Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at New Jerusalem Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. L.T. Mapp officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland with family hour following from 5-6 p.m.
Survivors include sons Charles Thomas of Shelby, Percy Williams and Jimmie Brown of Springfield, Ill., Samuel Brown of Mound Bayou, Willie Brown of Cleveland and Terry Brown of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters Rosie Brown of Chicago and Evelyn Brown of Mound Bayou; brother Jimmy D. Wade of Springfield; sisters Rosetta Bickham of Springfield and Catherine Banks of Cincinatti, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.