James Brown

Published 11:37 am Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Funeral Services for James Brown of Gitano are 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church in Soso with burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 2, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church.

Mr. Brown, 84, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, moving on to his heavenly home.

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Bro. Brown was a Baptist minister, and he served as a national and international missionary for the Baptist Missionary Association of America. During his 57-year ministry, he served on the mission fields of Brooklyn, New York, and Sicily, Italy. He also pastured the following churches: Scotland Baptist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lucedale, Mississippi, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Columbus, Mississippi and Fellowship Baptist Church, Round Lake, New York.

Although retired from the ministry due to failing health from a stroke, Bro. Brown continued to spend his life serving the Lord, witnessing to everyone that crossed his path, taking every opportunity to praise Jesus’ name (which was visible to all around him by his uplifted hand) and spending hours each day in prayer and worship. His beloved wife Agnes, who was married to him for 65 years, stayed always by his side throughout his ministry and then in retirement as they centered their daily routine at home around prayer and worship.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Will and Virgie Brown; four sisters; one brother; and a great grandson, Austin.

Survivors are his wife, Agnes Brown; two sons, James “Kay” Brown and Donald “Lynn” Brown; one daughter, Diane Hinton; eight grandchildren, Mike “Amy” Hinton, Jason “Amy” Hinton, Patrick “Bethany” Hinton, Sabrina “Chad” Seals, Nathan “Dawn” Brown, Stephen “Tiffany” Brown, Jennifer Brown, and Janna Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Jonah and Isaac Hinton, Emily Seals, Isaiah Hinton, Emerson Hinton, Kara Ledbetter, Kyle and Leah Hemming; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hinton, Jason Hinton, Patrick Hinton, Nathan Brown, Stephen Brown, Chad Seals with Jonah Hinton, Issac Hinton and Kyle Hemming serving as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be sent to the Antioch Baptist Church Vision Fund in Soso, Mississippi.