Willie C. Brown passed away on June 2, 2020 in Nassawadox, VA. He was born in Hickory, VA on August 28, 1942 to Elijah and Margaret Brown. Willie graduated from Crestwood High School in Chesapeake, VA and Hampton University in Hampton, VA. He became a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity while attending the university. Willie was also a member of the ROTC at Hampton and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. After graduation, he served in the Army for several years and was promoted to Captain during his active duty service. He was also a member of the Army Ready Reserves. After separation from the Army with an Honorable Discharge, he was employed as an Electrical Engineer in the Federal Government for many years. In his spare time, he liked to play cards (Pinochle was his favorite game) and also enjoyed bowling.
In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his son, Willie Brown Jr. He was also predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters, James Brown, Annie Perkins (Reginald), Elijah Brown, Jr (Lavonia), Melvin Brown (Fair), Dorothy McCoy (Roger), Jasper Brown, Margaret Byrd, Linwood Brown, Barbara Thompson (Paul) and Charlie Brown (Carol) and one brother-in-law, Herbert Welch.
Left to cherish his memory are his former wife, Gloria Brown, daughter, Stephanie Williams (Carroll), granddaughter, Christina Hall (Byron), grandson, Stefon Williams , great –grandson, Bracen Hall, two sisters, Mable Hines and Georgia Welch, one brother-in-law, Napoleon Byrd, three sisters-in-law, Audrey Brown, Rebecca Brown and Evelyn Brown and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Willie will have a private homegoing and memorial service held at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a later date.