I would like to introduce the “Seasoned Saint” for October 2018, Sister Ozzie Brown.
When and where were you born?
I was born in Kathleen, GA in 1951.
Do you have any children? If Yes, how many and their names.
I have two children. Their names are Michelle Brown and Christopher Brown.
What are your hobbies/interests?
My hobbies are gardening, reading, traveling and having family time with my children and grandchildren.
Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.
After 35 years of work, I retired from Houston County Board Education and in 2012, I also retired from Belk after 27 years of service. I joined Fellowship Bible Baptist Church many years ago and. I have been a member of the Usher Board for over 30 years. Each Sunday, I look forward to attending my Christian Enrichment class with Elder Whittaker.
How has your career molded you as a person?
My career molded me as person because it allowed me to work with others. My work with children and customers, in particular, had a major impact on me because it gave me an opportunity to connect with.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
Be good to people and build good relationships. This is something I’ve always prided myself on being able to do easily. My parents often said, “It doesn’t cost a penny to be nice to someone.” It’s an elementary phrase that has stuck with me. I love striking up conversations with people and learning about them.
How would you like to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a kind soul who was source of inspiration and motivation to others and someone who exemplified love and life.
What is “your message” (words of wisdom) to Generations X, Y and Z?
Stay with the Lord at all times and always strive to be the best you can be.
What is your “special” Scripture?
Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker