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Johnnie M. Brown of Bucksville passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie clown in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anon]. test my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. — Psalm 23
Mr. Johnnie Monroe Brown was born on April 22, I954 to the late Thelma Lee Brown and the late Gene Jordan in Conway, SC. God helped him make the transition into eternal rest Monday night at 9:30 p.m. on October 30, 2023.
Johnnie attended the public schools of Horry County until the tenth grade and then continued his education in Job Corps where he learned the trade as a butcher. He was a very skilled mechanic who helped many of his family, friends, and community along the way. He would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He worked at Grove Manufacturing Company for many years building cranes. He later went to work for Waste Management as a mechanic for their trucks. Later in his job career, Johnnie drove trucks back and forth to Columbia, SC for PYA Monarch. The final job he had before retiring was with Horry County Fleet Service as a heavy-duty mechanic. His passion was working on vehicles.
Johnnie was a member of Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church all of his life and served on the Usher Board, singing on the Male Choir, and as a member of the Steward Board. He loved being active in the church and serving God. Johnnie never met a stranger and is remembered for always speaking his mind; letting you know if you were right or wrong. He was truly the life of the party.
Johnnie was preceded in death by one son, Daryl Monroe Brown; five sisters, Ruthena Brown, Maggie Alston, Murlene Owens, Jessie Myers, and Sharon Housey; three brothers, Renzer Brown, Chappell and David Michael; one brother-in-law, Winston Ward.
He leaves a legacy of love and devotion to his loving wife of 49 years, Alberta Ward Brown; two daughters, Ramonia Jonnell Brown (Tony) of Conway, SC, and Amber Joniqua (Davon) Gallishaw of Waldorf, Maryland; fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven brothers, Fredrick (Jeanette) Brown, Earl (Jeanette) Moore, Gregory (Shaneka) Brown, Norris (Cynthia) Brown, Bobby Michael, Lorenzo Jordan, and Terrence Jordan Haynes; three sisters, Selena Brown, Mary Johnson and Elnora (John) Newton. Johnnie was raised with his aunts and uncles as their brother, three sisters, Agnes Davis, Lillian (George) Milton, and Alberteen (Willie) Holmes; five brothers, James (Patsy) Brown, Charles (Denise) Brown, Vetus (Ernestine) Brown, Johnny Brown and William Albert (Janet) Brown; one daughter-in-law, Shatie Brown; five sisters-in-law, Ann Warren, Loretta Spivey, Jeanette Ward, Rhonda Ward and Cynthia Deberry; Nedra Brown, who he treated as is daughter; a very special first cousin, Gayle Brown; his bonus son, Clifford Bromell, and special friends; you all know who you are and what you meant to him!
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Marlowe Branch Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Friday, November 3, 2023, at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel.