Charlene Brown-Muir was born on March 1st, 1965 to Irene Clark and Herman George Brown. Charlene transitioned this life on October 10th, 2020 in Chicago, IL. Charlene was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and migrated to America at the age of 26. Charlene is a member of a very large family, Charlene had 10 brothers and 11 sisters on her paternal side and 4 sisters and 1 brother on her maternal side and many more cousins.
Charlene was the mother of two boys, Neville Muir JR and Andre Muir, and the wife of Neville Muir Sr. As a child, Charlene Brown attended Tavares Garden for elementary school. For high school, Charlene attended Holy Trinity where she fostered many longstanding friendships. In school, she enjoyed home economics and learning how to cook. She and her friends loved to dress up and put on make-up between classes. After high school, Charlene attended Henderson Secretarial College for Business.
After college, she worked nobly as a secretary at Reliable Roofers and then she became an executive secretary at Kingston College. Wanting better for herself and her family, Charlene made the journey to America seeking a better life. She worked as a nanny, then a CNA, before making the' leap to further her education. Charlene was introduced to Nursing at an early age by her Grandmother Miss Lemmie. She wanted her granddaughter to be a Black Cross Nurse in the Kingston Chapter. She would often take Charlene to functions, drills, and trainings that were given to the youth brigade of the Univer- sal Negro Improvement Association. She would often brag about how great of a nurse she would become. With her passion for nursing, Charlene worked her way through school, graduating with a degree in Nursing from Truman College becoming a Registered Nurse. After Truman College, Charlene furthered her education by graduating from NorthPark University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Charlene loved her job as a nurse because she truly loved helping people. Patient's families would often give her rave reviews or ask that she become a private nurse. However, she loved her job in the hospital and would instead pass the job offers unto her friends. Charlene worked in a variety of different nursing departments from emergency, stroke victims, to the terminally ill. Charlene was always someone that the families could lean on in their times of need. Known affectionat~ly as Jolly, Jolly Girl, or Sister Jolly. Charlene was a beacon of her community. Extremely outgoing, she loved her family dearly. Everything she did was for her friends and family. A leader in her church, Charlene was known for her vast amount of wisdom. She was someone you could have deep conversations with, ask advice during turmoil, or just laugh and have a good time with. She had such an infectious laugh and smile.
Charlene was born again in 2007 in one of the earliest group baptisms • held by the Tabernacle of Praise Church of God and this brought her an amazing lease on life. Charlene loved God, she loved the church, she loved to sing and dance in God's name. Charlene tried to spread the word of God to as many people as she could and loved to bring new guests to the church. Charlene struggled with health issues throughout her life, but in her faith she was able to beat so much illness throughout her life. With every brush, Charlene had a new breath on life. Later in life, Charlene enjoyed traveling to see new places, try new foods, and take in new cultures, but most importantly reconnect with her family and loved ones all over the world. She went to Mexico, Hawaii, Dubai, Egypt, the Middle-East including Jerusalem which was extremely important to her, and many more places. Long after today she will be missed, but remembered as a warrior for Christ; a mother, sister, daughter, wife, but most importantly a friend who was always willing to help someone in need. Charlene left behind to mourn her passing: Mother: Irene; Son: Andre; Husband Neville, countless brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, and numerous friends and acquaintances she touched with her life. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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