Syracuse, N.Y. — Marion “Dee Dee” Brown, of Syracuse, died from Covid complications in late December, according to her obituary.
Brown was tested for the coronavirus in December, but the results were negative, her family said. She still felt off, so several days later she went and got tested again and this time she was positive for the virus, they said.
Brown died on Dec. 26, her family said.
Brown was always health conscious and always encouraged self-care, healthy activities and eating habits. “Sadly, as healthy as she was, she was unable to defeat the deadly coronavirus,” her obituary said.
Brown retired from the Syracuse City School District after over 25 years of service, where she worked in Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, Clary Middle School and the former Danforth Middle School, according to her obituary.
She was passionate about improving the lives of others and was a champion, advocate, and confidante to family, friends, students and her community, her obituary said.
She was a big volunteer, her family said.
Over the last several years, Brown served the community as an election inspector, including this November. her family said. When a voter, who was limping, arrived at the wrong polling place, Brown drove her to the right polling place, they said.
That was the way mom was, her family said.
Brown also was a member of the Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board, pastoral care committee and was a member of the women’s department.
Brown enjoyed sports, reading and travel. She was an avid bowler and was a member of several bowling leagues.
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