James Wesley Brown, 90, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his residence. He was a devoted and loving husband of Elma Louise Lloyd Brown for 59 years. Born on December 1, 1928, in Pera, Va., he was the son of the late John William Brown and the late Rosa Henson Brown. James retired from Leighton Heel Shoes as a machine operator. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. James was a faithful member of Monroe Church of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elmo Brown; and sisters, Eva Mason, Evelyn Staton, and Frances Foster. James is survived by his wife, Elma Lloyd Brown; sister-in-law, Mary Brown; numerous loving nieces, nephews, and other family members. The family would like to thank Seven Hills Home Health and Hospice for providing exceptional care during his illness and special thank you to his nurses and caregivers, his niece- Rosa Campbell, Alice Powell, Pam Walshaw, and Bridget Alexander. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and also at other times at the residence and at other times at the residence. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor James Witten officiating. Interment followed at Allwood Cemetery. For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family would like you to consider Monroe Church of God, General Fund, 154 Rothwood Rd., Monroe, VA 24574.
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