"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Willie James Brown
Willie James Brown
Willie James Brown was born on March 19, 1929, in Wrightsville, Georgia to the late Warren Brown and Eliza Johnson, he was their only child.
On March 6, 1952, Willie married the love of his life, Beatrice Adams. They were married for 69 years. From their union came three children: Royce, Linda, and Cleelia.
Willie completed his grade school education in Lovett, Georgia public school system. He joined the United States Army in 1946, serving on active duty during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Army in 1967 and worked for Civil Service at McGuire Air Force Base until his retirement in 1991.
He accepted Jesus as his personal savior early in life. He was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board. After retiring from the usher board he continued to attend services regularly until his health would no longer allow him to do so.
Willie was a devoted and loving husband, amazing father, and exceptional grandfather who always put his family first. His favorite pastime was working on his cars and taking care of his lawn, and he really loved a good football game.
Willie is preceded in death by his half-brother Warren.
He leaves to cherish his memory 3 children, Royce E. Brown (Myrtle). Linda R. Brown, Cleelia G. Brown; 2 grandchildren Michael, (Jasmin), Courtney, (Justin), 4 great grandchildren, Nyla, McCoy, Perryn and Grayson, 3 step grandchildren, and 8 step great grandchildren, his brother in law James Adams, sister in law Bernice White, and a host of nieces, nephews, and family friends.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregivers Liz Lodonou, Dana Downes, and Jade Watson.
Celebration Services Will be held, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11 AM at the Second Baptist church, 306 Washington St., Mount Holly New Jersey. Family and friends may view from 10 AM until time of service. Internment: Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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