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Joshua (Johnny B) Brown

Memorial for Joshua (Johnny B) Brown

Born in Cuero, Texas on Nov. 7, 1924
Departed on Apr. 3, 2014 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Apr. 11, 2014
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014
11:00 am
Cemetery: Cook Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery
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Joshua "Johnny B" Brown was born November 7, 1924 in Cuero, Texas to Sadie Franklin Brown and Moses E. Brown.

Mr. Brown was baptized at an early age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Edgar, Texas under the pastorage of Rev. Ned Henderson. His other church affiliations include Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Austin), DelValle Missionary Baptist Church (DelValle), Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Cedar Creek), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (Austin) and True Light Missionary Baptist Church (Austin) under the leadership of Rev. J. R. Williams where he remained until his health failed.

He moved to Austin, Texas to further his career at Tillotson College where he graduated majoring in English. Mr. Brown served in the United States Navy receiving an honorable discharge.

Mr. Brown united in Holy Matrimony with Maudie Noble Brown on April 16, 1950 and to this union nine children were born. She preceded him in death. On January 24, 2003 he united with Wanda Carter. No children were born to this union.

Mr. Brown was a member of DelValle Sub District Association, Montopolis Lodge #339, U.M.W. Scottish Rite Grand Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his mother Sadie and father Moses; five sisters, Sylverta Brown Mackey, Emma Mackey, Esther Lewis, Lucille Tucker, Leverna Green, four brothers Wesley Brown, Moses Brown, Jr., Freddie Brown, Pink Brown; two sons, Joshua Jr. and Curtis Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Wanda Brown; three daughters, Lillian Spencer (Jeffery) of Killeen, Texas, Carolyn Hernandez (Juan) of Austin, and Phyllis Walker (Donald Ray) of Austin; four sons, Freddie Brown (Jacqueline) of Austin, Rodrick Brown of Austin, Larry Brown, Sr. (Willie) of Jasper, George Brown of Austin; twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers Isaac Brown and David Brown (Linda), both of Austin; four sisters Clementine Revada, Bertha Brown, Mary Nobles, and Viola Wilson, all of Austin; special daughters Phyllis Brown, Vica Simmons and Nyesha Caeter; other relatives and friends.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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