Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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James Preston Brown Jr.

March 25, 1964February 1, 2020

James Preston Brown, Jr, 55, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Born in Iredell County on March 25, 1964, he was the son of the late James Preston Brown, Sr. and Marietta Upright Brown, who survives.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Brown in 2007.

James worked for Rush International in Charlotte and The Diesel Shop in Statesville.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Marietta; his children, Roxanne Privette (Barry Hill), Tiffany Brown and James Brown, III; his grandchildren, Jullian Privette, Landon Privette, Brayden Hill, Mason Johnson, Seth Johnson and Isabelle Brown. He is also survived by one brother, Bobby Brown.

The family will receive friends at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 1-2 PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Brown family.


  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, February 5, 2020


James Preston Brown Jr.

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Amber Baxter

February 5, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I know he was a caring an loving farther an grandfather to each of his family. May you find comfort an peace within yourselves from your memories of time shared in past years an your photo memories together.

Maria Howell

February 4, 2020

My sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to James' family. I worked with him at Rush and he was one of the hardest workers I knew. Between him and nephew Eric I got a good deal of laughs. It is so difficult to loose a loved one and no words can take away the hurt. But I know you have many many wonderful memories and stories of James. Share those memories and share those stories. James will live on in each of you . May God be with you all and wrap you tightly in His arms.