June 17, 1934 - November 11, 2018
Services for Velma Gene Brown, 84, of Brownfield will be 1:00 p.m., November 16, 2018 at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Reverend Eugene Reed, pastor. Burial will be in The Mount Zion Cemetery Brownfield, Texas under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her residence in Brownfield. She was born to the late Henry and Emma Hyson Hankins June 17, 1934 in Redwater, Texas. She moved at a very young age to Brownfield and was a homemaker. She was a member of Greater New Hope Church in Brownfield. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include eight sons, Robert Hankins of Texarkana, Thomas Crawford of Brownfield, Terry Wayne Crawford of Texarkana, David Leon Brown of Brownfield, Roy Jr. Brown and wife Lydia of Lubbock, Kenneth Brown of Brownfield, Dennis Brown and wife Evelyn of Lubbock, and Kevin and wife Rose Brown of Brownfield; seven daughters, Virginia Hall of Texarkana, Lucy Johnson of Brownfield, Purlene Brown and Burlene Brown both of Lubbock, Barbara Brown of Dallas, Raylee Brown and Karen Brown both of Lubbock; one brother Ernest Hankins of Texarkana, two sisters Lorene McMahon and Niopria Butler both of Mesquite; twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ratliff Funeral Home of Brownfield.