Mary Kay Brown Monday, July 9, 1984 - Saturday, July 29, 2017

Miss Mary Kay Brown as born July 9,1984 and she was called home July 29,2017. A Native of Kansas City, Kansas. She started her education at White Church elementary under Mr. Steve Bock who was a good friend of the family. Mary excelled academically, she played Basketball and she played the violin. She graduated to Eisenhower Middle School and excelled in sports. Basketball with coach Madonna Bock they were undefeated. She also played volleyball, this was her favorite sport. She was part of the drill team under her favorite teacher Mrs. Anna Smith. She only attended Washington High School briefly as she became ill. She attended Roswell Church of Christ until she became ill, she was visited by many from the congregation while home bound She enjoyed helping people, she was a junior volunteer at KU Medical Center the Summer of 1998, her dream was to become a nurse. She enjoyed (loved) playing with babies, if someone came to the house with a baby she would be ready to ask for it. She also helped care for her sick aunt who lived with us. During Mary's illness she lived with her parents Kay and Rickey Brown as they cared for her for nineteen years. She leaves to mourn her parents Kay and Rickey Brown of Kansas City, Kansas 3 brothers: Ricky(Lisa) Brown, Kansas City, KS., Rashad Bonner of Denver Colorado Courtney(La Tasha) Stallworth of Birmingham Alabama. 2 favorite cousins Holly Upton and Margie Miller of Dallas, Texas. Her favorite aunt Angela Jordan of Longbeach, California. Her favorite uncle Sylvester Brown of Kansas City, Ks. Her grandmother Ernestine Bruce and great aunt Tomeria Brown-Givan of Birmingham, Ala. A host of aunts and uncles: Carmen Lear of San Francisco, Paralee Parris of Kansas City, Mo. Belinda Pace of Birmingham, Sabrina Rivera and Darlene Renfro of Baltomore, Maryland. Christopher Brown, Leonard Brown, Cedric Massengale and John Bruce of Birmingham, Alabama. Maurice Deloney and Wayman Miller of Kansas City,Ks.Jo Jo McToy of New York. A host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. We give reverence to the dead through our service to the living.

"How can we endure when trials come, as Jesus said? Through  his pain he saw the joy of better things ahead. Though the passing years may bring us sorrow,

 bring us pain, there beyond the tears, we see the life that we can gain. To be there, feel free there, determined we remain."

Matthew 24:13

I want you to know that I love you so much and you will truly be missed. I'm sorry that we lost touch over the years but please know that I never forgot about you, and you were always in my heart and in my prayers. I will always remember the fun times we had at sleepovers at your house, at One Hour Photo at Indian Springs Mall, and how we used to take parts singing Destiny's Child and Brandy and Monica "That Boy is Mine" while at Shawndra's house. Your smile, your laugh, and your free but quiet spirit will be missed. I'm trying to find peace in knowing that you are in a better place and free of pain and sickness. It is just so hard to accept that your gone and I didn't take advantage of the time God had given to say goodbye. I love you and I know I will see you again one day, as being absent in the body means to be present with the Lord! I love you Mary. Your forever friend, Shaunte' Banks-Gillom.

Rest in peace Mary. She was such a sweet heart. Lost contact when we went to high school. But praying for your family.