Claude Andrew Brown
Claude Andrew Brown
  • March 18, 1948 - December 17, 2017
  • Hazel Green, Alabama

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March 18, 1948 - December 17, 2017

Claude Andrew Brown, 69, of Hazel Green was called home to the Lord on Sunday, December 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Lucille Lightfoot Brown; and one brother, Robert Patton, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dessa Nesmith Brown; son, Andre Maurice Brown; brother, Kenneth Brown; and two sisters, Rosa Cartwright and Lilra Brown; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He retired from Bellsouth. Claude was a long time member of Fellowship of Faith Church where he served as a Deacon. Pallbearers will be Deacons from Fellowship of Faith and Flower bearers will be the ladies of the church.

You may visit with the family at Valhalla Funeral Home on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Troy Gardner, will be held in Valhalla Funeral Home's chapel on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm. Interment will immediately follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. You may sign his guest registry at


Committed to God's Word and work.

Loving husband,father, family member, and friend.

Accepting of others and their choices.

Uniquely created and gifted by God.

Dedicated to the task at hand even to serving Honorably in Vietnam.

Encouraged young people to stay in school, do well in life, contribute to society, and live for Christ.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

Neighborly and well thought of in his church and community.

Determined to make a difference in this world and he did.

Rejoiced in God's new mercies each and every day.

Eternity-minded and even now that his earthly journey has ended, his Spirit bids us to make our calling and election sure.

Work ethic impeccable whether for God or man.

Bold Believer in Jesus' incarnation, ministry, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension on high.

Revered God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy


Overjoyed that his family circle would never be broken.

Well done good and faithful servant.

Never let go of his wife's hand as they held on to God's

unchanging hand.