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canning apples, 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.
 Jessie & 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.

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