Brenda Houston
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Shirley Houston will be laid to rest at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The location is New Haven Missionary Baptist Church, 13233 Pinney Street, Pacoima, CA 91331. Phone #(818) 899-7513.
  Lem Brown
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Hello Family,

I want to take this opportunity to relay to you the information regarding the memorial arrangements for Mr. Walter Brown Sr., whose passing on Monday, the Third of November, Two Thousand and Fourteen left a void with many of us. Many thanks and deep appreciation to those who have reached out to offer support and well wishes.

For those who are able to attend, the funeral proceedings will be held at the Cypress Lawn Mortuary (1370 El Camino Real, Colma, Ca) on Friday, the Twenty-Eighth of November, Two Thousand and Fourteen at One Oclock PM PST. Mr. Walter Brown Sr. will join Mrs. Geneva Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Vander, and Ophilia Allen in his final resting place. We are hopeful that you are able to join us for this reflection upon his life, as well as on the life and times of the Brown elders that have moved on to look over the family.

There will be an Open House/ Fellowship @ 66 Bayview, San Francisco, CA on Wednesday the Twenty- Sixth and Thursday the Twenty- Seventh, from Four PM to Seven PM. A Reception/Repast will follow the funeral on the Twenty Eighth at the aforementioned address, also from Four PM to Seven PM. Again, all of your communications and well wishes are greatly appreciated by "Uncle Walt", and all of us.

  Donald Brown, Jr.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanks for all the work you put in trying to keep our family connected.

Don Jr, Donna, and Jeff
  Cheryl Rainey Davis
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dear Tony:

This letter is to send to you a money order for the Brown-Ewing Family website. Thank you for all of your hard work!!! The website is fantabulous!!! And thank you for planning and hosting the 2012 family reunion.

God Bless you,

Cheryl (Claudette F. Brown Rainey's oldest daughter)
  Marguerite Brooks
Sunday, August 19, 2012
To Tony:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed being with family! I said "make it happen" and you did just that!

Stay focused and give my love to Anne, your children, and grandchildren.   

Love Auntie
  Aaron M. Brown
Saturday, August 11, 2012
More Shout Outs: I want to give a shout out to all those who attended and those who could not attend our Family Reunion. I want to give another special shout out to my children and grandchildren. And FIRST and foremost - I want to give a shout out to God for all his blessings on our Family!!!

The reunion was wonderful. It was a joy and a pleasure to meet so many "new" family members.

Love you all - please don't forget those Family Tree Worksheets. Let's update our Family Tree.............amb
  Desiree Ewing
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Hey Family, sorry for the delayed post but I just wanted to let you know that I and my family had a great time at the reunion. I wish my dad could have been there but it really means a lot to me to meet his family. Im sorry that we couldnt stay longer, and that we didnt get to meet all of you but toddlers and babies are demanding! Hopefully they will be more cooperative at the next reunion, and my oldest ( who will be 16 by then, AGGHHHHH!) will be able to attend as well!
  Adeeba Sabr
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I would like to thank Tony Robinson and Aaron Brown along with everyone else who assisted and attended for putting together a Beautiful Family Reunion...may God continue to reunite us with family love.

  Cheryl Rainey Davis
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Email rec'd 08/04/12

Dear Tony:
I am sorry I am just now sending this message. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful time in San Francisco.
Claudette Brown Rainey's family is sending their love to each and every one of you.
God Bless You All,
Love Cheryl Rainey Davis
  Netty Celie
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thanks Brown-Ewing Family Reunion Committee!
Had a ball! I was able to spend some quality time with my roomie, and Auntie, Faye Browne! It also gave me a great opportunity to introduce my grandchildren to family folk they had not met before. All in all, a good time had by all!
  Jamila Ward
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thanks family we had an awesome time. I miss you already, you are welcome to visit us in Baltimore ANYTIME! Stacy, My, Renelle and Adeeba I love you and I am so glad we got a chance to reconnect. I missed all of my male cousins this year; Dion, Court, Jullian, Jr (Aaron J.r.), Ricky and my brother and so many of my other female cousins too (too many to name), I hope we can get together next time. :-)
  Brenda Ewing Kelley
Monday, August 6, 2012
Hi Tony,
I applaud you for your dedication, devotion and tenacity to chair the last two family reunions. My perspective from the sidelines is that you did a fantastic job, providing timely updates and encouraging everyone to register and attend. I know it is a full time job and financial outlay. Even though I wasn’t there, I want to say thank you!
Brenda Ewing Kelley
  Rachel Bayard-Cooks
Monday, August 6, 2012
Hi Tony,

Thank you again for coordinating such a wonderful family event. I truly enjoyed myself as I am sure the rest of the family did also.

  Monica "My-My" Peters
Monday, August 6, 2012
I would to say thank you to Tony, Walter Jr& Aaron. You did the reunion well and brought it all together. Thank you so much to everybody who attended lets keep this going. Many things were said and done all in the name of family as it should be. Love you all!
  Myla Williams
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Looking forward to seeing the family again!
  William Micah Brown
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am excited and looking forward to attending with my boys.  It will be an honor to expose them to the rich history of our family!
  Shirley Houston
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I will not miss this one! Hope everyone can make it!
  terry moody (aka) houston
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
looking forward to the 2012 family reunion.  it has been a while for me. please keep me updated and i will check the site from time to time.
  Freda "Teena" Clayton
Friday, August 13, 2010


Thank you. You did a great job with so little help! Kiss Rose for me. I know she's proud! 


  Myla Williams
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kudos 2 u 4 the planning. The reunion was wondeful! 

  Brenda Houston
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We truly enjoyed ourselves. We can't wait until the next one. Two years is too long. The cousin from Chicago, Barbara Jean, she's a blast!
  Theresa McBrooks
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Dear Tony and Anne,
You are fantastic and did a tremendous job.  The children said they enjoyed this one even more than Long Beach, 2007.  I believe it is because they are becoming more familiar with the family, and more comfortable.  That's a good thing because one day they'll need to pass on what they learn from these family gatherings to their offspring. Count me in for a donation to continue the website.  Again, thanks and God bless you all.
  Mary Alice Pinckney
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Dear Tony, I am so sorry that my schedule did not allow me to attend the recent reunion.  I have been following the emails and website and I applaud you for such a wonderful event and a permanent way of staying in touch.  I will be sending you a check for my part of the website as soon as possible.  

Mary Alice Pinckney
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to make family first.  We will never forget the good times of gathering together and enjoying you fellowship.  We would like to send a special thank you to the host family for treating us to the spiritual love at church and the beautiful singing.  May god always bless this family with love and health.
  Terence "Top Cat" Harden
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Dear Family and Friends,

Congratulations on keeping alive the family dream Mama Brown had. My grandmother, Annabelle "Girlie" Rice always looked forward to family gatherings such as this.

The web site is exceptional and I know it will be enjoyed for many years to come. The time and effort Tony put into this endeavor is beyond reproach. Thank you, Tony!!

Terence II (Deuce), Rashida (Ra), (Girlie's great-grandchildren and I, Terence (Top Cat) send our love and best wishes to all of our family and friends.

I know this is redundant, but as my grandmother, "Ganny", (my name for Annabelle) would say..."Life is but a moment, family is forever!"


Terence "Top Cat" Harden
Terence II "Deuce"Harden 
Rashida "Ra" Harden
  Anthony Thompson
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Dear Tony: I think you are doing a great job. I am so sorry that none of us will be able to make it. Please give everyone our Love from the Thompson Family in Houston, Texas.
  Freda "Teena" Harden-Clayton
Monday, July 26, 2010

Dear Family and Friends,

Please accept my deepest apology and regrets for not attending the Brown-Ewing 2010 Family Reunion.

Health problems have taken toil on my well-being, but my heart and love are with you.

First and foremost, I want to thank Tony for spear-heading this memorable and monumental event. A thank you, also, to those who assisted him. 

In my mother's memory, I sent some pictures that hopefully you will enjoy. Some may even bring back some fond memories. You know that Mom loved all her family members and took pictures of you at every opportunity!! 

Have a wonderful time, enjoy one another and all the events, share memories, stay in touch, update all information and...Remember, as Mom would say...

"Life is but a moment,family is forever!!"

Love you all,


Freda Diggs Harden-Clayton
Annabelle "Girlie" Brown Rice's Daughter 
  Deborah R. (Brown) Griffiths
Monday, July 26, 2010
 You have done a wonderful job with your organization of the reunion and orchestration of the distribution of information.  My family and I will unfortunately not be able to attend the reunion this year.   We know the event will be a success and hope to welcome the family to Atlanta one summer!!
  Bill Brown
Saturday, June 19, 2010
 Tony: You have raised the bar on the structure and organization of the Brown-Ewing  Family Reunion. The site looks great. Thanks especially for the photo album, which showed even me a thing or two. Good luck, and thanks for your energy and commitment.Bill
  Chandra Buffington
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hi Shelia, I was not aware of you being in Kansas City next time you're in town
let the family know and we can have a
dinner, everyone said to tell you hi.   
  Sheila Fleming
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Hello family,

I was fortunate enough to visit Kansas City, Mo during the month of June.  Aunt Margarite came by the hotel and picked me up and showed me a good time while there. We talked everyday and I really enjoyed her spirit and closeness, so let make this and every reunion one to remember.  Oh yeah, Gates Bar-B-Que was not bad at all.
  Mrs. Marguerite Brooks
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Congratulations, Tony Robinson on organizing the Brown/Ewing Reunion for 2010. I remember Moma Brown asking Girlie and I, "why can't we have a happy occasion". We planned the first reunion and she died the next year. We need to keep the legacy going. Family is forever. 
     I am looking forward to seeing all of you for the reunion. I will be there and I hope you are too. Aunt Marguerite,  daughter of Anna & William Brown.
  Walter Jr.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tony, thanks for moving forward with the Reunion. The time is never right, but so much time is slipping by and opportunities to learn from our history and each other- gotta do something... Thanks Cuz
  Tasha Bayard
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Hello Fam,

I am very much excited to see alot of you again, after so many years and also alot of new faces that I have not met yet....I'm glad the reunion is taking place to reunite us all back together!

Tasha Bayard
  Candy Bayard- Seattle
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Glad i kept ALL my t-shirts
  Candy Bayard (Ewing) - Seattle
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Looking forward to it!
  Brenda Houston
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Hi Tony great job on the site . I know the turn out will be great ill do all i can to get all participating Thanks for all your hard work and time.
  jamil rhahiem brown
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wow !!!  what a rich heritage I come from . Sometimes watching the world evenings news, I feel so frail.  But with family so close and so strong and so EDUCATED, I somehow feel "safe" 

I am 46 yrs old.  I play the drums bass and am learning to read and write compose on piano.  I am known respected and even revered by my friends from "the Hood" and educated musicians in the church that further cultivate and refine my musical experiences.

Family members also like Bill Brown and Aunt Maugerite and My "Mudder" Shirley Marie Brown.

I love God and want to join others that have gone before and burdened themselves to do "international missions" ministry through music, finanically providing, nutrition, community building, better living conditions, clean water, disciple fathers so that christian the family structure that is defined and taught through the scripture of the bible of Jesus Christ will make their life in this world and the world easier to have and more enjoyable or "abundant"

Education and biblical teaching to the poor countires where those who speak and cry  --the truth be told--   are kept from being heard and seen.

Except by God and those who God would have to feel their pain and hear them cry and attend to their needs in provision and healing.

I want to Marry a christian wife and be a father.

And be a helper of the stronger young people, the ones that will have to try to be leaders of our mess.

So young people of all races can more easily openly face before God, "Satan"make the choices fight the battles for those that they wil be held responsible for.  The undesirable sides of the human heart and darker things of the world. 

Freedom, Happiness, Information, Education, that is controlled, and made to seem just not able to be had by some, when it really is. 

Evil and it's Lover's laying invisible mental traps of abstract, difficult, elusive, and financial, difficult, battles that causes manufactured strife.
Smoke screens that cover historical weaknesses of the past and current generations and potentially future as only God would allow. 

And the good minds and noble hearts of new young blooded leaders can get to work without delay confusion and frustration and strife. 

From having to painstakingly sift the problems that weaken and divide good while in the process of time passing people die.

People who want goodness for all of us.  Like God Does   :  )
  Sheila Fleming
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Hello Tony,

This a great way to conduct the reunion, I really like it and look forward to many, many more, keep up the good work.
  Theresa McBrooks
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tony, thank you for the beautiful job you've done with the family reunion website.  I look forward to a massive turnout to celebrate our elders.  I'll be available to help when I return from vacation.