Ezell Brown was born on Aug. 20, 1932 in Heflin to the late Chess and Desree Theus Brown.
He attended St. John School in Heflin and Central Consolidated School in Dubberly.
At an early age, he confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at St. John Divine Baptist Church. Later he moved his membership to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. When he moved to Houston, he remained active in church. After returning home, he reunited with his home church. There he remained a faithful member until his death.
Ezell was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Ruby Spencer Brown. He was later united in Holy Matrimony to the late Virginia Weatherton. One step daughter, Dorothy Polk (Floyd) of Bryant, Texas, and two step brothers, Willie P. Allums and Eddie J. Allums preceded him in death.
Ezell was employed as a truck driver with Gulf Supply Company in Houston, Texas for 28 years until his retirement. He also worked as a people greeter at Walmart in Minden for seven years.
Brother Ezell Brown leaves to cherish his memories: his loving daughter, Barbara “Ann” Brown Kennon (Tracy) of Heflin; one grandson, Roy Myles (Tonya) of Ruston, Louisiana; three great-grandchildren: L’Britney Moore (Mitch), Tyrese Myles, and Royce Myles; two great-great grandchildren: Hannah and Kaz; two loving and devoted sisters: Eva Henderson of Heflin and Drucilla Kirksey of Minden; one step brother, Welsely D. Allums (Mae Ollie) of Long Beach, California; two goddaughters: Genevieve Jackson (Sherman) of Shreveport, Louisiana and Juanita Mims of Memphis, Tennessee; one godson, Timmy Montgomery (Tina) of Shreveport; five brothers-in-law: Johnny Spivey of Houston; Doc Weatherton (Earline) of Minden; Rayford Weatherton (Sandra); Kelly Weatherton, Senior (Queen Esther) of Sibley and Clyde Johsnon (Ethel) of Houston; sister-in-law, Dee Jones of Minden; a host of nieces and nephews; three special friends, Rose Duty of Minden, Bessie Shepherd of Dallas and Mildred Roberson of Houston.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; hence forth there is laid up for a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day.” II Timothy 4:7-8