Norris Brown

Norris Brown

Monday, February 4th, 1935 Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Norris L Brown

Brown, Norris Leonza of Linwood, New Jersey passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Friday, March 22, 2019.

He was born on February 4, 1935 to the late Robert Brown and Bettye Gerald Washington in Mullins, South Carolina. Norris (affectionately known as Leon) received his formal education from Palemetta High School in Mullins, South Carolina. There he was an avid football player. After high school, Leon entered the military and served our country in the United States Navy. After time in the service, he moved to Ocean City, New Jersey where he met and married the love of his life, Rosetta English, a love of 58 years. Leon and Rosetta lived in Lakewood for several years and then 50 years in Pleasantville before retiring to Linwood.

Prior to his illness, Leon was employed by A E Stone Paving and Asphalt Services. He was also a self-employed landscaper and auxiliary police officer in Pleasantville. He was later employed by Adams-Perfect Funeral Home and has remained friends with the Adams-Perfect family throughout his life. Leon enjoyed working in his garden, barbecuing, and participating in neighborhood Christmas Decoration Contest, but his greatest pleasure was shopping at Boscov's, gathering gifts for family and friends.

Leon loved the Lord and his Trinity Church Family. He found time with the help of a friend, Richard, to frequently attend the 8:00am services.

Norris was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Meyers Gerald. He leaves to cherish his fond memories his loving wife and prayer partner, Rev. Rosetta English Brown; two daughters, Sheila James (Bishop Herbert) from Midlothian, TX, and Prophetess Amaris Brown; two granddaughters, Sinetra Gandy (Pastor Antonio), and Shacondra Roseman (Connie); one grandson, Niles Davis; two great granddaughters, Janaia and Jianna; brother and sister-in-law, Grady Donaldson (Carrie) of Lakewood, Curtis English (Doretha) of Egg Harbor, David English (Jean) and James English (Gladys) of Efland, NC; one aunt, Joann Brown of Mullins, SC; along with a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A celebration of Leon's life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00am at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 352 S. New Road, Pleasantville. A viewing will be held from 9:00am until the time of the service. Interment will follow in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    353 South New Road
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    Saturday, March 30th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    353 South New Road
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    Saturday, March 30th, 2019
  • Interment

    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 State Blvd 50
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Shanda Gaskins

Mrs Brown &Family ,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. May God bless you and your family .
We love you so much.
Art & Shanda Gaskins
Comment | Posted at 09:27am via Condolence

Carolyn Spence

"Amazing Grace How Sweet The Sound That Saved a Wretch Like Me"
Mrs Brown & Family; I know you are a woman of faith, and you know God makes no mistakes. God has blessed you in sharing with Leon (58) years of marriage. I have fond memories of Leon such a gentle and kind man.I remember the dinners he use to prepare at Mt.Zion. He always had a joke to tell to make you laugh.May God continue to bless you and your family. The Spence & Taylor Family. Reuben &Carolyn, Shanda , Richie, Mike, & Lamont.
Comment | Posted at 02:46pm via Condolence

Jennifer Thompson

My deepest condolences to the Family, wishing you Peace to bring comfort. Courage to face the days ahead. Loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
prayers are with you through this time of sorry. May God continue to bless you. The Thompson's Family. Nancy Thompson, Jennifer Thompson, Marquis Riley
Comment | Posted at 03:25pm via Condolence

Dorothy Bullock-Fernandes

My deepest condolences to you and the family. You will remain in prayer.
Comment | Posted at 12:57pm via Condolence

Regina Neil

Dear family members and close friends ,truly sorry for your loss by reading this obituary I see that he was a very hard worker ! I didn't know him personally still we can have hope as the bible promises to see our loved ones again Rev21:3,4) also 2peter3:13)
Comment | Posted at 07:56am via Condolence

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