Thomas Alfred Brown, 80, of Hopewell, passed away on July 5, 2014.

Born in Petersburg, Va., he was the son of the late Robert E. and Ruth Kirkland Brown; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Hilda S. Brown; and his brother, Everett R. Brown. Mr. Brown enjoyed helping people and every year he would provide strawberries and shelled pecans to family and friends. He was a fan of the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles.

Mr. Brown is survived by his two sons, Thomas Keith Brown and wife, Donna, and Kenneth Parks Brown; two grandchildren, Amber and Aaron McCray; special little friend, Kendra Hoyer; two sisters, Catherine B. Wells and Deloris B. Sprouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Andress officiating. Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, Va. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-8516

Published in The Progress-Index from July 6 to July 7, 2014