Joyce Browne

Joyce Onita Browne

Wednesday, August 22nd, 1951 - Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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Joyce Onita Browne was born August 22, 1951 and departed this earthly life on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, John Lee Brown, Sr.; mother, Virginia Ezell Brown; and brother, Robert Lee Brown, Sr.
Joyce worked for over 20 years as an administrative assistant at the Prince William County Senior Center in Woodbridge, VA. She became an essential part of the staff and an advocate for the elderly, retiring in 2010.
Upon retirement, she fulfilled her lifelong dream, becoming a successful entrepreneur, as owner operator of Majestic Cleaning and Janitorial Services in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama.
Joyce was a lifelong member of Whitestone Baptist Church and served as a Pastor’s Aide, and on the Missionary and Trustee Boards. Her faith never wavered. Throughout her life, she loved others immeasurably, truly living out the Father’s Commandments. Her acts of love will continue to live on in the lives of those who she impacted.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jay Edgerton Browne Jr. and a son, Dominik Antonio (Melissa), along with two lovely granddaughters, Korin Elizabeth and Marli Anne; brothers, Marion (Barbara) Brown, John (Ruth) Brown, Harion (Joyce) Brown, Furman (Elaine) Brown and devoted sister, Elizabeth (Michael Porter) Brown.
Joyce is also survived by several family members including sisters-in-law, Essie Bufford and Marva Gullette & brother-in-law, William Taylor; devoted nieces, Erica York, Carnetta Spears, nephews, Marion Spears, Wil Brown, and Michael Brown; great nephews, Darin Brown and Michael Brown Jr. Makai Brown; great niece Zhy’Keria Brown-Hill; cousin Gloria Patterson-Godfrey, and numerous family and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Whitestone MB Church
    1015 Mobile Street
    MOBILE, AL 36617
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  • Interment

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 |
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    800 Mobile Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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clara murrell

Posted at 04:24pm
My Deepest Condolences! My Prayers are with you! Sorry I can't be there with you all. My love to the entire family.

Love your Cousin,
Clara Mae Murrell
West Palm Beach, FL

Norfolk Southern Training Center Family

Posted at 10:36am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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The Rodriguez Family

Posted at 10:18am
Mrs. Browne cultivated the light of Christ and His Salvation in her son- My Brother. May that legacy live on for generations to come. Amen! With Love,
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Angela Spears Whitlock

Posted at 08:52am
Nanny- way too many memories to share- but the things that I will NEVER forget are the extreme compassion you have for so many (including me) and the sincere LOVE you shared with everyone and your DEDICATION TO FAMILY. You completely embodied the sentiment of FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING and I have been abundantly blessed to have been your niece (in law) for the last 14 years. I love you and God knows I MISS YOU🙏🏽💔. Rest easy nah! See you on the other side Nanny❣️❣️❣️❣️

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