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Willie Brown, Jr.

December 25, 1944 February 8, 2017
Willie Brown, Jr.
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Willie Brown Jr. of Gainesville, quietly passed away February 8, 2017. Born in Archer, FL to Edna Rowe Brown and Willie Brown Sr., he attended Lincoln High School an was a member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church. A retired Heavy Equipment Operator with Utility Service Inc., Willie was a man who loved to spend time with his family, worship with his church family, and fish.

Memories will linger in the hearts of his family: loving wife of 46 years, Doris Brown, Gainesville, FL; 4 children, W. Ruth Carter (Paul), Jacksonville, FL, Lenard Graham Jr., LaVonia Mack (Donald Sr.) and Erika Johnson (Ramon), all of Gainesville, FL; 9 grandchildren, Russell Jr., Lenedra, Lenard III, Kristen, Lentieria (Ed), Lenterious, Ellysia, Lendarious and Donald Jr., all of Gainesville, FL; 4 great grandchildren; his mother, Edna Brown, Gainesville, FL; He took under his wing and raised as his own, 2 nieces and a nephew, Cecelia Jackson, Carlton Cunningham and Pamela Williams (Mike), all of Gainesville, FL; 5 sisters, Elouise Gathers, St. Petersburg, FL, Julia Mae Williams, Virginia Williams, Fernise Irving and Shirleen Thomas, all of Gainesville, FL; 4 brothers, Wilbert Rowe Sr. (Betsy), Queens, NY, Charles Brown (Janice), Johnell Brown and Vernell Brown Sr. (Valerie), all of Gainesville, FL; a brother-in-law, Eligah Cunningham, Philadelphia, PA; a sister-in-law, Ola Mae Brown, Gainesville, FL; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Home Going Service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Rev. Destin L. Williams is Pastor, Rev. Alvin J. Ford, Officiating. Burial will be in Forest Meadows Cemetery - East. Viewing on Friday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME 727 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL and Saturday 10:30 am - 11 am. No viewing after eulogy. The cortege will form at Willie and Doris Brown home 10:15 am. PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF GAINESVILLE.

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Visitation

Friday

17

Feb

2:00 PM 2/17/2017 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/17/2017 7:00:00 PM
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville

727 NW 2nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville
727 NW 2nd Street Gainesville 32601 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

18

Feb

11:00 AM 2/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

2505 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
2505 NE 8th Avenue Gainesville 32641 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Meadows Cemetery - East Final Resting Place

3700 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32640

3700 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville 32640 FL
United States
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