L.J. Brown Jr.

Published 5:01 pm Friday, July 29, 2016

Funeral services for Mr. L.J. Brown Jr., were held on Friday, July 29, at Braggs Hill AME Zion Church.

Rev. Ellis Bandy officiated. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery with Hudson Funeral Services directing.

On Aug. 11, 1940, L.J. Brown, Jr., was born to the late L.J. Brown, Sr. and the late Clara Mae Brown-Butler. He was the oldest of two siblings, whom both preceded him in death.

Email newsletter signup

On the morning of July 19, 2016, God called L.J. Brown, Jr., to a state of rest.

He served “faithfully” as an assistant treasurer and president of the church choir, all under the leadership of Rev. Ellis Bandy. He worked as a patrolman for several years with the Fort Deposit Police Department in

Fort Deposit, Ala.  L.J. also worked with the Butler County School System as a bus driver and a cafeteria worker for more than 20 years.  After retiring from the school system he worked part time as a bus driver for the Greenville YMCA.

He loved farming and spending time with his friends, brother-in-law,

Foster Ware, and grandsons, Tamie and Boo-Boo. He was known for his laughter and enjoying country living.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Edith Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children, L.J. Brown, Jr., of Florida; Curtis Brown of Belle-Glade, Fla.; Tyrone Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; Houston Brown of Afghanistan; Derrick Brown of Mobile, Ala.; DeAngelo Brown of Greenville, Ala.; Almeter (Mike) Brown-Thompson of Montgomery, Ala.;

Elizabeth Wilson of Pelham, Ala.; Victoria Ervin of Union City, Ga.; LaWanda Ervin of Stockbridge, Ga.; Michelle Pittman of Stockbridge, Ga. He also leaves to cherish his memories his grandsons, Lonnie D. (Shekeya), Green, Jr., (Boo-Boo), of Smyrna, Ga.; Tevin J. Green (Tamie) of Montgomery, Ala.; and Joshua A. Wilson of Greenville, Ala.

He also leaves to reflect on his memories three cousins, Dorothy Gene

Boyd, Fannie Womack and Annie Louise Womack all of Pensacola, Fla.

He also had a special bond with his niece, Bernice Robinson of Pensacola, Fla.

L.J. had a host of grands, great grands, nieces, and nephews, whom he loved dearly.