HOME GOING SERVICE : SATURADAY, MARCH 4, 2017 @ 11:00 A.M. @ NEW HAVEN CHURCH IN WEST HELENA, AR / BURIAL : MARCH 7, 2017 @ ROHELIA CHURCH CEMETERY @ 12:30 P.M. IN UTICA, MS
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born. and a time to die; Reverend Eugene “G.G.” Brown began his life’s journey on April 10′ 1925, born to the union of the late Geaty P. Brown and Julia Brown in Utica, Mississippi.
He dedicated his life to Jesus Christ at an early age at the Rohelia Baptist Church in Utica, MS and proved a faithful member until moving to Memphis, TN, where he became a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. L. Netters. At Mt. Vernon, he served on the deacon board and was later ordained into the Ministry of Jesus Christ.
He was married to the late Ms. Otha Mae Bynum. Their union was blessed with five daughters and four sons. In 1990, he married Ms. Dorisey Dodd.
His formal education was received in the Utica Public School System and Seminar Training from Moody Bible Institute, Memphis, TN .
Reverend Eugene “G.G.” Brown’s pastoral ministry began at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Memphis, TN followed with True Vine M. B. Church in West Helena, AR; Hempshire M.B. Church in Aubrey, AR. In 1983 under the anointing and guidance of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, he organized and pastored the New Haven M.B. Church in West Helena, AR for twenty-four years. Due to failing health he retired from pastoring in 2007, but never from preaching and teaching the Word of Jesus Christ. During his pastoral ministry, many souls were saved and many backsliders reclaimed. For many years, he was a faithful member of the Greater P.L.M&D. District Association and served for many years’ as Vice Moderator of the district. He was also a 33rd degree Mason.
On Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent Hospice Care in Little Rock, Arkansas he transitioned into eternal peaceful rest with the Lord.
Preceding him in death; his parents, Geaty and Julia Brown; two sons, Eugene Brown, Jr. and Arthur James Brown; four siblings, John L. Brown, Willie (Buddy) Brown, Minerva Johnson and Beatrice Watkins.
Those who will forever cherish his memories and uphold his legacy is his wife of twenty-six years, Dorisey Brown; five daughters, Bobby (Charles) Lewis, Irene (James) Hubbard, Minister Patricia (Rev. George) Matthews, Evangelist Janice (Henry) Turner all of Memphis, TN and Doris Hill of Jackson, MS; four sons, Roy L. (Kedra) Brown, Reverend Troy L. (Brenda) Brown both of Memphis TN, James M. Dodd of Atlanta, GA, Jermey Council of Little Rock, AR, twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; four adopted children, Chantel Hickey of Hattiesburg, MS, James Arnett of Searcy, AR Jason Arnett of Kansas City, MO, Keshia Williams of Little Rock, AR, five sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.