Jacqueline Annette arrived quite early in the morning on July 7, 1962 into the lives of Norman Renee and Ruby Amerson Grimes.
So anxious to see this world was she that she was born in the car while traveling over the San Jacinto River Bridge before arriving at the hospital in Conroe, Texas.
Life for her was a journey and she was the star of every event.
Jacqueline did well in the Galveston Independent School District from Rosenberg Elementary School to Central Middle School and was outstanding at Ball High School where enjoyed being a cheerleader.
Jacqueline did well in the Baptist Church. She received Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 12 years of age and exhibited a melodious voice as she sang in the Youth Choir, wearing her flowing robe.
All the neighbors and children loved her and she was happy. Jackie was the joy of life for her aunts, especially Aunt Mary who had no children and readily received Jackie as if she was her own child. Her aunt Rhodessia also helped to spoil her in every way.
Jackie accepted a working position before she completed high school at American National Insurance Company as a computer programmer.
Jacqueline’s passion was to become a nurse. She enlisted into the United States Army and after two years returned home to enter Nursing school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Jackie was a lifetime learner and continued her education until she became a Registered Nurse followed a Bachelor’s of Science degree, then a Master’s of Science degree and finally her Ph. D. in Psychiatry.
Jackie was always modest about her achievements even though she shined brilliantly. She became one of the Assistant Administrators of Mainland Center Hospital and was commissioned Major Jacqueline Gaines in the Army.
Jacqueline married Arthur Mitchell and to that union was born her two children, Jacqueline Annette II and Arthur James II. Later, she married Moses Brown and has been his life partner for about twenty-five years.
Jacqueline learned of her ailment in 2019 and was told that she had about three months to live. Determined as ever to succeed, she fought as a good soldier, never conceding to defeat, always getting back up, pushing forward and fighting onward.
Jacqueline enjoyed helping to make a way for the poor, the unfortunate and the downtrodden. She bragged of her husband’s cooking and showered her mother with gifts and cards on every occasion. Jackie’s great love was for her children, especially young Arthur, the little brother that young Jackie had asked for years. Earlier.
Jacqueline Annette Brown fought a good fight and at 7:48 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020, Jacqueline finished her course and went home to be with the Lord to receive yet another honor.
Jacqueline leaves to mourn her homegoing her husband, Moses Brown; her two children, Jacqueline Prevost and Arthur Mitchell; four grandchildren, Donovan, Alexandria, Victoria and Anastasia Prevost; four great-grandchildren; mother, Ruby Amerson-Hill; brother, Reverend James O. Gaines, Sr.; two sisters, Deborah Williams and Tonya Rose; praying cousins (the McClains), special cousin, Cordella Daniels; sisters-in-law, ______________________________ and ____________________; special foster father, Leroy Walker along with many nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.
Yes, Jackie is already and will always be greatly missed.