Sherry Jeanne Brown, 69, of Cypress Texas, went to her permanent heavenly home on November 27, 2020. She passed peacefully in Shenandoah, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She passed due to complications from of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was diagnosed on July 8, 2020. Unfortunately, the disease progressed rapidly.
Sherry was born on March 19, 1951 in St Louis, Missouri to Jesse Raymond Brown and Bette Jean Brown (Noel). She is survived by her son Ronnie Kelly, his wife Shelby, sister, Vivian Yuan-Mousseau, brother-in-law Lawrence Mousseau, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Texas in 1962. She also lived in California for a brief time. She was married to Michael Kelly.
Sherry attended Bellaire High School and is a licensed Real Estate agent in the State of Texas. Prior to her ALS diagnosis she was proud to be the lead server at Victor’s Delicatessen in Houston, Texas where she was employed for over 25 years. She always said her job was not the most prestigious, but “I love it and my customers.” She had many regular customers who loved and admired her and only wanted her to serve them. She would greet them by name with a smile and ask “do you want your usual or something different today?” Amazingly, she knew all of her regular customers food and drink orders. Her biggest dream was to own her own restaurant one day.
The highlight of her life was her son, Ronnie who she was so proud of. She was quick to tell you that he is a registered nurse (RN) in the ICU at a very large hospital. He was her greatest achievement. She loved spending time with him.
Her hobbies were shopping with her sister, gardening, playing bingo and watching the Astros and Texans. Her “shopaholic” tendencies led to her having more clothes and shoes than most department stores. Gardening became her favorite pastime at Vivian’s house the first part of 2020. She spent many hours digging in dirt and moving rocks. It was so relaxing to her. Her birthdays were celebrated with a trip to Louisiana or Mississippi with Vivian and Larry to outwit the slot machines. She had a system where she would walk around the casino until she found the slot that made her say “Oh, this is the right one. I don’t know what is, but I know this is it.” More times than not, she was correct in her assessment.
Sherry was the strongest person I’ve ever known. She overcame many adversities in her brief 69 years. She is sorely missed. The only comfort we have is that she is not suffering from this horrible disease.
Memorial service information to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the ALS Association of Texas at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/sherry-brown-memorial
“It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) In summation, “Short life, loving, caring”