Marzetta Brown Wesley
God‘s grace blessed Charles A. and Luerenda (Hunter) Brown with the birth of beautiful, smiling Marzetta on a gorgeous spring day. She arrived in the Brownsville Community; a settlement just outside of Wetumka, Oklahoma that was organized by her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Brown. The family moved to Okmulgee in 1920 in search for better schools.
Marzetta attended Attucks and Banneker elementary Schools and graduated from the Historic Dunbar High School in 1935. After graduation, she matriculated to Langston University, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education and Art in 1940. While at Langston University, she met the love of her life, J. D. Wesley in 1943 and they were married by Reverend Walters in 1946. Upon returning to Okmulgee, Marzetta began a 36 year teaching career, as a first grade and kindergarten teacher. .
Reverend J. P. Patterson baptized Mrs. Wesley at Eastside Baptist Church in Okmulgee in 1932 and she remained a very loyal member. She loved God and her church family. She served the Lord faithfully, as a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Missionary Society, a member of the Vacation Bible School Team, as Church Secretary, and as Chairperson of the Bulletin Board Committee.
Marzetta was a charter member of the Langston University Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and had served her local chapter as President and Financial Secretary. She attended every National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta until her health began to fail several years ago. She was a true "crimson and cream" lady and a very loving "Delta Dear."
Preceding her in transition are her parents, Charles and Luerenda Brown, a sister, Ella Mae, three brothers, Velton, Herman and Charles, and a very loving and devoted son, Charles Frederick.
God delivered His mercy to Marzetta at home on Monday evening, May 1, 2006, as she was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
As the Angels are jumping with joy at her arrival, she leaves special memories and love to her devoted husband, J. D. Wesley, of the home; three sisters, Lillian Greer, Parkland, Florida, Odevia Field, East Orange, New Jersey and Barbara Player, Reston, Virginia; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, students, and friends.