Deacon Henry Brown Morristown Obituary

Deacon Henry Brown

<p>Deacon Henry “Beres” Brown was born on April 10, 1958, to Ivy May Brown, in Portland, Jamaica. He departed this life on the evening of Wednesday, January 31, 2024, surrounded by the love of his Savior and family.&nbsp;<br></p><p><br></p><p>Beres, as he was lovingly called, was known to be very quiet and reserved, he knew exactly what and who he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. He pursued his wonderful caring wife Lilleitha “Velma” and later married her on August 9, 1986. He then migrated to the United States in 1988 and together they established their home in Morristown, New Jersey. The union produced two amazing sons, which he was extremely proud of, Gregory and Nathaniel. Their 38 years of marriage was one of true devotion and commitment bound in the love of Christ.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Deacon Brown accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age, was baptized, and united with First Holiness Church in New Eden, Portland, Jamaica West Indies. He was an active servant and disciple there prior to migrating to the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Deacon Brown was a co-founder of the First Holiness Church which started in 1992. He and the saints started out worshipping at his home. As the church expanded, they moved first to Garden Street and then to their current location here on Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls. He was a dedicated and devoted member, a true servant of God. At First Holiness Church, Deacon Brown’s main ministries were serving as a Trustee and assisting in pastoring.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Deacon Brown came from humble beginnings. While he never graduated from college, he was still a scholar extraordinaire having earned his degree in honest living and Christian fortitude. He exhibited a work ethic that was exemplary and allowed him to provide for his family consistently above measure. In 35 years of dedicated service at Green Village Packing Company, he’s recognized as never calling in sick or missing a day of work. Gregory and Nathaniel remember him getting up every day at 4:00 a.m. to go to work. No matter what he had to do and how late he was up the night before, he would always say “mi haffi guh a work”.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Beres was gentle, soft spoken and kind natured. He was a loving and committed husband, a supportive and proud father, a protective and loving brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Though not given to public displays of affection, his love for his wife, Velma, knew no boundaries; they were inseparable. Beres was truly committed to God and had daily worship and prayer in their home. He had a passion for praying and anyone who knew him knew that you just had to say the word and he would pray for you, and his prayers were powerful. He would even make house calls to pray for anyone who asked him. Deacon Brown’s ministry through prayer touched many and allowed others to see his love for God. Beres loved his family and spent quality time with them. During their interactions, he was quiet and reserved, but he was also a disciplinarian and no-nonsense. If he had something to say, he would be sure to say it. You were also sure to see his signature smile. Beres was ready to go home to the Lord. In his final hours, he asked for Matthew 10 to be read aloud. He then prayed that God would cover and protect his family, friends and church. He said goodnight and went home to be with the Lord.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Beres enjoyed traveling to Canada to visit his beloved sister, Donna. He also liked traveling to Jamaica, Milwaukee and Florida to visit family and friends. He enjoyed eating his wife’s cooking, which she always made with love. Escovietched red snapper was his favorite.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Deacon Henry “Beres” Brown fought a good fight, finished his course and kept his faith. As a Christian soldier of the cross, he has left a great legacy and indelible footprints on the sands of time. We are confident that he has joined his Savior in the great beyond!</p><p><br></p><p>Beres was predeceased by his mom, Ivy; and his Aunt Ethebelle and Uncle Lorraine with whom he lived as a teenager. Beres leaves to cherish his memory, his loving, devoted wife, Velma; loving son, Gregory and his wife, Sharoni; loving son, Nathaniel; his beautiful sister, Donna and her husband, Glen; Pastor Walker and Brother Renny who were like brothers to him; Elder Vincent Walker who was like a father to him; the Bond family; aunts, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.</p><p><br></p><p>REST IN PEACE!</p><p><br></p><p>Let the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
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Hyacinth Afflick
February 16
With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Deacon Brown, may your soul rest in peace.

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Marcia Phillips-McLean
February 15
I remember my cousin Beres as an unassuming, gentle, caring, loving youth who grew up to display the same qualities as a man. I remember your soft yet penetrating eyes, and that coy yet inviting smile. I know I always had a soft spot in my heart for you.
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Rowe Funeral Home
February 13
The Staff of Rowe Funeral Home extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers provide comfort for your family during this difficult time.
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Tracy
February 16
To the Brown family, and extended family and friends my deepest condolences to you. Bro Beres will be truly missed he was always gentle with a beautiful smile and an amazing neighbor. Sleep on until Jesus comes to take you home.