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In the early morning hours of October 13, 2023, our beloved Tony A. Brown, born on April 1, 1943, in the humble town of Valley, Alabama, was called home to be with the Lord. Tony, a man of great faith and love, passed away peacefully at his residence, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, friendliness, and unwavering faith.
Tony was a devoted husband to his wife of 29 years, Ella Ann Brown. Their love story was one of deep affection and mutual respect, a testament to their shared faith and commitment. Tony was a loving grandfather to Michael Davis, Emily Davis Fowls (William), William Walker, Sr., and Rachael Walker. His great-grandchildren, Jaley Johnson, Kayla Johnson, William Walker, Jr., Michael Davis, Jr., and Brice Walker, brought him immense joy and pride. Tony was also a cherished brother to Rebecca Jackson, Annette Freeman, and Larry Brown, and a beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. His family was his greatest treasure, and he loved them all dearly.
He was preceded in death by his children, Tony A. Brown, Jr., Jeffery Brown, Sheila Cox, Chris Walker, and Ronald Walker.
Tony was a hardworking man, dedicated to providing for his family. He spent nearly four decades working for West Point Pepperell at the Fairfax Mill, demonstrating his commitment and loyalty. After his time at the mill, Tony continued to work at Kleen-Tex in LaGrange, Georgia, for several years until his well-deserved retirement. His work ethic was admirable, and he was respected by all who had the pleasure of working alongside him.
Tony's faith was the cornerstone of his life. He was a god-fearing man who found solace and strength in his relationship with the Lord. He attended Three Pines Independent Church and experienced a profound spiritual awakening in the early 1990s at Fredonia Community Holiness Church. His faith was not just a part of his life; it was his life. Tony's faith-filled life was an inspiration to all who knew him, and his kindness and friendliness were the fruits of his deep-rooted faith.
Tony was a man of many interests, but his love for his family was paramount. He cherished every moment spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His home was filled with laughter, love, and the aroma of his wife's cooking, which he enjoyed immensely. Tony's love for his family was evident in his every action, and his devotion to them was unwavering.
In the words of the good book, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Tony A. Brown lived his life as a testament to these words. He was a kind, friendly, and faith-filled man who touched the lives of many. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those who loved him and knew him. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate his life, a life well-lived, filled with love, faith, and service.
May we find comfort in knowing that Tony is now at peace, resting in the arms of our Lord. His journey on this earth may have ended, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of those he loved. As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember Tony for the man he was - a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, a faithful friend, and a true servant of God. Rest in peace, Tony A. Brown. Your memory will forever be a blessing.
Funeral services for Tony will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Fairfax Cemetery. The Reverend Milford McClain and the Reverend Wayne Pricket will officiate. Tony’s family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM (EDT) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.
Please visit Tony's Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Tony, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.���
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.