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James Willie BrownJanuary 13, 1950 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 67)
James Willie Brown was born on January 13, 1950 to the late Emma Lene Brady and Charlie Brown Jr., in Rocky Ford, Georgia. Pearlie Mae Brown-Curry of Naranja became his step-mother. At an early age James accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He joined First St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Naranja, Florida.
James Brown grew up in Florida City. He received his formal education at A. L. Lewis Elementary, West Homestead Elementary School, Homestead Jr. High School and later James moved his residence to Fort Lauderdale, FL where he graduated from Stranahan Sr. High School. At 19 years of age, James enlisted and served in the United States Army. He received an honorable discharge from the military.
As a teenager, James believed in working. He began by cutting grass with his father’s lawn service. After retiring from the Armed Forces, he became employed by Aircraft Services and Hertz Car Rental. This is where he met the lovely Miss Irene and they were united in holy matrimony on April 2, 2001. His last occupation was a bus operator for Broward County Mass Transit, where he eventually retired.
On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 9:55 a.m. James heard the Master’s call and departed from this earthly journey.
Left to revere his memory: Irene Brown, loving wife; eight children Anthony Brown (Shanna), Michael Smith (Chandra), Charlotte Mobley (Marlon Sr.), Lontonia Jackson, Tasha L. Brown, Titus Bell (Vonda), Taylor N. Bryant, and Michelina E. Brown. Sisters: Barbara Jean Bryant (Richard) of Lauderhill, Barbara Jean Jones of Fairway Heights, Doris Bowen of Naranja, Denise Russ (Daryl) of Naranja, Delores Haggins (Larry) of Naranja, Roselyn Brown of Florida City, Maezetta Brown (Charles) of Fort Lauderdale, Myrna D. Tuff of Avon Park, Sharon P. Williams, of Fort Lauderdale. Brothers: Alvin Brown (Lashawndra) of Richmond Heights, Donald M. Brown (Betsy) of Florida City, Rodney J. Brown (Yeako) of Stockbridge, GA, Herman L. Brady of Fort Lauderdale. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Donations can be made to Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida: FoundationInfo@Moffitt.org or 1-800-456-3434, ext. 1403.
Burial to be held, Friday, April 21, 2017, 1:45pm at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 N State Rd 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33449, (561) 649-6489
Family will receive friends Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5-8pm at the funeral home. A Funeral service will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, 11am at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 46 SW 10th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone:(561) 243-1004
Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute