Ruby Lee 'Madea' Mims-Brown

Ruby Lee “Madea” Mims-Brown, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.

Mrs. Mims-Brown was born Aug. 9, 1931, to Isaiah and Dora Brooks-Mims in Owassa, Ala. A resident of Owassa for many years, where she was a member of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, she relocated to Marion, Ill.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Taylor officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Mims-Brown is survived by two daughters, Christine (Tommie) Carter and Dora Bell Hawthorne, both of Marion; five...