Nela Faye Brown, of Groesbeck, passed away at Providence Health Center in Waco on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at age 83, following a very brief illness, and with her loving family at her side. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Faulkenberry Cemetery. Reverend Nathaniel Bedford and her nephew, Dennis Wilson will officiate. Nela Faye was born December 27, 1930 to Earl Kempner Wilson and Linnie Raye (Patterson) Wilson in Ben Hur, one of eight children. She went to school in Groesbeck, and then went to work at Evans Corner Drug. She worked with the pharmacist and was also a soda jerk, but since she was short, she had to have boxes built for her to stand on. Nela Faye was united in marriage with Robert Garland Brown on December 24, 1949 at Groesbeck, after they had met at Evans Corner Drug. Her lovely photo was carried by him all the time he served in South Korea, to the Manchurian Border and back one whole year, and was something he proudly showed his squad. During the time Robert was in the army and later as a civilian, they moved many times, from Washington D. C. to Washington State. They lived thirty years in Pasadena. Nela Faye was the second mother to many children, being the block nurse for anyone needing healing (body or soul). She had a great spirit for having fun and loved having the children visiting with her children in her home. After retiring, they moved back to Groesbeck about twenty five years ago. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed reunions with her siblings and family at 209 Preston St. She cooked wonderfully, which is one the special memories of the family. Her husband and children were always the main interest in her life but she always was ready to put on a pot of coffee for visitors. Faye loved people and all kinds of animals and birds. Nela Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Douglas Brown, who passed away at sixteen months old; her brother Wayland Wilson and his wife Johnnie Wilson; brother Gayland Wilson and his wife Mae Wilson; brother, Billy Wilson; sister, Shirley Scott and her husband Carol Scott; and brother Buddy Wilson and brothers-in-law. She is survived by her husband of almost sixty-five years, Robert Garland Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Robinette and Gary D. Mattix of Groesbeck; son, Robert Royce Brown of Groesbeck; brother and sister-in-law, Dwain and Darla Wilson of Speegleville; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Debbie Wilson of Groesbeck; sister-in-law, Louise Wilson of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Sandra S. Brown and first cousin Martha Willis, who were her close companions in visiting and shopping.