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Etta Rochelle Brown was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 19, 1962, to the late Bertha Branch Brown and the late William Connor. She departed this life on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness.
Etta, known to the family as Rochelle or Ro-Ro, was educated in Baltimore City Public Schools and graduated from Eastern High School in 1980. Rochelle began her long work career with Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1980’s. By January 1992 she accepted a full-time position at Hopkins as a Unit Associate in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where she was still employed at the time of her death.
Rochelle was the loving mother of one child: her daughter, Sheena. And Sheena blessed Rochelle’s life with three grandchildren: Tobias, Aneeh, and Peyton. Also, Rochelle was a loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who enjoyed family gatherings, traveling, shopping, and dining at restaurants. She especially looked forward to summertime to enjoy steamed crabs. But her greatest love was for Jesus, and she sought guidance for her life from the Holy Bible. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.”
Her Faith Journey
Etta Rochelle Brown’s Faith Walk began in 1976 at the Community Church of Christ in East Baltimore, where she attended as a teenager with her mother, the late Evangelist Bertha Brown. Her belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, and her faith in His promises, enveloped her heart and soul as a teenager and grew deeper every day of her life since. She faithfully attended church services with her mother—whether it was during the day or night. She did the same when she and her mother joined the First Apostolic Faith Church, where Rochelle eventually intensied her religious studies and became an ordained minister in September 2003. Several years later in 2010, Rochelle was ordained an Evangelist by Bishop Catherine Parker of the UCH Church of Deliverance; and from 2012 through 2016, Rochelle became a faithful servant and member of Inner Healing Deliverance Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Sendra McBride.
Rochelle discovered her calling and positioned herself to walk in her calling. Like her mother, she picked up the mantle of a prayer warrior. She developed this calling by forming a group ministry of friends who shared her deep love for Jesus. When she desired to extend her prayer ministry even further, she became a partner with Prayer Everywhere, which is a national prayer call ministry under the leadership of Bishop Sean Teal.
The mission of the Prayer Everywhere organization is to leave no place in the world untouched by praying people. Rochelle was a dedicated member of the Prayer Everywhere ministry and was considered an “anointed servant, intercessor, exhorter and prayer partner.” She faithfully participated in the National Prayer Call, which was scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening every day. Her aliation with Prayer Everywhere allowed her to participate in prayer vigils and conventions throughout the country. Ultimately, her eectual prayer touched lives all over the United States and around the globe.
Left to cherish the life of Etta Rochelle are: daughter Sheena Brown; grandchildren Tobias Runs, Aneeh Summerville, and Peyton Summerville; brothers Clifton E. Brown, Jr.(Ronelda), Aaron D. Brown (Patricia), Paul G. Brown, and Patrick O. Connor; sisters Nina Brown Hawkins (Samuel), Alicia Brown Richardson (Carroll), and Estherlita Brown Jackson; Uncle Norman Branch; Aunts Sylvia Welbon and Norma Powell; a host of nieces and nephews; Cousin Leah Pressley and a host of other cousins and relatives; God Daughters Erica Bennett, Tichet Bradshaw, Jackie Ejim, Keyonia Hargrave, Vontrice Langston and Nicole Ross; special friends Patricia Duckett, Phyllis Morgan, Jean Queen, Alice Oliver; a host of other acquaintances; and a multitude of friends from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Prayer Everywhere, and houses of worship