J. Leonard Brown
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Homer, LA; Funeral services will be held for J. Leonard Brown, 93, at the First Baptist Church in Homer on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Thurman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Homer Arlington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St. in Homer on Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 2, 1920 in Summerfield, LA to Herman Harvey Brown and Verna Hightower Brown. He passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12th following a short illness. Mr. Brown was a graduate of Summerfield High School and attended Louisiana Tech. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and retired with 40 years of service. Mr. Brown was an avid gardener, enjoyed golfing, and was an active usher and worked in the pre-school department at First Baptist Church.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary Earl Kinder Brown; his parents; also, two brothers, Byron Brown and Malcom Brown.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Brown McDaniel of Meadows Place, TX; one son, Dr. James L. Brown, Jr. and wife, Suzan McClure Brown of Georgetown, TX; two granddaughters, Mary Ann McDaniel Younger and husband, Cole and Rebecca Brown Durrett and husband, Darren; three great-granddaughters, Catelynn and McKenzie Younger and Dylan Durrett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
For friends considering memorials honoring Mr. Brown, his family suggests the First Baptist Church of Homer, 406 West Main, Homer, LA 71040.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
405 E. 5th Street Homer, LA 71040
Published in Shreveport Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2014