Imogene Brown

Imogene Brown
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Imogene “Teasy” Brown, nee Mason, 80, of Caseyville, IL, passed from labor to reward on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Born January 22, 1936, in Shuqualak, MS, she was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Inez Mason.

“Teasy,” as she was affectionately known, worked for many years at the Neighborhood House in East St. Louis, IL.  She enjoyed being a part of mentoring young people and sharing her infectious laughter.

She is survived by her dedicated son, Marlon Mason and daughter-in-law Deborah Wright-Mason of Shiloh, IL;
granddaughter, Monika S. Mason of Fairview Heights, IL;
grandson, Mason J. Black, also of Fairview Heights, IL;
bonus granddaughters, Raekil’ Wright Abdus-Salaam, Catrina D. Wright;
bonus grandson, Maalik’ J. Abdus-Salaam;
and two brothers, Joseph “Sonny” Mason, Jr. and Sylvester Mason, both of Belleville, IL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Brown; a brother, Lavada (Bede) Mason; three sisters, Marjorie Willis, Ernestine Carradine, and Debbra Mason; her favorite aunt, Betty Conrad; and a host of other family members and friends.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Imogene’s name be made to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Services:  Per Imogene’s request, her body has been donated to science in search of a cure for cancer. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Condolences Left For Imogene Brown

Tiger and Deb.
I’m so very sorry for your loss.
I will forever keep you both in my prayers and my thoughts.

Charlotte Watts, Belleville, ILL, 62221

Tiger and Family,

Please know that I share your grief in this great loss of your Mother. She fought a long and anguish-filled battle and will now reap a huge reward. Know that we love and care for you during this difficult time.


Linda Joiner, East St. Louis , IL, 62208

Tiger and Deb, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Teasy..she is resting in the Lord now and no longer suffering..sending our sincere condolences from the Brownlee’s..

Erma Brownlee, St Louis, Mo, 63137

May God give comfort to you and the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Mark and Doris Mayfield , St. Louis, MO, 63121

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. II Corn 5:1
Tiger and Deborah our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of your mother and mother-in law. You are forever in our prayers. We’re only a phone call away if you need us.
Love you both, Dwain and Mary Sampson

Dwain and Mary Sampson, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

Deb and Tiger..please accept my most sincere condolence in the loss of Ms. Teasy.. Her battle is won and she is at rest! may you find peace in knowing she bears no more pain on this battle field… Jeanette Jordan-Madison

Jeanette Jordan, St. Ann, MO, 63074

Tiger and Deb sorry to hear about such a wonderful woman. Keep your heads high, and think of the good times

Arnette Pope, fairview heights, Il, 62208


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