Remembering Pat Brown

Pat Rush Brown (Source: Pat Brown Facebook page)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian native and blues singer, Pat Rush Brown, has died.

Brown, 69, was well-known for her hit with Willie Clayton, "Equal Opportunity."

Brown fell ill last week in Jackson. She would have celebrated her 70th birthday next week.

According to interviews, Brown was greatly influenced by fellow Meridianites, David and Jimmy Ruffin, and Al Wilson.

Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.