Elnona Marie Hollins Brown otherwise known as “Nona,” age 58, was called home to our Lord on Friday, September 3rd, 2021. Born on June 14, 1963, to Annie Lee Hollins and Phillip Guy, Nona, to all who knew her, was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who encountered her. She Married Clayton J. Brown in the 1980’s and raised two loving children – Clayton and LaTausha.
After being a long-time home maker, she began teaching preschool over a span of 20+ years. She then became a certified nursing assistant to Veterans and ended her career with over 10 + years of service. Nona was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served as a member of the choir and used her creative talents to decorate the church bulletin. She also volunteered as a chaperone of the youth gospel group Complete Praise and as a second hand in non-profit organizations feeding the homeless in the Greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. In her spare time, she loved spending time with family and friends, blessing everyone with her many jokes and beautiful laughter. If you knew her well, you have heard her favorite quotes, “GIRL BYE!” and “It’s all good!.”
She was preceded in death by her parents Annie Lee Hollins and Phillip Guy, play mother Geraldine Evans, Aunts Olivia Williams, Ruby Hayes and JoAnn Paul, Uncles Thomas Hollins, Willie Hollins, Frank Hollins, and Kenneth Thomas. Cousins Ronnie Williams, Lionel “Buddy” Williams, Louis Hayes, Steven Hayes, Berneisha Morris, nephew Ray Tate Jr and loving husband Clayton J. Brown Sr. She is survived by her brother Kenneth Hollins and wife Carlene Hollins and niece Kenadi Hollins. Brother Ray Tate Sr and wife Carla, her children Clayton J. Brown Jr and wife Amanda Brown, her daughter LaTausha Brown; two grandchildren Justin F Moncrieffe Jr and Arianna Moncrieffe and many other family and friends.
A celebration service will be held at 5pm on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at Antioch Baptist Church – 6538 Mickens Road, Baton Rouge, La pastored by Bishop Eugene Harris. Family and Friends are welcome to this beautiful celebration. (Covid restrictions will be strictly enforced, and masks are required.)