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Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA

OBITUARY

Willie Brown

7 November , 19362 November , 2019

Willie Brown transitioned to eternal rest November 2, 2019. He was born in Surry County to the late Garfield and Louise Brown on November 7,1936.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice, his two sons, Darrick Brown and Brian Wade (Brenda), his brother, William Brown, four sisters, Clara Evans (Rossie), Mary Frances Evans (Jackson Jr.), Elnora and Alethea Brown. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family.

He was a Master Upholsterer with Colonial Williamsburg for over 35 years.

He served faithfully as Deacon, Trustee, and Treasurer at New Zion Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg, November 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, at New Zion Baptist Church in Williamsburg.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, 6 November , 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Thursday, 7 November , 2019

Memories

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HATTIE ANDERSON GRAHAM

9 November 2019

To Bernice and family:

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vanessa Sexton

6 November 2019

Mr. Willie Brown you will truly be missed by many but to the Hill girls you meant so much. Growing up in the neighborhood you were very special to us . Miss Buanice you were always the lady that I looked at as the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I am praying that the Lord will give you the strength to do what needs to be done. You guys were the perfect couple. I will always love you. Vanessa Hill(Nessa)

Panthiea Hill Bradley

6 November 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family. ""Mr. Willlie Brown" as we would affectionately call him, will be sorely missed.

William Phillips Jr.

5 November 2019


I have very positive memories of "Mr Willie Brown" as we called him. He stopped by and paid his respects when my Father passed. Since my childhood, he always presented himself as a humble family man of God, a church elder, an expert in his craft, a community servant and good neighbor.

I am sorry for your loss and will include your family in prayer.

Bubba

Allison Anderson

5 November 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Brown and Wade family.
Praying you rest and be comforted in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will sustain you and take you through this difficult time.

Neil & Allison Anderson

MARIA TABB-NORMAN

4 November 2019

I have so many memories, but while I served as a Musician at New Zion Baptist Church for 20 years, I can truly say Deacon Brown maintained the financial records very accurately and was very serious in fulfilling the requirements for his duties. Through the years I began to admire and love Deacon Brown and his beautiful wife and establish a closer relationship. When I visited him on Saturday, just a couple hours before he passed, I truly thanked God for listening to the Spirit that led me to the Hospice House. Deacon Brown's presence may be gone but his legacy will always in the hearts of many. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal! Thank you for Deacon Willie Brown!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY