Arthur Jerome Brown
Arthur Jerome Brown
  • September 22, 1940 - November 1, 2017
  • Wilson, North Carolina

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Arthur Jerome Brown, 77, went to his heavenly reward Wednesday, November 1, 2017 with family at his side.

Jerry Brown as he was known by his family and friends was born September 22, 1940 in Wilson, NC. His father was the late Fred Brown. His mother and step-father was the late Sarah Tyndall O’Briant and Arthur “Smiley” O’Briant. He joined the U.S. Navy and served for six years. Jerry was a locksmith for over 50 years at Smiley O’Brien’s Locksmith Shop.

Along with his parents Smiley and Sarah O’Briant, and Fred Brown, Jerry was preceded in death by a son “Little Jerry” Brown, brother, Bobby Tyndall, and his Uncle, Joe Brown.

Among those to remember his life and mourn his passing include his wife of 57 years Carolyn Johnson Brown of the home; one son Guy Clifton Brown and Marsha of Wilson; three daughters, Carol Perry and Husband Michael of Rocky Mount, Angela Brown of Wilson and Susan Cooper McLaughlin and husband Phillip of Wilson; brothers, Billy O’Briant, David O’Briant and Johnny O’Briant; six sisters, Wynona Adams, Kathy Smith, Robin O’Briant, Joan May all of Wilson, Linda Freas of St. Petersburg, Fl and Darlene Hylton of California; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and several neices and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 evening at 4:00-6:00 pm at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home. Services will follow at 6:00 pm with military honors. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations to be made to Carolyn Brown to go towards expenses.

Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home served the family.