USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association

Alvin J. Brown

Alvin J. Brown, 86, of Brookhaven, MS, was received into heaven on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Funeral services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church in Monticello, MS on July 14, 2014 at 12:00pm with Rev. Dwayne Dunnaway officiating. Mr. Brown will lie in state at the church from 10:00 until service time at noon. Mr. Brown will be laid to rest in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home, 849 Natchez Drive, Brookhaven, MS is in charge of arrangements. 601-833-4439

Mr. Brown was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II achieving the rank of Seaman 1st Class. He was a life member of the VFW and the USS Cleveland Association. He served as a Deacon of the Antioch Baptist Church for many years, he was also a member and past president of the Brookhaven Exchange Club.

Preceded in death by: Parents: Clifford McKinley and Lea Etta Brown; first wife: Bernell Ballard Brown; brother: C.M. Brown, Jr. and sister: Mickey Bosworth.

Those left to love and miss him include, Wife: Nora Pepper Brown, of Brookhaven, MS; Sons: Alvin Judson Brown, Jr.,wife Lori of Baton Rouge, LA and Sherman M. Brown, wife Maryjayne of Prairieville, LA; brother: James R. Brown, wife Doris of Brookhaven, MS; sister: Opal Hare of Boise, ID; grandchildren: Seth Brown, Christopher Brown, Ethan Brown, Benjamin Brown, Dayna Brown, a step-granddaughter: Shauna Jatho and nine great-grandchildren.