Mary “Dollie” Harmon Brown

Published 6:54 am Friday, December 20, 2019

Mary “Dollie” Harmon Brown, was born December 1, 1927 in Port Arthur, TX to the late Pearl and Jack Harmon.

She attended Sacred Heart High School and later earned her high school diploma from Abraham Lincoln High School.

She later graduated from Hamilton Beauty College in Beaumont, TX in Cosmetology and practiced and owned Dollie’s Beauty Shoppe for over 55 years.

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Dollie worked for the Local Labor Union and left Port Arthur to work in Chicago, Illinois in Shoe Manufacturing during World War II.

Upon her return to the area, she was a devoted member of First Sixth Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur, TX, under the direction of the late Rev. Ransom Howard.

Dollie’s passions were sewing, ceramic making, gardening and she was blessed with the proverbial “green thumb.”

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Jack Harmon, Jr. and Curley James Harmon.

She is survived by her son, Isaac Mills, Jr.; sister, Thelma Francis; grandsons, Jeffrey Mills, Isaac Mills III and Brad Mills and granddaughter, Crystal Mills;  She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Kaleb Mills, Sierra Mills and Landon Mills, as well as a host of family, friends, business associates, customers and other relatives.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2019 at First Sixth Street Baptist Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.

Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.