Barbara Jean Brown Kirsch


Barbara Jean Brown Kirsch, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville with visitation held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Edward Newman will officiate.

Born January 1, 1949, in Houston, Barbara is the daughter of the late Alvin Brown and Allie Rea Sample Brown. She was a singer, songwriter, and a pianist.  Barbara was a member of Mt. Calvary Full Gospel Church in Shelbyville.

She is survived by:

Husband, Thomas M. Kirsch of Shelbyville

James Gazaway and wife Stephanie of Fort Worth
Danny Gazaway of Goober Hill
Benjamin Gazaway of Denver

Grandchildren: Elizabeth, Caleb, Katherine, Joshua, and Harold Gazaway

Donna and Ted Nordin of Fort Worth
Paula and Nikos Psihudakis of Houston

Nephew, Mike Smith

Niece, Sherry Howard

Preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Brown and Allie Rea Sample Brown; and sister, Sandra Brown.

Pallbearers will be James Gazaway, Danny Gazaway, Benjamin Gazaway, Caleb Gazaway, and Joshua Gazaway.

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