Transition of Johnnie Brown, Father of NABSW Corresponding Secretary, Stephanie Jackson
Monday, August 29, 2016
Johnnie Brown, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the age of 91. He was a devout member of Holy Ghost (St. Katherine Drexel) Catholic Church, Knights of Peter Claver, and the Rho Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was a graduate of Alcorn State University and spent his career employed by the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. Upon retirement, he embraced his passion for teaching and taught mathematics classes to adults working towards their GED. Johnnie also served in the U.S. Navy immediately following high school. Husband of Mary Haley-Brown. Son of the late Annie Mae Calcote and Johnnie Brown, Sr. Father of Stephanie Jackson (Bobby) and Bridget Clark (Johnny). Brother of Ruby Williamson, Winnie Carter and the late Francis Brown and Marguerite Bishop. Brother in law of Alfreda Brown Butler. Husband of 1st wife the late Jocelyn Kirklon Brown. Also survived by grandchildren Jessica Casby (Phillip), Kristen Jupiter (Robert), Brittanie Wade (Quinton), Tempestt Link (Percy), Johnathan Clark (Dana),four great-grandchildren, Johnathan L. Clark II, Robert T. Jupiter, Tamia R. Jupiter, Dreux J. Wade and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Johnnie was born and raised in Natchez, MS, and lived his adult life as a resident of New Orleans, LA. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Visitation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA. from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. The service will be preceded by presentations by the Knights of Peter Claver and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Private burial. You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., IN CHARGE (504) 522-2525.
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