• Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
    Peoria, IL
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William Brown Jr. 1924 - 2013
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
Condolences to the family from Deloris and Ronald Blue, (Fontana, CA)
Monday, March 18, 2013
Condolences to the family from Carolyn (Robinson) Harris and family.
Monday, March 18, 2013
i just wonted to say that u will be truly missed and your legacy will live on in our hearts forever r.i.p dad love byron and Elizabeth
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A day in my life that I always knew would one day come but would never be prepared for....The loss of my father. Dear "daddy" is what I've called you my whole life. Blessed and greatful am I, to have had a father in my life who was not only intelligent, but was a great photographer, historian, has traveled the world and served our country. What better gift to leave behind....a legacy consisting of memories and lots of photos and I personally have you to thank for my love of traveling and photography. We had are good times as well as our bad times (that's normal) but at the end of the day.....you were DAD! [no one could ever change that] and I loved you, as I always would tell you no matter what. So at this time I'm @ peace to know your suffering is over, you lived a full life and your work is done and now you're resting in paradise. Even though you're no longer here, you will forever live in my heart. I thank you for your contribution to my life! I love you daddy!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Remembering my dear brother, Bill Jr.:
Our Mama, Eva Bell, would get everything ready and so happily sing that her boy is coming home. She would be so extremely happy and proud. I remember “Ba” making sure she had all of your favorites: steak, tomatoes and milk. I'm remembering when you were in the Navy you sent me a beautiful doll from Japan and you always kept a photo of me near you. You left the family wonderful movies for all to keep and cherish. All the laughter will never be forgotten. I will forever love and remember you, my illustrious big brother who was a father, uncle, friend and photographer.

May you rest in peace dear brother.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I truly miss my "world traveler" oldest brother, Bill Jr. I will always love my buddy! Sending kisses and hugs to my nieces and nephews and their families.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Grandpa u will be missed. I wish we could have spent more time together these past few years, but I am thankful for what time we have spent. We have lots of memories from your pictures and videos. U are in a better place now. U lived a long life and have done many things. I wsh I could be there to lay u at rest. I will keep u in my heart. We love u! From candice, janiya & jaiveya.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
My grandfather.....I will never forget you and will hold our memories close to my heart forever. You were the coolest grandpa ever and I will make you very proud. "The Messenger" delivered and I received your gift of love and "something special". Again, I am so thankful for peace, priceless time, and love. I love you grandpa! Love "Sieer".
Friday, March 15, 2013
Grandpa I'm sorry I never had the chance to really get to know you, but I know you are in a better place. May you rest in peace. I came across this poem today and thought it would be fitting to share with the family.

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Friday, March 15, 2013
2 Corinthians 5:8 To be absent from the body,present with the Lord

Uncle Bill,
You were the Brown family historian. I always enjoyed talking to you and learning about our family's history. I will treasure the DVD you gave me. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
When we open our photo albums, we should find comfort in knowing that William "Bill" Brown, Jr. lives on in so many beautiful ways.

May the peace of God be with the Brown Family!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Grandpa I will miss you so much. And you will forever be in my heart. And I can't wait to continue with your legacy in 2nd generation photography. You inspired me so much and will be greatly missed I love you grandpa may you rest in peace and continue to watch over all of us. teambrown I LOVE YOU !!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dad Im going to miss you so much . I Love you dad and I am always thinking about you . Now you are at home with god . Rest in peace .
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