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Memorial created 01-24-2010 by
Carol Horten
Norma H. Brown
August 13 1933 - January 15 2010

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Norma Collette (Hurst) Brown, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Norma's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Norma forever.

Mrs. Norma H. Brown, 76, of Waco passed away Friday morning, Jan. 15, 2010 at a local hospital. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive in Waco. She retired from nursing in 1995.She loved music and family more than anything and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her father,Gilbert Ennis Hurst of Rankin, Texas and mother,Geneva Estelle (Cox) Lumpkin of Odessa; one grandson, Charlie Mark Cooper; and one great-grandson Christopher Emerson. She is survived by her  half -sister; Ennisa Elizabeth (Hurst) sons, Charles Paul Cohee and wife, Vera of Lillian, Texas, Robert  Ennis Cohee and wife, Mechelle of Robinson and James Gilbert Cohee of Riesel; daughters, Debbie McMullin and husband, Tom of Diana, Texas, Vicki Slack and husband, Lynn of Riesel, Paula Jean (Cohee) Crabb and husband, Charlie of Edgewood, Texas and Carol  Ann (Cohee) Horten and husband, Ronald of Riesel; 21 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren; and was known as "Mom" to many more. August 13, 1933 - January 15, 2010

RIP Mama

For those that knew her,Mom had many talents. She was a gifted writer , especially of poetry.Very wise indeed.A great listener if you needed advice or just someone to listen . She loved to play her organ and loved most music in general. She was a damn fine cook and was famous for her subs,her always requested mac and cheese, pecan pralines,her original hot dog delight and Heavenly Hash and  lest we forget ,her award winning poundcake. Many have tried and tried again to make the mac and cheese the way she did but it just never turns out right.

During our teen years all our friends were always welcomed at our house. She was the "cool" Mom. Always introduced by us to our friends as simply " Mom".The name stuck. Our friends still today refer to her as "Mom".

Some things she  wanted in the telling of her life story... was the re-awakening in the fall of 2000 to the awareness that Jesus had never left her side, had carried her through some really bad times and loved her unconditionally for her entire life.  "God made me, He made me special just as He did everyone else and His purpose for giving me that life may never really be fully known to me...that I will discover when He calls me home .  I love my Lord Jesus with all my mind, all my heart and all my soul and I always ask Him every night and every morning to watch over my children, to send His Light  to guide them -  to show me how to be a better person and help me learn how to forgive myself for  every time I have hurt someone I care about, be it purposely or accidental.  I don't just hope I will go home to heaven,,,,I KNOW I will be there with my Savior and my family and so will all of you".

Our Dad ( Paul R. Cohee )and Mom were together 14 years (2 dating and 12 married)  and her 7 children were the biggest and most important part of her life. Dad was the love of her life.

She got her GED in her late 40's , and graduated from Nursing School  at age 60. And as she says" I was really good at getting pregnant, loved BEING pregnant and loved giving birth and meeting my children when they were born...and maybe that's what my purpose is/was, bringing you seven unique individuals here because , EVERY ONE OF YOU ENRICH THE LIVES OF EVERYONE WHO MEETS YOU!!"
"I just hope you all  know that I love you more than my own life and I would cut off an arm and a leg for you, give you a kidney, or my "heart of a 10 yr old" if you needed it.  I would give my life for you if you were in danger."

Rest now Mama,you finally made it to the "Big House".

With much love,

Your children




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