Evangelist Gladys Brown was reared in a Christian home. She was educated in the Williamsburg County Schools and graduated from Tomlinson High School, Kingstree, SC. Evangelist Gladys Brown received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Evangelist Gladys Brown had a very successful professional career. She taught Elementary Education for many years and became the school librarian where she helped motivated and shaped the lives of many children. After 33 years of service, she retired in the 1987-88 school year.
Evangelist Gladys Brown inherited a spirit of giving from her parents. She loved to give of her substances, whether it was a bag of fish, a peck of berries, or books for students at the church. She also gave books to add to the church library. Evangelist Gladys Brown had a ministry of giving.
Evangelist Gladys Brown grew up in Jerusalem AME Church in Lane, South Carolina. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal savior. As time progressed, she worshiped and gained religious experiences in various churches. She received a direct revelation divine call directly from Heaven through the power of the Holy Ghost on December 17, 1967. Evangelist Gladys Brown was elected and ordained in the Palmetto Annual Conference, where she received and was appointed a certificate as an Evangelist on the 18th day of October 1974 by Bishop D. Ward Nicholas.
Evangelist Gladys Brown last church membership and religious experiences was in New Beginning Christian Church, Lane, SC, where she served faithfully as the Assistant Pastor. She preached many inspiring sermons under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. She was a Sunday School Scholar and she conducted Wednesday night bible class on many occasions. She was very dedicated and loyal to her calling.
Evangelist Gladys Brown was preceded in death by her only son, Willie Bernard (Bernie) Brown on February 11, 2015, two sisters and four brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter-in-law, Ms. Audrey Brown of Columbia, SC; one grandson, Mr. Timothy (Tim) Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; one granddaughter, Ms. Nontombe Brown of Columbia, SC; three brothers, Mr. Robert (Geneva) Brown, Mr. Eugene (Betty) Brown of Lane, SC, Mr. David (Bernice) Brown of Queens, NY; one devoted and loving sister, Ms. Louise B. Jackson of Houston, TX; one sister-in-law, Ms. Luddie Brown of Bronx, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She will be deeply missed, but forever remembered by her church, family, and friends.