James L. Brown Jr. of Huntington Station was a person household and buddies might all the time depend on.
“Dad leaves a legacy of affection for household and group,” his eldest baby, daughter LaJoyce Brown-Lewis, of Atlanta stated. “He all the time careworn to us the worth of household and having a way of group and worrying about another person.”
A hardworking father of three and devoted household man, he spent a life volunteering to do group service and utilizing his experience in auto mechanics to repair buddies’ automobiles. However he nonetheless discovered time to pursue a favourite pastime, cooking, and delighted these he cared about together with his signature dishes of banana pudding and candy potato pie.
Brown, 82, had a stroke in late December, was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Glen Cove in late January and died on Feb 7.
“He was very dedicated to me and took excellent care of us,” stated his widow Naomi C. Brown.
Brown retired in 1997 from Tuscan Dairy in Jamaica, Queens after greater than 30 years of service, his household stated. He had began as a mechanic and retired as a diesel mechanic supervisor.
Brown’s group service dedication included being a lifelong member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Huntington, attaining NAACP Diamond Life membership, and serving as a group activist and a member of the Gateway Group Backyard.
His household stated he lived an considerable life and served as confidant and trusted mentor to many. After retirement, he loved watching MSNBC, Westerns, and household tv.
He acquired a coronary heart transplant in 2003, however that didn’t gradual him down.
“We’re particularly grateful that God allowed him to see the births, graduations, weddings and a bunch of different milestones,” Brown-Lewis stated. “We’re unhappy however grateful.”
James LaVon Brown Jr. was born on July 18, 1938 in Belleville, Alabama to James L. Brown Sr. and Wynona Fountain, the second of seven youngsters.
He joined the Belleville Baptist Church as a teen and supported it faithfully all through his life, his household stated.
Brown went by the Conecuh County College District in Evergreen, Alabama graduating in 1958 from the Conecuh County Coaching College. He married Naomi Cunningham on Sept. 26, 1959 and settled in Huntington Station.
“I all the time knew him to be a really type and beneficiant individual,” the Rev. Larry Jennings speedy previous president of the Huntington Department of the NAACP, stated. “He was a person of robust religion, dedicated to his household and group.”
Apart from his spouse and daughter, Brown leaves behind sons Brian L. Brown of Mt. Vernon, New York and Darren L. Brown of Westminster, Maryland; three sisters, Mildred Cunningham of Miami, Florida, Deborah Brown of Homestead, Florida, Ronzie Faye Watson of Belleville, Alabama; a brother, Dwight Brown of Moss Level, Mississippi, and 7 grandchildren.
There might be a visitation at M.A. Connell Funeral House, 934 New York Ave. in Huntington Station on Wednesday between 5 and eight p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. A public viewing, service and burial will happen later in Evergreen and Belleville, Alabama.