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John Brown

John Thomas Brown

Saturday February 25, 1950 - Friday March 20, 2020
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Mr. John Thomas Brown was born on Saturday, February 25, 1950, to the late Mary and Roosevelt Brown.

He was educated in the public schools of Greenville County, attending Sterling High School. John retired from Dempsey Roofing Company where he worked as a supervisor for many years. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and was a former Trustee.

John was an avid tennis player early in life. He loved his family dearly and was proud to be a Grandfather. John loved fashion and was a sharp dresser. He attended Capital Health Services Adult Daycare where he enjoyed playing cards and building crafts.

John was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters, A.B., Ulysses, Lorene, Mary Ellen, Marilyn and Juanita.

On September 14, 1996, John married the love of his life, Janice Young. They made their home in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and close friends.

He leaves to cherish fond memories his wife of twenty-three years, Janice Young Brown; two daughters, Lynn Posey and Niesha Hallums; three sons, Desmond Brown, Jason (Jennifer) Brown and Derek Bolden, all of Greenville, SC; one brother, James (Beverly) Brown of Greenville; grandchildren, Aubree, Antinaria, Nyah, Chosen, Micah, Derek Jr., and Novack; a goddaughter, ExZariah; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday March 27, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday March 27, 2020 1:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    1655 Piedmont Hwy
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Darlene Barksdale

Posted at 04:53pm
On behave of the Barksdale Family, our sincerest condolences to the Brown Family. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you.

Betty Richardson Cobb

Posted at 12:37am
To Janice Brown & Family. Praying For You All That God Give You Strength To Endure This Journey.

Betty Cobb

Lisa Ashmore

Posted at 01:58pm
Sending our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Janice Brown and family. May you find peace during this difficult time. Lisa Cooley Ashmore and Family.

Tasha A Williams

Posted at 09:18pm
Because someone we love is in heaven there is a little bit of heaven in our homes. I will forever miss you uncle John however I find solace in knowing you are in heaven with my mother/your sister Juanita. Love Tasha.

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