Warren J. Brown, Jr., affectionately known as “Fat Joe”, was born on June 23, 1949, in Columbus, MS to the late Warren J. Brown Sr. and Mary Peoples. He was called to enter into the joy of His Lord on April 26, 2021 at his residence, under hospice care, with his loving wife by his side. Warren was raised by his grandparents, along with his sister, Edna, and cousins, Jerden, Vera and Magnolia. He received his education at Hunt High School and College of Southern Maryland. Following his education, he served the United States Navy, initially from 1968-1970, and then reenlisted, serving 1972-1992 in Patuxent River, Maryland. During his military career, Warren earned many accomplishments. He served as an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Command (NATTC) in Millington, TN, as well as completed three deployments aboard the USS Forrestal, USS Independence and USS Midway, which resulted in him being awarded the Third Sea Service Deployment ribbon. He retired after 22 years of serving his country with an honorable discharge. In 1969, Warren met Florine Taylor and they were married on May 29, 1971. They were blessed to celebrate over 49 years of marriage and from that union had one daughter, Tunja Unise Brown Luckett (deceased). In his retirement years, Warren enjoyed a number of hobbies, to include: spending time watching the Washington Redskins, fishing, and working in his yard. He also found great joy in visiting his family down south and had just planned a family reunion in Mississippi with his sister, Ed, for the 4th of July – the reunion will be carried out in his memory. Bro. Warren was an active member of St. Mark UAME Church, where he served his church faithfully, even when he wasn’t feeling his best. He showed himself to be a humble man by studying God’s Word and attending Bible Study while growing in the grace and knowledge of his Savior and Lord. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, the Combined and Methodist Men Choir and the UAME Local Brotherhood Association of the 1st & 4th Episcopal Districts. He also was a volunteer at the church Bread of Life Food Pantry. Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Peoples and Warren J. Brown, Sr.; his loving grandparents, Ollie and Magnolia Brown; his daughter, Tunja Lenise Brown Luckett; nephew, Gregory Barnes; three brothers, Bennie Lewis, Hayes Lewis, and Grady Jackson; one sister, Mattie Little; three aunts, Ollie Mae Brown, Elizabeth Robinson, and Irene Brown; and five uncles, Dan Brown, Ollie Brown Jr., Benjamin Brown, Willie Brown and Charlie Brown. Warren is survived by his wife, Florine Taylor Brown of Great Mills, MD; three grandsons: Terris T. Luckett, Torian T. Luckett, and Tameron T.B. Luckett, all of Great Mills, MD; 2 great-grandchildren: Julian T. and Harley A. Luckett of Great Mills, MD; four sisters: Edna (Ed) Barnes (Jack) of San Antonio, TX; Barbara Danner of Los Angeles, CA; Julia Brown of Los Angeles, CA; and Roseann Williams of Columbus, MS; one brother, Brady Jackson of Los Angeles, CA; one uncle, John Brown of San Antonio, TX; and one aunt, Katherine Brown of Columbus, MS. Although his loss leaves many to mourn, we know, and he believed, “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” On Saturday, May 8, 2021, visitation will begin at 9:30 am until time of service at 10:30 am at St. Mark UAME Church, 45685 Happyland Rd., Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.
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To Florine and Grand Kids, Robinson and Brown Family: You have my Prayers and Love at this difficult time. Love and Troy Gloria Jordan-Hayden
Florine and family I give you my condolences for the loss of Bro. Brown. He was definitely a faithful soldier in Gods army and I am sure he is continuing his duty in heaven. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Maxine (Bowie, Md)
This one hits really hard.He was one of the rocks of the Brown family. I’m really going to miss him,Florine my prayers are with you and the grandkids,love you guys❤ God makes no mistakes so I have to accept that but I will always remember the knowledge he shared with me and how we loved to talk about politics. His memory will definitely live on!! Love cousin Derrick and family..