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The Rev. Jerry D. Brown Sr.

Services for the Rev. Jerry D. Brown Sr. of Brookhaven are 2p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at New Vision Fellowship with burial in NewHope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 1-7 p.m., with family present from 6-7p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

The Rev. Brown, 68, died Jan. 7, 2004, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born in Brookhaven on March 24, 1935, to JohnBrown and Nannie Sanders Brown.

He was a retired construction laborer for S.J. Amoroso in SanFrancisco, Calif., and was a former pastor of New Hope MissionaryBaptist Church, where he was also a member.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, EmmaMae, Ella Mae and Francis; and two brothers, James Earl andCharles.

Survivors are his daughter, Yvette Brown of Vallejo, Calif.; hissons, Jerry Brown Jr. of Richmond, Calif., Terry Brown of Vallejo,Calif., John (J.D.) Brown and Joseph Brown, both of Brookhaven,Christopher Wiltz of Atlanta, Ga., and Jonathan Wiltz ofDouglasville, Ga.; his sisters, Clementine Edwards of Detroit,Mich., Beatrice Dixon and Rosie Sanders, both of Brookhaven, andTauheedah Muhammad of Oakland, Calif.; his brother, John (J.C.)Sanders of Brookhaven; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; anda host of nieces and nephews.