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Jeremiah Brown

March 6, 1954 — June 21, 2016

Born March 6, 1954 in Mark Tree, Arkansas to Howard, Sr., and Catherine Tidwell Brown; Jeremiah proved to be personable, full of life, strong and determined. He was blessed with big beautiful bright eyes and a contagious smile that was certain to capture your attention. Without prejudice, he eagerly used his charm and enormous sense of humor to lighten the heavy hearts of all he knew. Jeremiah accepted Christ at a young age and began receiving his foundation at Eastern Star Baptist Church in the Smithton Community of Gurdon. Throughout high school, Jeremiah showed tremendous enthusiasm and excellence in sports and academics. With equal fervor, he threw himself into what would become one of the most important chapters of his life, his marriage commitment to Connie Lorene Lewis. Together, Jeremiah and Connie shared a beautiful devotion for one another that radiated like a brilliant and beautiful light for others to emulate. To their inseparable and prosperous union, God blessed them with a blended family of six caring children. Jeremiah was fearless, but respectful, always speaking his mind, and was never afraid to say what someone else may be thinking. He straddled the fence on what football team he really favored; however he settled to be a Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers fan. Fishing was one of his hobbies and he looked at it like a kind of a metaphor for a good life: Try your best, hope for the best, have days when you catch something and days when you don't, but always, always be thankful for the sound of the water and the sun in the sky and the chance to cast another reel. Jeremiah was blessed with a career of more than 40 years at Union Pacific Railroad, enabling him to be a gratifying provider for his family. To his surprise, the Union Pacific railroad began to offer him many opportunities of building great relationships and being an inspiration to the lives of his co-workers. For this, he remained grateful to the very end. Jeremiah loved the railroad and was member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance Way Union. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Clyde Brown and Howard Brown, Jr. His legacy will live on in the lives of his beautiful wife Connie; his children, Travie (Kasharri) Allen of Little Rock, AR, Elizabeth Roy of Gurdon, AR, Derrick Brown of Curtisville, GA, Larry (Jackie) Mitchell of Slidell, LA, James (LaTorrie) Brown of Curtisville, GA and Bridget (Timothy) Leflore of Arlington, TX; 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. “Well done Jeremiah. Yes, we are saddened for our loss, but forever thankful to the Lord for loaning us, you, His precious child. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastern Star Baptist Church where Rev. Marshall Allen is the pastor. Presiding Elder James H. Giles, Sr., will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in Holly Grove Cemetery.
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Family Gathering

Sunday, June 26, 2016

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Monday, June 27, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Eastern Star Baptist Church

Smithton Rd, Gurdon, AR 71743

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