She born to the proud and loving parents, Vandeleer Brown, Sr. and Mattie Lee Brown. Minnie Ruth entered this world to begin her earthly life on October 3, 1943. She departed this life Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Minnie was a good student during her years in the Nashville Public Schools. After graduating from Haynes High school she received a degree from Mason’s School of Business where she was a master student. Among her accomplishments, she was honored to be the first African American female to be hired at South Central Bell Telephone Company in Nashville.
Following home standards and at God’s receiving, as a child, she professed faith in and acceptance of the Lord at the First Baptist Church of Rock City now known as First Baptist Church, South Inglewood. She was a member and willing worker for over 60 years until her health began to fail. She served faithfully and diligently on the Senior Usher Board and the Church Historian Ministries.
As a child, Minnie was adventurous, loved exploring, competitive games, and was always quick, fast, and in a hurry. She loved to cook and could seemingly cook a five course meal in an hour. Minnie loved all kinds of music and could often be found during chores with her favorite gospel songs blasting throughout the house with her girls singing along.
Minnie cherished her family, cared about others and always reached out to people in need. She was known to provide shelter to family and friends alike when needed or desired. In the midst of adversities and illness, she still managed to smile and was always ready for a good laugh. She knew somehow, the Lord would make a way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tracy Brown; brother, Steven Darnell Brown.
She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Deborah (James) Nelson, and Sharon (Anthony) Baxter; grandchildren, Heather Nelson, Breanna Brown, Cody Brown and Anta’zeus Braden; great-grandchildren, Camden Woodson, Mylah Brown and Aiden Braden; siblings, Virginia Sue Brown, Peggie Louise Brown, Vandeleer (Gloria) Brown, William Charles (Marshalene) Brown; sister in law, Cherlyle Brown; a host of special nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.