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Dr. Rayola (Brown) Cartwright

April 2, 1945 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Dr. Rayola Cartwright Obituary

Funeral services for Dr. Rayola Brown Cartwright, 78, of Brazoria (formerly of Houston), will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Cedar Lane, TX, with Pastor M. A. Riddick, II officiating and Pastor Reginald DeVaughn eulogizing. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane, TX.

For many years, Rayola served as an educator and administrator in the Houston Independent School District, where she retired as the Director of Special Education, South Central District. In addition to being a member of various teachers’ associations, Top Ladies of Distinction, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, she also received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her professional career. In her pastime, she enjoyed fishing, shopping, dining and traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Nellie Brown; sister, Thelma L. Brown Broussard and brother, Felix H. Boone.

Rayola leaves precious memories with her sister, Gloria L. Brown of Brazoria; brothers Enoch James Brown, Jr. and Joe Dennis Brown, both of Brazoria; God brothers, Milton Sidney and Calvin Ward; her niece, Dr. Tara Broussard Chandler; her nephews, Attorney Stan Broussard and Enoch James Brown, III, all of Houston and a host of other relatives and friends.  

Active pallbearers will be Anthony Edison, Larry Fields, Bruce Sidney, Johnell Williams, Roy Wayne Johnson and Phillip Ward.

Visitation will be Friday, December 22, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.

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December 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Cedar Lane)

Funeral Service
December 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Cedar Lane)


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