Gladys H. Brown, 95, formerly of Wood Street, Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in the Middletown Home. She was the widow of Oris H. Brown
Gladys was born on August 7, 1924 in Cornwall, PA and was the daughter of the late Baker and Emma (Williams) Martin. The family moved to Middletown PA when she was young, where she attended Middletown Public Schools.
Gladys was a member of the First Zion Baptist Church, Middletown. Gladys was an active member of her church serving as one of the Mothers, Trustee and a former member of the hospitality committee. She was always willing to help someone in need. In her spare time she loved reading, watching Judge Judy and other reality shows and listening to music.
The family would like to thank her friends, church family, the church family of Grace and Mercy and especially the staff of the Middletown Home.
She is survived by her sons, James R. Martin, Sr. and wife Bonnetta, and Charles H. Brown; her daughters, Emma A. Pettis and husband, Ronald, Pastor Florence O. Abdullah and husband, Al Kareem and Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and husband, Steven; her step-daughter, Donna Wheat and husband, Collins; 18 Grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren, 12 Great Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Her husband, her son, Robert J. Martin, her grandson, James R. Martin, Jr., her sisters, Genievive Kelly, Mariam Parham Davis, Geraldine Reed and Betty Jane Johnson, step-brothers, Sidney and Edward Chambers all preceded Gladys in death.
Private Graveside services in East Middletown Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Gladys’ Life will be held at a later date once the Covin-19 restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her church.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements.