John Robert Brown, age 59, died suddenly on Monday. Born in Tazewell, VA, he was the son of the late Warren Neal Brown and Helen Hackworth Brown. He was employed with Wayne County as an Animal Control Officer and was retired as the Assistant Chief of the Tazewell County Fire and Rescue.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the Park East Church of God with Bishop Karl Bartlett and Pastor J. Wesley Jarman officiating. The family will greet friends at the church immediately following the service and at other times at the home. An additional service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date in Tazewell, VA.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Tabitha Brown; three sons, Robert Craig Brown and wife, Renee, Joshua C. Brown and wife, Dena, Joshua Ashley and wife, Jordan; a sister, Leeta Brown Tabor; a niece, Carri Ann Curry; the light of his life was his eight grandchildren, Briona, Dakotah, Kydalynn, Helenah, Brooklyn, Kayla, Kori and Kinzlee; and his beloved dog, Maggie.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Brown family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
Celebration of Life
Park East Church of God
Thursday August 31st, 2017
3913 McLain St.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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Us at the Customer Service desk at Lowe's were saddened to hear the news of John's passing. John knew how to make us all laugh while visiting us at lowes of Goldsboro. Tabitha & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Lowes Customer Service Employees on Sep 3 2017 04:41:45 PM
DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FROM DUPLIN COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES!!
Submitted by DUPLIN COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES on Sep 1 2017 11:33:47 AM
GO REST HIGH MY SWEET COUSIN YOUR JOURNEY ON THIS EARTH HAS ENDED. BUT YOUR NEW HEAVENLY HOME WITH ITS MANY WONDERS AWAITS YOU...LOVE YOU FOREVER
Submitted by Tammy Hackworth Rife on Sep 1 2017 02:12:47 AM
Sharon Roberson lit a candle for John R. Brown
Sharon Roberson lit a candle on Sep 1 2017 12:12:53 AM
Josh and Craig, to say I was so saddened to hear this devastating news doesn't even come close! I don't know John's whole family but the ones I do know I love dearly even though we rarely see each other or talk to each other. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! I will hold fond memories of your dad close and I hope that you all can do the same! John, fair journey my friend, you will be greatly missed!
Submitted by Christina Shinall on Aug 31 2017 06:04:19 PM
We miss you so much John Brown. You were always a beautiful light in a dark place. What you and Tabbie had was unmatchable, and priceless. I had so much respect for you and how much you loved your family and Tabbie. We will never forget you. In prayer for your precious family, we know they meant the world to you!
Submitted by Debbie Rouse on Aug 31 2017 03:46:03 PM
Although I only worked with John for a short time (2/2/2016 to 09/28/2017) He touched my heart. We would tease each other and we laughed. Always he was laughing. He was always willing to help me and show me a better easier way to do my job. He was the only one doing it. He absolutely would make my day brighter. No one has really been able to do that in a very long time. I don't know to explain it but he was just special to me and looked forward to going to work and seeing his happy self. Now it seems lonely there knowing he isn't going to be coming around the corner kidding around with me. As I'm sure all of you know he was just one very special person, a person who couldn't have any enemies. RIP my friend until I see you again. And I will as stated in John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this,for the hour is coming in which all those in memorial tombs will hear his voice(Jesus) and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement. John did good things. I know I will see him again just as his family will.
Sorry it's so long but this is deepest heart felt feeling for my friend first,co-worker second.
Submitted by Lois D Uphold on Aug 30 2017 06:57:08 PM
I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Going to miss you John. Praying for the family. RIP
Submitted by Carla Robinson on Aug 30 2017 04:28:08 PM
My Deepest Sympathies to John's Wife and Family.Greatly missed and always in our prayers. Eddy
Submitted by Eddy & Barbara Keen on Aug 30 2017 03:48:46 PM
To all John's family.
John was always the one who got me in trouble. He would do something to someone and of course I was next to him and him older he would say now Bobbi. He was rotten. His smile would make the room light up. John tell dad I love and miss him give them all my love and hugs. Make sure you tell Jesus a joke . Love you always....
Submitted by Bobbi Hackworth Harris on Aug 30 2017 01:43:42 PM
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