McQuetta Lenette Brown Dabney, born November 27, 1958, to Blanche Brown and Luther Mansfield. As a young girl she grew up on the farm in Rayville, Louisiana. She was affectionately known as, “Lucy” to her siblings, cousins, and friends.
McQuetta accepted Christ at an early age under the late Dr. A.T. White of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She attended Eula D. Britton Elementary School and went on to attend Rayville High School. During her tenure at Rayville High School, she was active in various school organizations and also served on the Homecoming court her senior year. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. After graduating from Grambling State University, she relocated to Dallas, Texas. While living in Dallas she met and married Robert Dabney with whom she had three beautiful children. They moved the family to Sedalia, Missouri where she used her degree for youth counseling and community outreach. In the early two thousands, McQuetta and her family moved back to Texas where she would continue her life’s work in counseling and social work.
McQuetta worked as a Community Outreach Caseworker before her ascension. She also worked as a Case Manager for several women shelters in Dallas County for almost a decade. Before taking the position as a Case Manager, she was employed with the Dallas County Juvenile Department as a Juvenile Probation Officer, as well, as an Assessment and Field Officer.
Everyone who knew McQuetta knew that she was a woman of Family, Faith and Fashion. From her beautiful array of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and outfits, she was always on point; and let’s not forget about her name brand shoe collection. Her nieces and nephews all called her the, “Diva” in the family.
McQuetta would always support family and friends at various functions, from fashion shows to birthday celebrations to church functions. McQuetta loved the Lord with all her heart and was a true worshipper. She would often say “I can’t sing, but I will sing for the Lord.”
McQuetta departed this earth on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Her beautiful memories will be cherished by her mother, Blanche Brown of Monroe, Louisiana; three children, William Maurice Brown of Columbia, Missouri, Joshua Bernard Dabney (Shauna) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Monique La’Daryl Dabney of Waxahachie, Texas; one handsome grandson, Jevean; six beautiful granddaughters, Shyla, Skyy, Riyenn, Jade’, Adyson, and Leighton all of whom she cherished; two sisters, Vivian Walton of Monroe Louisiana and Janice Broughton of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Anthony B. Brown (Vonzella) of DeSoto, Texas, and Tommy D. Brown (Gwendolyn) of Cedar Hill, Texas. She also leaves a host of other family and friends to cherish her memories.
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