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Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery
Sunday December 9th, 2018
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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Monday December 10th, 2018

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Monday December 10th, 2018
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Leon Andrew Brown

​Leon Andrew Brown peacefully entered a place of rest on December 3, 2018, at 4:40 p.m. in VA Hospice Facility. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the sixth child to the late James A. and Mary Richardson Brown. He was preceded by three brothers and two sisters: Samuel Brown, William Brown, Richard Jerome Brown, Sr., Lois Pierce, and Annie Fortune. 

​Leon attended I.C. Norcom High School and was drafted into the United States Army April 15, 1967 until April 14, 1968 serving the Vietnam War.  During that time, he received an honorable discharged.  Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, Leon continued his career in the residential property maintenance field. Mr. Brown also developed a mighty rapport with many people in his community due to his work ethics. Leon A. Brown was the life of the party.  Leon loved the color white especially his white shoes.

​Leon A. Brown married the love of his life, Vivian on October 28, 1962 at her home church New St. Thomas Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Va. Their 46 years martial union produced two loving sons, Robert N. Brown and Sterling A. Brown. The family traveled many times during his military career. The Browns became the residence of Washington Park where his two sons were raised.  After the death of his wife Vivian E Brown, he moved to Waterbury CT. and became a member of Zion Baptist Church where the pastor is Rev. Calbert Brantley. He later returned to Portsmouth, VA to care for his ailing family member.  

​He leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Robert N. Brown (Iris) of Norfolk Va. and Sterling A. Brown (Manisha) of Portsmouth Va.; one sister Marie McDaniel (Rev. John) of Waterbury, CT and one brother Calvin Brown of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Jasmine Brown, Iris Brown III, and Montae Brown and eight great grandchildren, Jasmine II, Naidris, Jayanna, Montae Jr., Lyniah, Zariel, Sha-nylah and Jayden; and special sister in law Essie Perry (Edward) of Portsmouth, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

You will be greatly missed but we had to let you go!

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Uncle Leon, you were always the life of the party and always had a big smile and big hug whenever I saw you. You will never be forgotten. My only regret is not getting to tell you I love you in person before God called you home. Tell AuntieI said hello and give her a hug for me. Love You

April Lee Dec 9 2018 12:00 AM

To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Leon has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4

DW Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

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