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WILLIAM MONTIE BROWN

October 4, 1944 October 3, 2018
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William Montie Brown also known as Billy; went to sleep in Jesus on October 3, 2018, the day before his birthday, at his home in Prince Frederick, MD.

William, born on October 4, 1944, was the fifth of eight children born to the late Daniel and Octavia Brown. He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County and was a 1965 graduate of Wm. Sampson Brooks High School.

After graduation William attended the Corcoran School of Art and Design and took private voice lessons from Dr. Leroy Dorsey, the musical director for Howard University.

He started his working career as a laborer for Local Union 74 under the direction of his father Daniel Brown. He later worked for Local Union 74 as recording secretary and then the financial secretary. He eventually rose to the rank of President of Local Union 74.

On November 15, 1969, William married the love of his life, Darlene Hogan; from this union they were blessed with two children Chris and Steven. He had great love for his sons and still referred to them as “big baby” and “little baby”. His expression of love for his wife was seen through his many love notes, letters and gifts of flowers that he handpicked from his yard.

As a child he attended Brooks United Methodist and later attended Mt. Hope United Methodist when his family moved from Island Creek to Sunderland. In 1967, as a young adult, he joined and was baptized at Emmanuel Lighthouse Seventh-Day Adventist Church. William was a member of the Lighthouse Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fellowship and served as a Deacon and an Elder.

William had amazing gifts of singing and oil and watercolor painting. He could be seen on the roadsides of Calvert County painting pictures of landscape, historic homes and other country sceneries. He was such an anointed singer and was often called upon to sing throughout the county at funerals, senior centers and special occasion at churches. He sang with the Variety Players, a Calvert Pines senior singing group.

He will be long remembered as a loving, kind and compassionate man of God. He shared the love of God with everyone he met. He was the official greeter of new families to the community, visited the sick and shut in, and had a continuous list of people he prayed for daily. He loved talking to others on the telephone about the Lord and also sharing current events he learned from the news.

William loved gardening. He would have as many as three gardens and each row was numbered. The boys were assigned specific rows to tend and to harvest. From their bountiful harvest they would produce over five hundred jars of fruits, vegetables and jellies.

William has had many health challenges starting as a young child and later as an adult with frequent seizers which forced him to retire from his work in 1989. In spite of these challenges he never wavered in his faith and love for God. He was always encouraging others in the word of God and sharing the word of God through passing out tracks about God. He loved hosting Sabbath luncheons and holiday dinners for his family. One of William’s favorite scriptures was “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” —Hebrews 13:2

Left to cherish memories of his life, love and service; his devoted and loving wife of 48 years; Darlene, sons; Chris (Valta) and Steven, grandchildren; Elijah, Chloe, Pyper and Elise (Shanda) Brown; mother in law; Martha Thomas, sisters; Beverly Griffith(Carl), Sandra Lee Scott (Willie); brothers, Shelton (Alberta), Wondel (Gladys); sisters in law; Mary Jane Hogan, Carole Schaffer (Carl); Joyce Gantt, Cleo, Nilsa and Claudette Brown; brothers-in-law; James Gantt(Laverne), Norval Jacks, Joseph Gantt (Doretha), Emmett and Darryl Gantt; special longtime friends; Bessie White, Edwardine Commodore, Judy Grandzow, Samuel Robinson, Cornell Greenfield, Tommy Harris, John Matheson and the Brooks High School Class of 1965, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in his death were his parents Daniel and Octavia Brown, brothers; Larry, Steven and Alan Brown.

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Visitation

Thursday

11

Oct

6:00 PM 10/11/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/11/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Friday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Way of the Cross Church

5450 Cherry Hill Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Bethel Way of the Cross Church
5450 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States
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