Marilyn Brown Perry, 73, of Orange, passed away April 11. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 15, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Brown. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville.

Born in Orange, January 18, 1943, she was the daughter of James Walter Brown and Barbara Altha Kelly. Marilyn graduated from Mauriceville High School as was valedictorian of her class in 1961. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville where she worked as the church secretary for 12 years. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She enjoyed arts and crafts, cooking and fishing. She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marvin, Al, Bruce and Warren Brown and sister, Mozelle Glende.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Tommy Perry of Orange; son, David Perry of Beaumont; brothers, Gene Brown of Mauriceville and Pat Brown of Deweyville and her sister, Carolyn White of Vidor.

Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Glende, Mike Brown, Ed Jones, Russell Brown, Butch Brown and Ricky White. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Glende, Darrel Brown, Jacky Brown and Roger White.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Mauriceville parking lot fund at 11540 TX-12, Orange, TX 77632.