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Elizabeth V.

Brown, Elizabeth Virginia

Elizabeth was born on October 16, 1937 to parents Lecolia Allen Wilson and Augustus Sutton, in Atlanta GA, and passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. She is survived by her Life Partner, Janet Mueller of Milwaukee; her children: Karen L. Dace of Chicago, Justin O. Dace Sr. of Atlanta, Louis S. Dace Jr. of Atlanta, and Sharon L. Wilson of Chicago; as well as 13 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. She was preceded in death by 3 of her children: Nina A. Brown, Jason E. Wilson and Cary T. Dace; her sisters: Louise, Irma, Kate, her brother George, and her two husbands: Louis Dace Sr. and Tommy L. Brown.

Elizabeth graduated from Booker T. Washington High School Class in Atlanta of 1955, where she starred on the girls’ basketball team. She raised her family of seven children in Chicago and, in the late 1980s, moved to Milwaukee. Elizabeth was an Artist, Entrepreneur, Motivator and Human Rights & Life Activist.

Family and friends will gather at the Funeral Home Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 2:00 PM until the time of Memorial Services at 3:00 PM. The Reverend Dr. Bobbie Groth, officiating.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice, 1155 Honey Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 or to the American Cancer Society, 19W 24350 Riverwood Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072, be made in her name.

Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes

Niemann / Suminski

2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

(414) 744-5156

Past Comments

Cookie Anderson

Elizabeth had a smile that brought the whole world into balance. She illuminated a room, brought sunlight into the darkness, flashed teeth so white it dazzled. Her warmth probably added to global warming but in a good way. She was welcoming & loving & full of good news. Her life & love & creativity is to be admired…….and followed by us all who mourn her death…..and hopeful new life. I celebrate her…..and hope Janet & Elizabeth’s family can find solace in having had such a dear, dear mother & companion these many years. Love to all.


I’ve only known Elizabeth for a short while, She had the most amazing spirit, so creative and giving. I feel blessed to have known her. I admire the love and strength that Janet showed Elizabeth , may god bless your family.

Nancy Covert


I was so sorry to hear you have left us. I remember meeting you the first time at Seven Mile Fair with Janet. You greeted me warmly and extend both hands to me. I instantly felt I knew you. I enjoyed chatting with you at the dental office and our outing to Lulu’s. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with me and Pat. It is incredible. You truly had an eye for all things different, unique and beautiful………maybe because you are. I know you will be missed very much. Please tell Janet to let us be there to help. You always had a special influence on her lol. I hope you are in a special place and someday we will meet again. Until then 🙂

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