Phyllis M Brown

Phyllis Marie Brown died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm. She passed at home with her loved ones. She was preceded by her parents.

Phyllis was born on February 25, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was the first child of Jon Matthew and E. Maxine (Anderson) Preuitt. She married Edward Brown, III on June 16, 2007, and he survives.

Phyllis graduated from Sumner High School in May 1966. She also studied nursing at the Kansas City Community College shortly after her high school graduation. She loved to cook and was an avid reader and writer. She was the author for an inspriring blog called Splendisia’s Comfort Corner.

Phyllis was a long time resident in the Kansas City area. She worked as an administrative assistant for the University of Kansas Medical Center from March 1977 until she retired in March of 2011. She was also a member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Phyllis accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in January of 1976 and was a faithful member of Mason Temple, C.O.G.I.C for more than forty years.

Phyllis is survived by her spouse Edward Brown of Kansas City, KS; five children: Donzell (Donnie) Quinn of Lawrence, KS, Mark (Ruth) Quinn of Lenexa, KS, Alicia Quinn of Olathe, KS, Bryan Quinn and Ashli Quinn both of Gardner, KS; a brother Richard (Sheryl) Preuitt and three sisters, Florence (Shelley) Hays and Tina White of Kansas City, KS, and Johanna (Ira) Price of Houston, TX; six step-children, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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  1. JenFin on December 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    A Thousand Winds

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.

    One of my favorite poems in hard times such as this. I will continue to pray for strength for you and your family. Again my condolences, Love you Boo!

  2. Geraldine Wimley Moore on December 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I came by today she looked good. We go a long way back. She will be missed, family you are her legacy…make her proud…keep her smiling…

  3. Natasha Hays on December 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Auntie you will be truely missed!! We love you!-

  4. Patricia Lacy on December 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Heaven has open it’s door for another Angel. RIP Phyllis.

  5. Noella McCray on January 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I was one of many who were privileged to work with Phyllis at KU Med – each of quickly learned how much love she had to give. We cherish her friendship always and know that in her eternal life she will pray for us as we do for her.
    Our prayers are with the family also.

  6. Chinitta "Tay" Tayborn on January 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Phyllis a phenomenal woman. A star that shined even in the daylight. She knew Jesus and believed that we all should know him. She fulfilled the assignment that God gave her do and that was to win souls for his kingdom. I believe in my heart that she had no regrets about life when she passed. When I met Phyllis I do honestly believe that I was “touched by an angel.” She will never be forgotten because she was an AWESOME spirit that will never really ever die.

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