John J. Brown Jr.

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Cemetery

        John J. Brown, Jr. was born in Powhatan County, VA on February 1, 1928 to the late John J. Brown and Mary Crump Brown.

        John attended the public school in Ballsville, VA. He accepted Christ at an early age, where he was a lifetime member of Mt. Pero Baptist Church. Later he moved to Richmond, VA where he was employed. He retired from Crawford Company. John married Frances Booker, from this union two daughters were born, Queen Moore and Gayle Robinson.

        On Friday, September 7, 2001 he departed this life at Lexington Court Nursing Home, in Henrico County, VA. He will be missed.

        He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Frances Brown; two daughters, Queen Elsie Moore and Gayle Robinson; four grandchildren, Alphonso Moore, LaShawn Moore, Cabrina Robinson, and Tonyo Robinson; one great-grandson, A. J. Moore; two sons-in-law, Edward Moore and Kenny Robinson; three sisters, Leenell Owens, Virginia Crawley, and Queen Walker; five brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; four nephews; two nieces; great nieces; great nephews; great-great nieces; great-great nephews; a host of other relatives and friends, one devoted, Robert Lee Brown.

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With his waving hand, and smiling eyes,
His spirit will always remain alive.

Loving Daughters
Queen Elsie and Gayle

"Life Clock"

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
Too late or early hour.
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one's health is more
To lose one's soul is such a loss
As no man can restore,
The present only is our own
Live, Love, toil with will
Place no faith in tomorrow
For the clock may then be still.

Submitted by
The Family

reprinted by permission
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