BROWNBro. Lewis Brown was born Feb. 4, 1946, to the late Chester Brown and Mary Helen Brown. He departed this life Feb. 20, 2015. Lewis accepted Christ at an early age and united with St. John Divine Baptist Church. He was a dedicated employee of the battery plant of Heflin until he retired.

Bro. Lewis was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Helen Brown; father, Chester Brown; grandfather, John Alford Brown; and brother, John L. Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 48 years, Pearlie Brown of Heflin; one son, Lewis D’Angelo Brown (Tequilla) of Magnolia, Arkansas; six daughters, Jacquelyn Batton (Patrick) of Minden, Yolanda Carpenter (Teddy) of Heflin and Dayton, Ohio, Tammy Brown of Minden, Anessia Williams (Nicholas) of Minden, Erica Brown of Minden and Sylvia Johnson (Oree) of Emerson, Arkansas; brothers, James Brown of Heflin, Chester Brown (Diane) of Dubberly, Jefferey Brown of Minden and Anthony Brown (Beatrice) of Dubberly; sisters, Vera Simpson (Lewis) of Heflin, Carolyn Thompson (Vincent) of Dallas, Texas and Jackie Frazier (Troy) of Dubberly; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at St. John Divine Baptist Church with burial at Moore’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Benevolent Funeral Home.

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