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peaches, pears, apricots and plums. She delighted in peddling vegetables to
people living in the city. That was her way of helping to finance the needs
of the family.
Jessie & Timmy lived a respectful, honest and active Christian life,
giving their time, knowledge and experience to help build up the community.
God called Jessie to the field of ministry at age 26 to which he resisted.
He continued in his trade of cutting hair on Sunday until a windstorm came
and lifted his tools out of the tool box that was attached to the wall of
the dog trot house porch. He got the message, humbled himself, and heeded
God’s call. He served as pastor of Oak Grove and Rock Hill M.B. Churches
during his ministry. He also served as moderator of the T.O.M.B. District
Association and instructor of Christian Education at one time at the project
church. Rev. Jessie was a member of Masonic Lodge #66. For many years he was
trustee board chairman of the Taylor Vocational High School. His favorite
hymn was “Father I Stretch My Hands to Thee,” Rev. Jessie E. Brown was
called from labor to reward January 20, 1977. His wife Timmie also worked in
the Taylor Community right along with Jessie raising funds for the school
and supported the 4H Club. She was a member of the Eastern Star. The Parents
always urged their children and all children to stay in school—to always
treat others as you wish to be treated and to have reverence for the Holy
Spirit in all you do.
& Timmy remained together until she departed this life in June 1959.
Submitted by the Brown Family Survivors: Jessie A. Gilmore, Lois B. Vassar,
Earl L. Brown, Philip Brown.”
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Reverend J.C. Brown and Timmie Pearson Brown. Photographer Unknwown.