Eloise DeRouen Brown (1935 - 2019)

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Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
70815
(225)-925-5331
Obituary

Eloise DeRouen Brown, 83, passed away in Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in New Orleans, LA on June 23, 1935 to Claire and E.J. DeRouen. Claire married Frank B. Amedeo, Sr., her loving step-father, when Eloise was 5 years old. She attended LSU Baton Rouge where she met Harley C. Brown. They married in New Orleans in 1955. Harley and Eloise resided in Shreveport for the next ten years. During that time Eloise gave birth to six children. Harley's employer transferred the family to Baton Rouge in 1965. At the age of 32 Eloise returned to LSU and earned a B.S. in Elementary Education, and eventually earned a Master's degree in Education, followed by an Education Specialist Certification in 1986. She taught in the East Baton Rouge Parish public school system for a few years and later moved to the position of Guidance Counselor at Bernard Terrace Elementary. She was active in the Louisiana Counseling Association, including serving as President. "Mrs. Brown" positively impacted students, parents and faculty during her tenure as Guidance Counselor at Bernard Terrace Elementary. Eloise enjoyed travel, literature, theater, and coloring, but, more than anything, she loved nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her radiant smile communicated unconditional love and acceptance to all she encountered. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Harley; children Cathy (Bill) Brunson, Harley Mark Brown, Carolyn (Rodger) Elofson, Suzan Watkins, Jeanine (Barry) Hartin; daughter-in-law, Jane A. Brown; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank B. (Jean) Amedeo, Jr. and Robert (Nancy) Amedeo.; sister, Janet Snyder. Eloise was preceded by her parents, E.J. DeRouen, Claire and Frank B. Amedeo, Sr. and son, Gregory M. Brown. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 16, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Green Oaks Funeral Home, and visitation before the Funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Thursday, January 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, 11441 Goodwood Blvd, 70815. Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, burial to follow at Green Oaks Memorial Park, 9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2019
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