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Pastor John E. Brown

January 6, 1935 – August 25, 2022


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Public Viewing: 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Masonic Tribute: 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee


Monday, September 12, 2022

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

Bright Temple COGIC

516 Elm Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee



Hillcrest Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Pastor John E. Brown, Sr. was born January 6, 1935. Pastor was very devoted to his parents Pricilla and Rev. Frank Brown, Jr.  He was raised and educated in Murfreesboro, TN.  Growing up in the church, pastored by his father, he became a member of Brandon Chapel M.B.C.  He also declared his calling to ministry while at Brandon Chapel.

Pastor Brown fulfilled his ministry by serving God, family and his community.  He did enjoy long drives in his car especially after a snowfall.  He also enjoyed singing with the Golden Tones, fishing and good food.

Churches pastored by Pastor Brown, Brandon View M.B.C., Rucker M.B.C. and Mt Olive M.B.C.

Preceding Pastor Brown in death, his loving, devoted wife, Dorothy Jean Biggers Coleman Brown; parents, Pricilla and Rev. Frank Brown, Jr.; sons, John E. Brown, Jr. and Emanuel Brown; sister, Ernestine Johnson; and grandson, James Pointer.

John leaves in peace to mourn for just a short time, children, Charles Crockett, Vivian (Anthony) Coleman Cornish, Janice (Warren) Coleman Evans; grandchildren, Max (Hannah) Pointer, Donavan Brown and Isaiah Brown; great grands, Rayne and Skyy Pointer, Camron, Matthew and Jeremi Powell; great-great Claude Powell; the children and grandchildren of his beloved sister, Ernestine Johnson; his god-children, Robin Davis, Stanley High, Jr., as well as their parents, Umeka and Stanley High, Sr.

Pastor Brown thought the world of his friends for life neighbors, Mrs. Marylin Massengale, Carolyn Goodman, Joyce Dawson, Larry Biggers and Naomi Craighead.

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