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James W. 'Jack' Brown

Jan.18, 2009

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James William ' Jack' Brown, son of the late John William Brown and Helen Ann Hartsfield Brown, was born May 11,1925 in Wake County, North Carolina. On Sunday morning, January 18, 2009, God called him to eternal rest at Wake Med Hospital. As a youth, he joined Corinth Christian Church. He attended Rolesville and Riley Hill School in Wake County, NC. Jack was a former member of Rosebud Masonic Lodge #282. After retiring from farming, he was employed with the Wake County public school system, as a custodian. Jack was at his best when he was fishing and hunting wild game. He also enjoyed playing checkers. In 1947, he was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Myrtle Ceal Upchurch and to this union eight children were born. Seven siblings and a daughter preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn: five daughters, Rev. Wilhelmina A. Brown, Wendell, NC, Jackaleana B. Williams, Durham, NC, Treamenda B. Spivey (Richard), Wendell, NC, Margaret L. Freeman (James), Raleigh, NC, and Vickie L. Whitted (Louis), Durham, NC; three sons, James LaFayette Brown, Rolesville, NC, LaFonzer M. Brown, Rolesville, NC and Russell G. Brown (Cheryl), Wendell, NC; thirty-eight grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lacy McLeod, Rolesville, NC and Argie Forte (Herman), Wake Forest, NC; one brother, Wade Brown, Louisburg, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. ********* Funeral Service Saturday, January 24 1:00PM Corinth UCC 7900 Zebulon Road Youngsville, NC Visitation Hours Friday, January 23 2PM - 8PM Carlton L. Gray Funeral Chapel Saturday, January 24 12:30PM -1:00PM Corinth UCC Interment Corinth UCC Church Cemetery

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To: Annette and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
May God continue to sustain and keep you in his care.
Posted by Carolyn H. Glover on January 21 at 08:51 AM
To: Russell & Family

He left you quietly,
His thoughts unknown,
But left you a memory,
You are proud to own;
So treasure him Lord,
In Your garden of rest,
For when on earth,
He was one of the best.

Knowing how "affectionately" you spoke of your father...I hope the aforementioned words bring you solace.
"Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning". God Bless the "Brown Family" and May Heaven Smile Upon you.
Posted by S. Gill on January 22 at 10:32 AM
Dear Family,

Sorry to hear of your loss, it is never easy to lose some one we love. I would like to share with you something that has given many people comfort, and hope at a time like this.

Just as your loved one is in your memory, they are also in God's memory.
Malachi 3:16 'At that time those in fear of Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance began to be written up before him for those in fear of Jehovah and for those thinking upon his name.'

It is also comforting to know that when someone dies, they no longer suffer.
Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 '. . .For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten' . . .10 All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She´ol, the place to which you are going.

Death in the bible is compared to sleep.
Psalm 13:3 '. . .Do look [upon me]; answer me, O Jehovah my God. Do make my eyes shine, that I may not fall asleep in death,'
John 11:11-14 'He said these things, and after this he said to them: 'Laz´a·rus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep.' 12 Therefore the disciples said to him: 'Lord, if he has gone to rest, he will get well.' 13 Jesus had spoken, however, about his death. But they imagined he was speaking about taking rest in sleep. 14 At that time, therefore, Jesus said to them outspokenly: 'Laz´a·rus has died,. . .'

Very soon Jesus will wake up all those who ever lived, and died, back to life again.
John 5:28-29 '. . .Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.'
Acts 24:15 '. . .and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.'

The end of sickness and death here on earth will result under Gods kingdom, and Jesus as God's king.
Revelation 21:3-4 '. . .With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: 'Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.'

I hope that this has provided you with some form of comfort in your time of grief.
(Romans 15:4) For all the things that were written afore time were written for our instruction, that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope. . .

The bible was provided by God to guide us and comfort us every day.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17) 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

Posted by Ralph Nannola on March 14 at 05:14 AM

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