Linwood Brown, Jr.
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Obituary of Linwood Brown, Jr.

Mr. Linwood Lloyd Brown, Jr., 80, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on April 10, 2018, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church Father Charles Buccantini officiating. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.

Lloyd was born on January 9, 1938, to Linwood and Effie Brown in Eupora, MS. On June 11, 1962, he married Josephine Amelia Ferri in Cleveland, MS. He cherished his elementary school years at Hill Demonstration School which was located on the campus of Delta State Teacher’s College, and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1955. He received his BS in Biology in 1959 then pursued his Masters in Biological Sciences in 1980, both from Delta State University in Cleveland. Lloyd worked for the MS State Board of Health with the Bolivar County Health Department for 20 years and retired with the MS State Board of Heath. He also worked with MS Game and Fish Commission and the director of the Bolivar County Civil Defense for many years. He adored his children and grandchildren; and they all adored him. He was so happy that his seven children went on to receive a college degree. Every member of his beloved family held a special place on his lap and in his heart. Lloyd took especially great care of his loving wife, Josephine, and they would have been happily married for 56 years in June.

Lloyd was an avid hunter and loved being outdoors spending time with his sons, grandsons, and many friends. He not only loved to hunt but more so loved the fellowship along the way. Lloyd was a man of faith and loved his church, Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church. He also cared deeply for his Cleveland High School class of 1955 and Ole Miss Rebels!

Lloyd was an Eagle Scout and worked as a counselor at camp Tallaha in high school and college. He was so proud that his son Joey and two grandsons, Philip and Jacob earned the Eagle Rank.  He loved his PineHill Hunting Club in Lexington, MS and he especially loved traveling to Ozona, TX to hunt with his dear friend, John Sledge, at the “Famous Sledge Ranch”.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Linwood Lloyd and Effie Lee Brown and daughter, Leigh Ann Brown Janoush.

Lloyd is survived by his beloved wife, Josephine Ferri Brown of Cleveland; daughters, Kerri Brown Mosco (Henry) of Cleveland, Joni Brown Cole (Louis) of Marietta, GA, Kim Brown Westerfield (Andrew) of Merigold, and Bonni Brown Corley (Drew) of Madison; sons, Linwood Lloyd Brown, III (Beverly) of Olive Branch and Joey Albert Brown (Stephanie) of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Samuel McAfee Davis, James Monroe Wynne Westerfield, Jon Andrew Wynne Westerfield (Kirsten), Louis Philip Cole, Austin Brown Cole, Alexis Leigh Janoush, Maggie Brown Mosco, Jacob Henry Mosco, Ann Amelia Cole, Hailey Carol Brown, Hannah Linleigh Brown, Molli Brown Corley, Juleigh Jeanette Cole, Luke Andrew Corley, and Davis Linwood Brown; great granddaughter, Ella Grace Westerfield; and sisters, Helen Brown Jackson (Charles) of Cleveland, Audrey Brown Blackwell of Amite, LA, and Robert Ann Brown Shurden of Cleveland.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Davis, Jack Westerfield, Jon Westerfield, Philip Cole, Austin Cole, Jacob Mosco; and sons-in-law, Andrew Westerfield, Henry Mosco, Louis Cole and Drew Corley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jody Correro, Gillie McKibben, John Sledge, Homer Sledge, Nevin Sledge, Lanis Hancock, Charles Jackson, Roy Stubbs, Phil Correro, Bill Baird, and the members of the PineHill Hunting Club in Lexington.