The Rev. Jerry D. Brown Sr.

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 12, 2004

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.

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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 wife, Ruby Ann Wiltz Brown of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Yvette Brown of Vallejo, Calif.; his sons, Jerry BrownJr. of Richmond, Calif., Terry Brown of Vallejo, Calif., John(J.D.) Brown and Joseph Brown, both of Brookhaven, ChristopherWiltz of Atlanta, Ga., and Jonathan Wiltz of Douglasville, Ga.; hissisters, Clementine Edwards of Detroit, Mich., Beatrice Dixon andRosie Sanders, both of Brookhaven, and Tauheedah Muhammad ofOakland, Calif.; his brother, John (J.C.) Sanders of Brookhaven; 16grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces andnephews.