Erma Mae ‘Bowie’ Brown

Erma Mae ‘Bowie’ Brown, 77, of Amarillo, Texas went to her heavenly home on September 9, 2020.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. John Baptist Church, located at 2301 NW 14th Street in Amarillo, officiating Pastor Anthony Harris. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Borger at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Erma was born on August 4, 1943 in Borger, Texas. She attended Booker T Washington school. After her love of God and her family, Erma loved basketball and the Dallas Cowboys. She was a great basketball player and was on the girls’ varsity basketball team when she was in the 5th grade. After the passing of her husband, Johnnie ‘Ted’ Brown, she took upon the sole parental responsibility of raising 7 children.

She was always a supportive sports mom and in her later years traveled many places to watch her grandkids play basketball as well. She was a gift to her community. She was a pillar to her Borger community and would do anything in her power to help her fellow neighbors. She never met a stranger and could sit and talk to anyone and made them feel as a part of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie & Lee Bowie and Jesse Webb; her beloved husband, Johnnie ‘Ted’ Brown; her son, Stanley Davis; and siblings, Verdel, Eddie Mae, Mary, Vera, William, Vernell, Larry, and Jimmie.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, William Davis and wife, Diane, Rickey Davis and wife, Mary, Sylvia Davis, Johnny Davis and wife, Monica, Muriel Tinner and husband, Ronnie, Marva Washington and husband, Jeff; siblings, Mattie King, Maggie Johnson, and Harry Bowie. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


  1. Marilyn Tinner

    Sending our condolences and love. Praying for your whole family. I loved her. I will miss her talks and hugs. ?❤️❤️

  2. Angela Biski

    My condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. Erma was always the loudest at our basketball games and track meets. She was a kind sweet lady.
    Angela Biski (Brown)

  3. Aj Johnson

    Granny was a very strong caring woman. We visited every time we saw each other at the gym. I will miss seeing her at games and our community will miss her as well. I send sincere condolences to her family from mine, Aj, Kathy, Austin and Sierra Johnson ??

  4. Tiana Evans

    Mrs. Erma will be greatly missed. Loved her like a mother. Sending my condolences to all the family. May peace rest within all of you.

  5. Lisa campbell

    Your love and presents was so beautiful and will never be forgotten, you made a great impact in this world and I pray for nothing but healing for your loves one may you and god watch over your beautiful family and being nothing but happiness. You will be missed and you are loved.

    Love lisa .

  6. Cheryl Adams

    Loved Ms Erma.. She all the time mentioned that bv he boys would be upset if she had a boyfriend. She had alot of friends young and old alike. She will be missed

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