Rites held for Elijah Brown

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Elijah Brown was born on August 1, 1937, in Kenbridge, Virginia.  He was the 6th child born to Annie Mae Brown Smith and Lawrence Brown both of whom preceded him in death.

He received his early education in the public school of Lunenburg County, Virginia.

“Brother Brown, as he was fondly called;  accepted Christ as his savior at an early age; he was baptized at New Galilee Baptist Church Kenbridge, Virginia where he remained a member until his death.

In his twenties, Elijah left Virginia and moved to Baltimore, Maryland; where he found employment at the Domino Sugar Manufacturing Company.

Later Elijah took advantage of his carpentry skills and move to Washington, DC. In Washington, he exercised his building skills, and gained employment in the Construction Industry. He worked there until his retirement.

Elijah remained a resident of Washington, DC until his illness forced him to relocate to Baltimore, Md., so he could be closer to his sisters.

He expressed great love for his family, and friends. Helping any way he could… cleaning, cooking, walking the dog and visiting…if only staying 5or10 mins; you could count on him to show up.

He enjoyed telling jokes, laughing, listening to music of James Brown and yes…his Cars.

Elijah had a longtime companion, Mary Ann Bentley, whom he loved dearly…, from this relationship they had one son. Mary Ann preceded him in death.

On May 5, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland, the Lord sent his Angels to call Elijah Brown to rest.

He is survived by his son, Donnell Brown, four sisters; Lucy Mae Hardy, Annie Bell Taylor, Jennie Marie Miles (Clay), and Thelma Taylor, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, one special friend Harold Bentley, better known as “Buster.”

His service was held on Saturday, May 14 at New Galilee Baptist Church.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.