Celebration of Life

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Life's Reflection
Marjorie Ann Watts Brown was born to the late George Halback and Marie Jones Watts on May 6, 1933. She attended the public schools in Washington, D.C. and was a graduate of Dunbar Senior High School. In fact, she and her youngest son, Eric, attended the 65th Class Reunion in November of 2016.

One day while riding her bike at the early age of 13, she saw this skinny young boy running around the school track. She went home and told her mother that she had seen the man who she would spend the rest of her life with. Of course, her mother laughed. But on March 8, 1952 at 6:45 p.m., Marjorie and Floyd Bernard Brown, Jr. were united in Holy Matrimony by the late Bishop James P. Simms.

As Marjorie and Floyd started their new lives, things began to change. She was not just a wife, her husband was now in the military, serving in the Air Force. Before she could get adjusted to that, their first-born child, Floyd III came along followed by the birth of Ezora Jeanette. Now she was a Wife and Mother, but wait there is more.

While her husband was serving in the service, he received another call, the call to the ministry. In 1958, she and Minister Brown headed to a place called Centreville, Virginia to establish a church. Now that she was a Minister’s Wife, she was able to join an organization called the, Holiness Minister’s Wives & Widows Council of Washington, D.C. and the adjoining states. Mother Brown faithfully attended all the meetings and served on the Executive Board. In March 2016, she received her 60-year pin.

The new church was dedicated in September 1961 and a few years later, their third child was born, Eric Karrington. As the mother of the church, she served in many roles, Sunday School Superintendent, former Choir Directress, and Adult Sunday School Teacher just to name a few.

On Tuesday, August 29 at 4:15 p.m., the Lord decided that Mother Brown’s work down here was done. When she answered the final call, she was surrounded by the love of her husband, Bishop Brown, their three children, Floyd III, Ezora, Eric, her niece, Marie Murray and one of their “adopted” daughters, Renee Young Blake.

To remember the impact on one’s life will be: her husband of 65 years, Bishop Floyd B. Brown, Jr., their children, Floyd III, Ezora, and Eric. Grandma’s children, E. Karrington and Tyler (Elva Brown); Ashlei (Debra Brown); and Nevaeh, Elijah, and Sanyah (LaKeshia Richardson). Gee-Gee’s great grandchildren, Karrington, Reagan, Kaleb, and Zayne. One niece, Marie Murray; one nephew, Clarence Easton; one foster daughter, Cynthia Welch-Cress; five Godchildren, brother/sister-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.


Service Literature
The literature below is the program for the Celebration of Life service and the prayer card for the Memorial Service. Click on the image below to print a copy.

Celebration of Life Program
Print Specifications

Document Type: PDF
Paper size: Letter (8.5x11)
Number of programs Per Document: 2
Print actual size on both sides of paper

Prayer Card
Print Specifications

Document Type: PDF
Paper size: Letter (8.5x11)
Number of Prayer Cards Per Document: 2
Print actual size on both sides of paper



Cards & Flowers

Send all cards of comfort to Bishop Floyd B. Brown, Jr., and Family at 7411 Carver Road, Gainesville, VA 20155. Cards received by Friday, September 8 in person or by mail, will be read during the memorial service at the family's discretion. No cards will be read during the Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, September 9.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made towards the construction of the Prayer (War) Room Project in the new church or to Gideon International "In Memory of" Bible. Details below:

  1. Prayer (War) Room Project - Mail checks to The Church of the Blessed Trinity and in the memo print "Prayer (War) Room Project - In Memory of Mother Brown."
  2. "In Memory of" Bible - Donation cards will be available during the Celebration of Life Service. If you are unable to attend the service, donations can be made online at Gideon's International. Under Donation Type, check the box next to " Dedicate your donation in memory or honor (optional GideonCard)?" Next, check the "In Memory of" box under How would you like to dedicate this donation? Lastly, enter "Mother Marjorie Brown" in the Honoree Name field as shown in the image below:



Published on Dec 18, 2006
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Mother Brown testifying at the Church of the Blessed Trinity (Centerville, VA)


Published on Jan 2, 2012
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Sister Marjorie Brown singing "I'm On The Victory Side" and '"'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus" at the Little Flock Holiness Church


Published on Jan 20, 2012
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Sis. Brown preaching at the Little Flock Holiness Church