7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649


Fax: 773.721.9106

Mrs. Marita Peters-Brown

Born Into Time: November 07, 1948
Born Into Eternity: January 06, 2018

Marita Peters-Brown was born on November 7, 1948 to the union of Owen and Dorothy Birts in Chicago, Illinois.

Marita attended and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in Chicago, IL and attended Olive Harvey Junior College.

Into the union of Marita’s first marriage, three devoted children were born; Ramona M. Peters-Greer, Andrea Edmonds (Eric) and Joseph W. Peters III (Jasmene), whom she loved so dearly.

On July 23, 1988, Marita was united in holy matrimony with William A. (Bill) Brown to whom she remained happily married until she made her transition. Into that union, William’s three (3) children, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Wendel were embraced as her own.

On July 9, 1979 Marita was employed by the Walgreens Company, for which she worked for 25 1/2 years until her retirement as a Service Manager in January 2005.

On January 6, 2018, Marita departed this life to be with our Lord and Savior.

Marita leaves to mourn a loving husband, William; six (6) children, Ramona M. Peters-Greer of Country Club Hills, Illinois, Andrea Edmonds (Eric) of Richton Park, Illinois, Joseph W. Peters III (Jasmene) of Hazel Crest, Illinois, Jeffrey Brown of Chicago, Illinois, Kimberly Parks of Country Club Hills, Illinois and Wendel Brown of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Merritt (Marilyn); two (2) sisters, Annette and Ruby; fourteen (14) grandchildren, five (5 ) great-grand children and a host of relatives and friends and her baby boy, “Jocko” whom she loved so dearly.

Public Viewing:

Friday, January 12, 2018
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S Jeffery Blvd
Chicago, IL 60649

Service Information:

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S. Jeffery Blvd
Chicago, IL 60649


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, IL 60803


#11 Ramona M. Peters-Greer 2018-01-24 20:08
Dear Mom, my heart is sore. Mom there are no words to express thoughts of losing a rare gem, a strong woman in everything you done. Your strong discipline, your love and our introduction to God and my desire to continuestudy to show myself approved is the only way I've continued to stand on the inside. Thank you giving me life and I'll Always do my best to keep your legacy alive. So I am going to end by quoting what I am sure you've heard when you entered your mansion in Heaven "Well Done My Good & Faithful Servant" Mom your picture should define the word Mother. Love you mom, Your Oldest Daughter Ramona (Mona).
#10 Dr. Daphne Anne McDonald 2018-01-13 06:49
There are no words to articulate how much you meant to our family and how greatly you will be missed.But I am encouraged by the words spoken to me the other day by your beloved twin brother “ Butch” Merritt Birts ... “God is in control” and in essence we must surrender our wills for our lives, to HIS plans for our eternal life.

Love Daphne and your first cousin Rowena❤️❤️❤️
#9 Robert Hollis 2018-01-12 22:46
We’ve known one another since high school. Although we’re separated by a 1000 miles, our bond is not broken. You have mine and my wife’s sympathy at this trying time. We will pray that God brings you peace and comfort from family and friends that are closer than we.
As my late brother always encouraged me. Stay strong.
#8 Charline Goldman 2018-01-12 19:33
May God give you the comfort that you need at this time.
#7 Michael Wilson 2018-01-12 11:52
May the Lord be with you and your family during your time of sorrow. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
#6 Anthony Prater 2018-01-12 11:38
Condolences and prayers to you and your family Chief. Stay lifted and God Bless.
#5 Chief William Jones 2018-01-12 11:28
Chief May God be with you and your family throughout these difficult times.
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self discipline.
#4 Vernell White 2018-01-12 07:12
Chief my condolences goes out to you and your family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. (Romans 8:18) May God continue to Bless you! Praying for the family!
#3 Naomi Meziere 2018-01-11 16:39
My condolences, Bill and family I’m so sorry for your loss
No words can be said.. God Bless You always..
#2 Mary Kuta 2018-01-11 16:28
So sorry for your loss Chief! She was a very special lady ! Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family !
God called another angel home!

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