HAMPTON, VA - Rufus Brown, Sr., 87, of Newport News, VA, was welcomed home July 7, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Norfolk, VA on June 8, 1927. Brown was married to the former Doris E. Gatling (deceased) and later to Mary Craddock (deceased). Brown served as a Merchant Seaman for 15+ yrs and later retired as a Longshoreman. He leaves to mourn his children Rufus Brown, Jr. (Hampton), Angela Thompson (Arlington, TX), Brenda Torrence (Lorton, VA), and Wanda Bell (Hampton); 2 sisters; 6 brothers (2 deceased); 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and life long friends. The Family is receiving visitors at 200 Breckinridge Court, Hampton. Public viewing: Friday, July 11, 2014, Cooke Brothers Funeral Chapel, 12-7 pm; Wake begins at 5 pm. Funeral services: Saturday, July 12, 2014, Wesley Grove United Church of Christ (2308 Roanoke Avenue, NN, VA), 11 am.
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1601 27th St Newport News, VA 23607
Published in Daily Press on July 9, 2014