Keeling and taught them to love the Lord. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Liz was wonderful grandmother. She had five grandchildren, Alan (Sandi) Sarjent, Brookanna (Brad) Groves, Steve (Joy) Sarjent, LaCinda (Cale) Stephens and Daniel (Shantera) Keeling. She also had nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She has several niece and nephews. After her sister, Edythe, passed away, she took her niece, Sheila Sowers, under her wing and always had a special place in her heart.
Also surviving is her sister, Carolyn Hullinger. She loved her siblings. There are many stories about them working together on their family farm. Liz teaching them to work smart and hard. It was always a party full of laughs when the Brown Sisters got together. We know they are rejoicing together in heaven.
The work ethic she learned on the farm carried through into her adult life. She retired from RR Donnelley’s after 43 years. She instilled her work ethic into her children and grandchildren.
She was an avid garage saler. She would scour the newspaper every week for the “good ones” and circle them with her pen and plan her route. Whichever grandkid was with her that weekend had a budget of a whopping dollar and had to learn quickly to bargin with her. If there was a record for attending the most garage sales in a day, she would have won. She attended 36 garage sales in one day and then had open heart surgery the next day.
Liz loved to visit with friends and family over a cup of coffee. Often you would find her at the Snacker, Diggers or anywhere that served coffee. When her grandkids were younger, she had them in tow with her; they learned patience and how to socialize with Grandma Liz and her friends.
She loved to cook and bake. You could always walk into her house and have an amazing meal. She made the best waffles, fried chicken, noodles and award-winning pies.
Liz was a special lady to those who had the honor and privilege to know and love her. She will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 8 with a calling at 11:30 a.m., funeral at 12:30 p.m. at Hunt and Son Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.