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“Etta, Haven't seen you since school and sadden to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Avis Hackett Greer - Montross, VA

“To Carol and the Brown Family I will keep you in my prayers. Your mom is a big loss but and will be missed by many. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: BeBe Brown - Suitland, MD

“I'm so so sorry about your lost! Sometimes words aren't enough. Just Know She's In A Better Place & You Were Blessed To Have Had Her As Your Mother!...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Wade - NY, NY

“I'm so sorry to here this and send my deepest condolenses. I know I that I haven't known you long. But I feel like your family is apart of mine. Keep...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Shields - Washington DC, DC

“Carol, My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family. I saw this poem and I hope you like it. All Is Well Death is nothing at all, I...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Juanita Hayes - Fredericksburg, VA

“Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Like a bird singing in...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Nathan Hicks - Waldorf, MD

“To The Brown Family: I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Caroline, I know she is in heaven. It's wonderful that...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Wade, Blue Magic - NY, NY

“To the Browns: Your Mom was my second Mom. I love her, I miss her and she is Blessed. I know if God has any angles, she's first on the list. Bless...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Barbara Williams - MD

“Caroline: My dear friend. Condolences to you and your family. You know I think the world of your Mom. What a genuine beautiful personality and...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Kehinde Taiwo - Ft. Washington, MD

“Dear Family, We are here to express our deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. There are so many things that could be said about Ms....Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: The Lucas Family - Colonial Beach, VA

“My dear friend i am sorry for your loss, mom is ok, she is with our father looking down at us saying i am with my lord with peace, love,no pain, no...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Governor Latson Jr. - MD

“Well,like I told Carolyn for many years Mrs Brown was niceest to me than any outher girlfriends,or mother n law's,Iv'e ever had or seen in other...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Nick - Riverside, CA

“may god bless you all and keep you safe ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: henry manning - wash dc, DC

“My condolences.... ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Rick Easley - Mt. Rainier, MA

“Hi Caroline, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You have been a great daughter to stand beside your mom when she was ill. My prayers go out...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Lanette West-Johnson - Frederick, MD

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Keep your hand in God's hand and He will see you through. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Katherine Roy - Montross, VA

“I'm sorry for your loss. I know how close you and your Mom were, call me if you need anything. 202-253-4947. Love Always, Gerry ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Gerald L glover - Wahington DC, DC

“To: Carolyn Brown and Family I wish to express my deepest sympathy during your loss. I was not afored the opportunity to get to know your mother...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Sharron Worley - Capitol Heights, MD

“Bernice & Family, My family and I extend our prayers and sympathy to you during this time of sorrow. God will give you the strength to carry on. ...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Liz Ashton - Colonial Beach, VA

“didnt really get to no mrs. brown that well but new she was well loved by her family and friends. may God bless you and your family. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: james harrod - lusby, MA

“To Caroline Brown and family, I extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of someone that you held so dear. That you were there when she needed you and...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Marshall - Washington, DC

“Bernice (and Brown Family): You have our heartfelt sympathy in the going home of Rodester. Just know that she is in our Father's House and oh what...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Edward & Betty Mitchell - VA

“Bernice & family our prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your mother. We know you loved her but God loved her more. ...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Darryl Scott - king george, VA

“Bernice&Family,Our prayer and thought's are with you, and that you will find spiritual strenght each day. I know Ms Rodester is now living in her new...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Lilliemae Tate - Colonial Beach, VA

“With trusted prayers of peace and care in the most trying hour at hand. Keith A.Ridley,IV Ridley Funeral Estab.Inc Washington,DC ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Keith A. Ridley,IV - Washington,, DC

“To The Brown Family, I am very sorry to read about Ms. Rodester's passing. Know that all of you are in my prayers. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Candace (Canay) - oxon hill, MD


Rodester Brown affectionately known as "Roe" was born on November 17, 1930 to the late Bessie E. Brown-Pierce. She was educated in the Westmoreland County Public School System. Rodester joined First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, VA at an early age under the leadership of Rev. L.C. Charles. She was a member of the Gospel Chorus, where she served as secretary and president for a number of years. Rodester worked various jobs in her adult life, but she retired from Lee Contractor Cleaning Services of Dahlgren, VA after a number of years. She spent her time as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She has been a faithful servant for the Lord, signing his praises, being helpful to others until her health began to decline. Rodester went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 29, 2010, surrounded by her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her mother Bessie E. Brown-Pierce, two sons Charles and Allen Brown, a sister Ethel Shanklin, and great-grandson Charles Brown. Rodester leaves to cherish her memory four daughters: Etta Jalloh (Allieu) of Washington, DC, Brenda Hayes (John Wayne), Bernice Brown of Colonial Beach, VA, and Caroline Brown of Capitol Heights, MD; 2 sons Randolph Brown (Sheline) of Ft. Washington, MD and Donald Brown (Michelle) of Lawton, OK; a daughter-in-law: Patricia Brown of Charleston. SC.; one sister: Deloris Pierce; brother-in-law: Charlie Shanklin; two uncles; Edward Brown (Bernice) of Colonial Beach, VA and Joshua Brown (Matilda) of Washington, D.C.; two aunts: Elmira Watts of Colonial Beach, VA and Virginia Brown of MD; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren; special friends: Ms. Maurice Johnson, Thomas "Tommy" Brown, Vanessa Brown, Doris Rhodes, Bernard Dudley, Mary Dudley and her signing partner she called her "Angel" Burkett Lyburn; two Godchildren; Tonji Hayes and Constance Pierce and host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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