State Rep. Ron Reynolds’ mother, Glenda Faye Purham-Brown, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. “During this very difficult time, my family and I are so very appreciative of the outpouring of love, care and condolences,” expressed Rep. Reynolds.
Purham-Brown was a co-founder and name Partner at the law firm of Brown, Brown & Reynolds, P.C. This devoted wife, mother, and attorney who was committed to fighting for her clients, worked alongside her husband, Conrell Brown, and son, Rep. Reynolds.
“My mother made tremendous sacrifices to help me become the man I am today. She raised me in the church and taught me the importance of an education, setting goals, working hard to achieve those goals, and giving back to the community. My mother was my biggest cheerleader; I will miss her greatly,” reflected Rep. Reynolds. “I will always remember her philosophy, Though we have been beset by the unjust demands of our society, our ancestors did not give up, and we must not give up. Remember, ‘If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed — nothing shall be impossible unto you.’ I am comforted knowing that her spirit is with me, and I will continue to serve in her memory.”
Purham-Brown is survived by Conrell Brown (husband), Rep. Reynolds (son), Chris Brown (son), Dr. Jonita Reynolds (daughter in law), Lacey Reynolds (granddaughter), and parents: Reverend Louis and Mary Purham; brothers: Reverend Aaron L. Purham (Deborah), Reverend Reginald Purham (Corrie), Sidney Purham; sisters: Patricia A. Baldwin, Antoinette Windham (Audrey), Arnita F. Lovett (Sam); Godchildren: Morgan Miller, Ryian Reed, Vaughn Veal, and Haven Williams; niece and closest friend: Marceil Veal; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, and a network of friends and colleagues.
Open to the public, the viewing is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Funeral services will be held on that same day, beginning at 10 a.m., at Brookhollow Baptist Church ~ The Church Without Walls, located on 5725 Queenston Blvd., Houston, Texas 77084.
As an alumnus of Lane College coupled with her passion for giving back to others, the family asks, in lieu of flowers, that donations in her memory are sent to The Glenda Faye Purham-Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund; Lane College, 545 Lane Avenue; Jackson, Tennessee 38301. Notes of condolence may be sent to 6565 West Loop South, Suite 115; Bellaire, Texas 77401.