Rev. Jesse Alexander Brown

Published 12:48 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Rev. Jesse Alexander Brown, 80, of Mocksville, died on Sunday June 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Brown was born on April 1, 1936 in Mocksville, to the late Odell Brown and Johnsie Mason Brown. He worked and retired from Pilgrim Tsychiatric Center, of Brentwood Long Island, N.Y. He worked and retired from First Baptist Church in Long Island as the lead pastor where he loved to read the Bible and spread the word of God.  He enjoyed fishing and traveling with family.  He was always collecting things and looked for things he thought were of value. He loved to spend time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by 3 sons, Albert Brown, Walter Brown, and Darrell Steele; 2 sisters, Jane Belcher, and Lounetta Brown; and 3 brothers, Clarence Brown, Frank Brown, and Daniel Brown.

Survivors: his wife, Frances Doris Brown; a stepmother, Jaunita Brown; a daughter, Debra Brown of Mocksville; 2 sons, Daniel Brown and wife Debbie of Mocksville, and Larry Brown and wife Barbra of Mocksville; step-sons, Junie Smith, John Smith, Harold Smith, Gary Smith; step-daughters, Chandra Smith, Cheryl Smith, Melanie Smith, and Lorena Smith; 4 sisters, Onell Lewis of Mocksville, Wanda Brown of Charlotte, Angela Webb of Waxhaw, and Brenda McDonald of Long Island; a brother, Wayne Brown of Mocksville; a sister-in-law, Ernestine “Teeny” Brown of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Blaise Baptist Church, in Mocksville, conducted by Daniel Brown.