Esther Louise Browne

Esther Louise Browne

Suffolk, VA
12.13.1923 - 07.06.2018

Esther Louise Rawls Browne, age 94, died July 1, 2018.  She was born to the late Ernest and Louise Rawls in Gatesville, North Carolina.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Hugh R. Horton, Sr., and her second husband, Marin C. Browne.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Hugh R. Horton, Jr. and Robert H. Horton and step-daughter Sandra Brown (William), grandchildren, Kevin R. Horton, Brian Horton, Heather N. Horton and Cheryl A. Hayes (Curtis), 5 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Whaleyville United Methodist Church. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Whaleyville United Methodist Church, 6312 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, VA  23438.




To all of Louise's Family: I have known Louise and family for many years, as I grew up in Whaleyville. My family attended the same church as her family. Louise and my late Mother (Marie Pearce) sang in the choir at Whaleyville United Methodist Church together and were good friends. Louise had a beautiful voice! One of my favorites she sang was 'In The Garden.' She had such pretty hair and always looked so nice whenever you saw her. She will be missed by many. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Mary Charlotte Boyette

Mary Charlotte (Pearce) Boyette

I was sad to learn of Louise,s passing. A wonderful lady with a kind heart. Condolences to Rawlsie and Robert . Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Joan Fowler Minter

Joan and Johnny Minter

So sorry to hear of Louise's passing. Loved her and have such good memories of her living next door to my mother. She was so good to our family. Also remember her singing with mother and Marie Pearce in the choir at WUMC. She also sang at our wedding. Love her.

Mary Edna Boyce

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