Early on December 25, 2020, Patricia Ann Johnson Brown quietly slipped into the arms of God after acknowledging, "Today is Christmas Day. It's Jesus' Birthday!" Patricia Ann Johnson was born September 28,1955 at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, delivered by a midwife. She was the fifth of five children delivered to lra and Estella Johnson. Her childhood was spent attending Tulsa Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1973 Booker T. Washington High School Homets.
She accepted Christ as a teenager and was baptized by the late Rev. U.J. Wimbush at St. Luke's Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Trish" often said her greatest regret was that she didn't commit her life to Christ earlier and intimately learn of him. She had a voracious desire to study and digest all she could, not only in word but in deed also.
Patricia met Michael Brown while attending college at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. They were married on February 21,1978 to whom no children were born. While Michael was serving as an U.S. Army officer at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Patricia continued her education at Pittsburg State University earning her Bachelor of Science in Recreation with a Minor in Psychology (July 1977) and her Master in Recreational Therapy (July 1978). Patricia later advanced her education at the University of Kansas earning her Master of Social Work (May 1997) and became a Licensed Master Social Worker. Her crowning achievement in the area of education was earning her Doctorate of Christian Counseling from Faith Bible College (May 2008). Patricia worked for several Social Services in the Kansas City area including: Johnson County Mental Health - CSS - Senior Mental Health Counselor; Swope Park Health Center - Contract Social Worker; Truman Medical Center -Network Assistant Team Leader; KU Teen Investment Project (TIP) Manager; Social Worker (Generalist) - Kansas City, Ks. School District 500 Wyandotte High School.
Patricia was also very active while a member of Gethsemane New Testament Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J.B. Randolph and later Rev. Jehrome B. Randolph. She served as Sunday School teacher, President of the Usher Board and active in the play ministry. After joining Concord Fortress of Hope Church under the leadership of Rev. Ronald R. Lindsay, Patricia was active in the Women of Worth, Open Arms Ministry, Adult Mid-day Prayer Meeting, Repast Kitchen Committee, and The Sack Pack Program packing snacks for local elementary school children.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, one brother (Otis Lee) who passed during infancy, two sisters (Ira Jean Love and Delores Johnson, both of Tulsa, OK).
Patricia leaves to cherish her memories: her husband Michael Brown (Kansas City, MO), one sister Stella Louise Goudeau (Robert) (Tulsa, OK) and a host of nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to her as "Auntie Trish" and "Lil' Momma", several brothers-in laws and sisters-in-law who loved "Trish", many family members and dear friends who loved her and respected her deeply.
Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Patricia's wishes, no memorial services are planned at this time-
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