CHINA BROWN, daughter of the late Roman and Vera Watson, was born on September 6, 1915. God opened his arms and called her name on the evening of April 29, 2020 and she answered. We can assure that when the gates of heaven opened, we can hear God's voice, when he said welcome home my child, Well done, good and faithful servant! you have been faithful over a few things, and I will make you ruler over many. Come and share your master's happiness.
China was introduced to a young man by her brothers, his name was Ferman Brown, Sr. The two united in holy matrimony and this union was blessed three children, two daughters, Elsie, Gloria and one son Ferman Jr. who precede her in death. They relocated their family to Baltimore, Md.. They remained married for 50 years until his death in March 2, 1989.
She received her education in Clayton, North Carolina. She worked for Steel and Tin for a short time until she felt the need to be a full time mother for her three children.
China Brown accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She joined the Southern Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev.James R. Grant and she remained there under Rev. Nathaniel Higgs. In 1999, she moved her membership to Israel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. H. Walden Wilson, II, where she remained faithful and dedicated until her health begin to fail her.
China Brown was a true woman of God who had the heart of gold, who was truly humbled in spirit and had a true love for the Lord. She loved her family, she sacrificed and gave her life for her family and made them a priority. Perhaps she lived for them. She always made sure that they were taken care of and that they were provided for. You did not mess with her children. She was a such loving woman who was quiet, meek and mild and a smile that would light a room. Everyone hat really knew her, loved her. She along with her husband, helped to raise some of their grandchildren, and even some great-grandchildren.
Grandma China, was what her grandchildren called her. She never hesitated to tell her grands the rights from the wrong. She was always quoting her sayings such as; feed a person with a long handle spoon, give people their flowers while they can smell them, be careful how you treat people, because the one you treat bad may have to be the one that will have to bring you a glass of water. China Brown loved going to church, and she loved her some Rev. James Cleveland. She will be greatly missed by all.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her two daughters, Elsie and Gloria; eleven grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and thirty five great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
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