OBITUARY

Rainey Joseph Brown Jr.

October 19, 1922July 8, 2019

Rainey Joseph Brown, Jr., 96, of Baton Rouge passed away Monday, July 08, 2019 in Baton Rouge. Mr. Brown was born in Ponchatoula, LA and was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Brown and his parents, Rainey and Rose Brown, Sr. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rose Mary Brown; four daughters, Rainette Stephens (John), Bernadette McConnell, Beverly Keiser (Cliff) and Mary Dawson (Seth); brother, Charles Brown (Mary); sister, Sandra Brown; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-2250 Main St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 with visitation from 9:30am to service time at the church. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park-9595 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70815. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church-2250 Main St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital-501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Memories

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Barbara Fisher

July 9, 2019

Our family is truly blessed! No matter how much time or space separated us, when we got together, it was fun, food and the making of great memories! Thank God for the fiun times! I know Uncle Rainey is sharing great heavenly times with my Daddy, Uncle Joe. And Uncle B. They probably are fishing! Love and hugs to all of you! ♥️🙏🏻♥️ Ray & Barbara

RoseMary Cook

July 9, 2019

I dearly remember our vacation trips to The Ponsock home and the brothers-in-law who got into so much trouble. Daddy, Uncle Joe, Uncle B, take good care of Uncle Rainey, together again. Love and miss you all 😔.

John Stephens

July 8, 2019

Rainey was my father in law and my friend. He had 5 daughters and I was lucky enough to get first pick of the bunch and chose my loving wife Rainette. I think he was glad to have a little male company. He treated me like a son and I treated him like one of my guy friends . He was quick to laugh at my jokes and jabs. We shared a common love for LSU sports and Saints football. One of my best memories was attending the LSU-Southern Cal game with him in 1979. Rainey was a leave at the start of the 4th quarter to beat the traffic guy. But, knowing it might be a classic , he agreed to stay for the whole game if I would drive. We got our money’s worth on that one. We watched a lot of LSU baseball games on Sunday afternoons after the weekly family dinner and agonized over a lot of late game Saints collapses. He liked to garden and the man could strip old furniture finishes better than anyone I have ever seen. He was an usher at Sacred Heart for many years, kept the books for the church food bank and was a reader for the weekly masses at Southside Gardens assisted living. He was a WW2 vet serving in the Coast Guard on a US Navy ship the USS Davenport. He enjoyed his time in the service and was especially fond of telling tales of him and his crew mates shenanigans. He was good to me and I will miss him.

Stella Shilling

July 8, 2019

Rainey was well loved and will be sorely missed. My most heartfelt condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY