Following sunrise on September 4, 1918 (from notation in her mother’s Bible), Stephen and Ellen Brown were blessed with another gift of the LORD (Psalm 127:3), their only daughter, Margie Mae Armstrong. She was the second of six children, her brothers being: Lloyd L. Brown, Sr., William Brown, Stephen Brown, Jr., Lionell Brown and Lawrence E. Brown.
Margie was born and raised in the Bluff Community in Washington County, Texas, where she attended elementary and junior high school, and afterwards moved to the Goodwill Community where she attended and graduated from Goodwill High School. She later moved to Houston, Texas where she met and married Floyd F. Armstrong. The two remained married until his death in 1968. No children were born to this union. Margie worked as an Optometric Assistant/Receptionist at Texas State Optical for a number of years before pursuing cosmetology training. Upon completing the requirements and receiving a Certificate as a Licensed Cosmetologist, she became sole proprietor of Dowling Street Beauty Shop for many years.
Sunset on this earth for Margie was Thursday, August 1, 2019, when she went home to rest in the bosom of her Lord (2 Cor. 5:8). Margie’s journey with the Lord began at an early age when she professed faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, whose sacrifice satisfied God’s wrath against sin enabling Him to forgive our sin and to credit as righteous every person who repents and believes the gospel (John 3:16-18, 36; 5:24; 1 John 2:2-4, 23; 3:10; 5:12). She lived out her life of faith at Boynton Chapel United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas, serving in several ministries including Communion Stewardess and Choir.
Her parents, Stephen and Ellen; her husband, Floyd, and brothers, Lloyd, Stephen, William, and Lawrence, all preceded her in death. Those left to cherish precious memories and continue her legacy of love include her niece and longtime caregiver, Janice Brown; grandniece, Cheryl; brother, Lionell (Mary) Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. “To God Alone Be All the Glory!”