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Mr. George Washington Brown, Jr., age 70, 2205 Trenton Street, Hopewell, departed his life suddenly Thursday afternoon, August 30, 2018, at his residence. He was a native of Hopewell. He was baptized at an early age at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was employed at GCA Services (Park 500) as a Supervisor until his health declined 2011.

Mr. Brown was an avid boxing fan; his favorite boxer was the late Muhammad Ali. He also enjoyed basketball, football (die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan), and all other sports including fishing. He was a very outgoing person and well known in the community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Washington Brown, Sr. and Florence Griffin Brown; and two siblings, Florence Patrick and Elizabeth Brown.

Mr. Brown leaves to cherish his precious memories: a devoted wife of forty-six years, Melvena Hayes Brown of Hopewell; four children, Donna Jones (Samuel), Derrick Carr, Tawnya Hayes and LaJoy Hayes, all of Hopewell; grandchildren, Quinton Hayes, Kourtney Carr, Trenity Carr, Keilan Carr and Jadyen Carr; great grandchildren, Ze'Quan Miles, Zamhri Webb and Ava Carr; siblings, David Brown (Colleen) of Petersburg, Catherine Brown Tyson of Richmond, and Herbert Brown (Faye) of Hopewell; aunts, Lillie Parker and Bernice Shelton, both of Hopewell, and Janet Jefferson, Maryland; uncles, Franklin Brown (Carol) of Hopewell, George Hayes (Trucella) of Portsmouth, and Ronald Hayes (Glenda) of Prince George; a great uncle, Charmlen Hayes of Dinwiddie; sisters-in-law, Stephanie Hayes, devoted Stacy Hayes, and Tina Hayes, all of Hopewell, and Aisha McDonald of Washington, DC; brothers-in-law, Timothy Hayes, Sr., Vincent Claiborne and Reginald Jones (Melissa) all of Hopewell; nieces, devoted Kimberly Patrick and devoted Lakeesha Hayes Winfield (Chris), both of Hopewell, Qlympia Kitt (Timothy) and Sianna Scott (Andrew), both of Richmond, Aisha Green, Quineesha Hayes, Sophia Parham LaToya King, LaQuinta Spriggs, Brittany Hayes and Zanyah Coleman, all of Hopewell, and Shanna Brown of Norfolk; nephews, Tommy Patrick of Texas, Ahmen Vinney and Cortez Harris both of Petersburg, Andre Patrick, Eltere Perry, Timothy Hayes, Jr. and Stefon Hayes, all of Hopewell; devoted great niece, Ayanna Patrick; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, in the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, Pastor Benjamin Brown, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone, VA, eulogist. Interment to follow at Mt. Sinai Memorial Cemetery.

The family will assemble 1:00 p.m. the day of the service and will also receive friends at 2205 Trenton Street, Hopewell, VA.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911. Watch the funeral services live online at
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Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018
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