Jesse J. Brown, Jr., age 88, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Delmar Gardens Nursing Center in Chesterfield, Mo. He was born February 5, 1932 in Ellington, Mo., the son of Jesse J. Brown, Sr. and Lula Mae (Lane) Brown.
Jesse was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Proctor and Gamble in St. Louis for 10 years and operated Saw Mills in Dent County for many years.
He was married to Barbara Barrett November 10, 1955 in Piedmont and had lived in Piedmont for many years. He was a member of the Piedmont Masonic Lodge # 526 and the Friendship Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Jesse and Lula Mae Brown, a son in law, Larry Richerson, two brothers, Tyman Brown and Don Brown, and three sisters, Lorraine Brinkley, Judy Davis and Marge Wheatley.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara A. Brown, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., three children, Jessie Lashley and her husband Greg, of OFallon, Mo., Rhonda Richerson, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Tim Brown, of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Roy Brown, of Vulcan, Mo., two sisters, Lola Mae Talley, of Wynne, Ark., and Lois Roberts, of Arnold, Mo.
Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Andrew Lashley, Benjamin Lashley and his wife Ashley, Austin Brown, Westen Brown and Kameron Richerson, along with many nieces and nephews.
Jesse will be very deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Morrison Chapel in Piedmont with Pastor Don Hutto officiating. Jesse’s grandson, Benjamin Lashley provided special music and his daughter, Jessie Lashley gave a Eulogy. Tim Brown, Austin Brown, Greg Lashley, Andrew Lashley, Benjamin Lashley, Dennis Barrett, Bob DeSha and Mike Brown served as Pall Bearers. Westen Brown was an Honorary Pall Bearer. Military Honors were given at graveside by the US Army and Piedmont American Legion Post # 281 Honor Guard. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel.