Ruth (Diane) Brown, 72, was born to the late Barbara and Leo, on November 25, 1949, in Bronx, NY at Lincoln Hospital.
Ruth graduated from Morris High School in 1967. Later she met and fell in love with Juan Davila. They had two children, Lynette and Jamal. Ruth’s love for fashion lead her into a very active modeling career in New York City.
In 1987, Ruth gave her life to the Lord and never looked back. She then went on to marry Burnell Brown, and they both joined the SDA Church. A few years later, with the Lord placing Ruth in the right place at the right time, she landed a job with the Board of Education in New York City, where she counseled pregnant teens. This sparked a passion to further her education in social work; she attended Malcolm King College and later Fordham University. Ruth had such a love for helping the homeless, she later formed and organized an outreach program that fed and clothed homeless women and children at the Women in Need Shelter in New York.
Ruth was a warm and loving soul. Her very presence would light up a room, leaving an everlasting impression on those she came in contact with. She was a prayer warrior. She had a passion for her family and those in need and, most importantly, the Lord.
She leaves behind: her daughter and son, Lynette and Jamal; brother, Darren Baker; son-in-law and daughterin-law, Roger and Sharon; six grandchildren, Lamaj, Jordan, Jazaii, Quincy, Kennedy, and Shantell; her many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a whole host of friends.
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