Laodice Maurine Porter Brown passed away on September 7, 2019 in Athens Texas. She was born on October 10, 1924 in Murchison, Texas to William and Bessie Cloud Porter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bill Brown; her daughter, Kim Brown, her grandson Mark Hackett; her brothers, Bo Porter, Dugan Porter, Conley Porter Pete Porter; her sisters, Carnell Porter Kinsey, Irace Porter and Margaret Porter Franks.
Laodice started the first JcPenny Catalog service here in Athens, where she worked for many years. Later on, her and her husband began National Sign Company here in Athens. Laodice was a hard worker and was known to have worked until she was 80 years of age. She loved the outdoors and loved her flowers. She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God church in Cayuga. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great- grandbabies. She will dearly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her son, Donny Brown of Athens; her daughter, Debbie Brown of Montgomery, Texas; her grandchildren, Milisa Hackett, Ryan Brown, Jessica Brown; great-grandchildren, Keyara Brown, Rylan Brown; along with numerous nieces and nephews; her brother, Bob Porter.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM in the Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Chapel. Burial to follow at Athens Cemetery.

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