District Missionary Jimmie Maye Brooks Brown of Dothan, Alabama departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the age of 80.
Jimmye Maye Brooks Brown was born on July 12, 1942 in Houston County, Alabama to the late Mabel and Jim Brooks and Annie Lee Garrett.
At an early age , she attended Cherry Street A.M.E. Church until the age of twelve and finally joined Allen Temple C.O.G.I.C. During this time as a young lady, she was very active in the ministry and activities of the church. Attending Sunday School, YPWW Bible Band, Home and Foreign Mission and worship services.
Although she was matured, she was called to the ministry as a Missionary and licensed under the leadership of Mother Howard from Birmingham, Alabama following the passing of Mother Willie Jewell Loman of the Samson District and her local church Piney Grove C.OG.I.C. of the Piney Grove Community. Mother Jimmye Brooks served as the Samson District Missionary for approximately thirty years appointed by Superintendent Joe Murry and Bishop W.S. Harris Bishop Mother Brown traveled throughout the United States of America, North, South, East and West attending National Conventions, Women’s Convention, Workshops and Leadership Conferences. Mother Brown enjoyed these traveling opportunities and bragged about them all the time.
Amongst her many accomplishments. She attended Carver High School in 1958 and met the love of her life; Mr. James Curtis Brown, Sr. during this time, they were joined in holy matrimony on August 15, 1958. During the early years of their marriage, she diligently worked in the workforce at the Dothan Hosiery Manufacturing Plant and Ansell Incorporated. After several years passed, she made a conscious decision to go back to school and obtain her Child Care License and become a certified home child care provider in her home. Mama Jimmye was one of the first child care providers in Dothan, Alabama.
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
During the early hours on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Mama Jimmye Maye Brooks Brown heard a voice and answered, she was changed from this mortal and eternal body to an immortal spiritual being. Though out hearts are broken, we understand and know that God is in control.
Predeceasing Jimmye in death are her parents: Mabel and Jim Brooks and Annie Lee Garrett, her brother: Howard Earl Brooks, Sr. and her sister: Dorothy Kimpson.
Mama Jimmye as she is affectionally known leaves to cherish her loving memories: her soulmate, devoted companion, husband and best friend of sixty-five years: Dr. James Curtis Brown, Sr.; children: Timothy (Barbara) Brown, Sr. of Montgomery, Alabama, Priscilla (Rodell) Chambers, Zipporah (Earsey) Knight, Dr. Stephanas (Terrial) White, James Brown, Jr. all of Dothan, Alabama, Stephen (Christina) Brown of Stockbridge, Georgia, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grand children; two sisters: Gladys Ann (Paul) Sago of Rockford, Illinois and Linda Faye Mack of Montgomery, Alabama; six sisters-in-law: Evelyn Sanders of Palmetto, Florida, Emma Brown of Eufaula, Alabama, Gwendolyn Crawford of Eufaula, Alabama, Arrie Pearl Petty of Montgomery, Alabama. Glenda Brooks of Dothan ,Alabama ; two brothers-in-law Israel Isaiah Brown of Eufaula, Alabama, William (Brenda) Brown, Sr. of Dothan, Alabama; a special and loving best friend: Mother Imogene Atkins of Enterprise, Alabama, a special friend and neighbor: Blondell McGlon of Dothan, Alabama, five special daughters: Blanche Siler, Lisa Sconiers, Stephanie Wingfield, Mary Casey and Angela Brown; one God daughter: Tameka Barrett; one Godson: Amilo McKnight; her New Bethel Church family, Samson District and the 2nd Jurisdictional of Alabama of the C.O.G.I.C., Light of the World Ministries, Piney Grove C.O.G.I.C., Allen Temple C.O.G.I.C., a host of nieces, nephews, family, other relatives and friends.
Matriarch, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, District Missionary, and friend.
All these titles she held and were referred to, with an abundance of honor, respect, and love. The wisdom, the kindness, the warmth, and the encouragement she gave is embedded in our memories and our hearts for each of us to cherish forever.
The smile, her embrace, the sentiments, her teachings, and her unwavering support will carry us through many generations. Be it resolved, In honor of Jimmye Brooks Brown and the legacy of love she leaves behind,
We will do better
We will love more
We will laugh more We will come together more
We will do much much more.
With love, Arrie and Maggie Brown Foundation