Funeral services for Deacon James Brown of Montezuma, Georgia will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Magnolia Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Hosie Waters officiating.
Deacon James Brown was the sixth child born to the late Reverend Lonnie Brown, Sr. and the late Mrs. Annie Ruth Whitfield Brown on August 11, 1956 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. James was a 1975 graduate of the historic D.F. Douglass High School. He also graduated from The Fort Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare. James was united in Holy Matrimony to Treny Hall Brown on May 24, 2003, they recently celebrated their twelfth anniversary. They have a host of loving friends, godchildren, to include Miss Kiersten Rogers of Oglethorpe, GA and Miss Alana Dantzler of College Park, GA. They also loved and cherished their faithful pekingese, “Precious”.
Deacon Brown served faithfully on the Deacons’ Ministry of Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and supported every facet of the church. Major Brown retired from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department in 2014 after 32 years of faithful service. He also served as Jail Administrator.
Deacon James Brown departed this life on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Medical Center Navicent Health of Macon, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend Lonnie Brown, Sr., his mother, Mrs. Annie Ruth Whitfield Brown, a sister, Ruth Ann Jordan, and two brothers, Tyrone Brown and Rev. Lonnie Brown, Jr.
His beautiful life will forever be cherished by his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Treny Hall Brown of Montezuma, Georgia; siblings: Reverend Bobby J. Brown, Sr. (Flora), Reverend Ruben Brown (Crystal) of Ft. Valley, Georgia, Donald Brown and Teresa Brown Hannor of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Rodney Brown of Montezuma, Georgia; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Brown of Montezuma, Georgia and Loronda Alicia Hall of Americus, Georgia; brother-in-law, Sammie Lee Hall, III (Danielle) of Powder Springs, Georgia; father and mother-in-law, Sammie Lee Hall, Jr. (Emma Ruth) of Buena Vista, Georgia; aunts and uncles: Dollie L. West, David Larry and Willie Thomas of Montezuma, Georgia, Billy Journey (Delores) of Atlanta, Georgia; great aunts: Mary Lizzie Brown of Marshallville, Georgia, Bernice Brown of Miami, Florida and Ophelia Larry of Henderson, Georgia.
James was loving, caring, dedicated and spirit-filled. He will be deeply missed by all who came into contact with him.