Obituary

Earlie Jennings Brown, born on June 20, 1935 to the late Elvira Scott Lake and Fred Jennings in Crewe, Virginia. She was raised in Richmond, VA and attended Armstrong High School.

At an early age, Earlie gave her life to Christ at Fourth Baptist Church of Church Hill in Richmond, VA. She transferred her membership to Peace Missionary Ministry Baptist Church in New Britain, CT. under the leadership of Rev. Jerva Barger.

She was married to the late Bernard Gilpin Calhoun Brown Sr. and from this union four children were born. After living in Richmond for several years she and her family relocated to New Britain, CT.

Earlie, began her career in a variety manufacturing positions; retiring as Supervisor of Printing for the Town of West Hartford after 26 years of service. She was an avid bowler, (bowling in three different leagues) over a span of 35 years. Her favorite past time included Off Track Betting, playing cards, cooking, baking and fishing. Her most favorite was spending time with her children and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Jennings, his wife, Harriet Jennings and son-in-law, Clarke Allen. Earlie is survived by three sons and their wives, Bernard G. Brown Jr. (Eartha) of Richmond, VA, Michael A. Brown Sr. (Jennifer) of Middletown, DE and Carl D. Brown (Patricia) of West Hartford, CT and her only daughter, Diana B. Allen of Bowie, Maryland. Six grandsons; Michael Jr., Broderick, Travis Sr., Bernard III, Marques Brown and Corey S. Williams. Four granddaughters; Tamika Copeland,Tamiko B. Williams, Trina Massey and Shannon Brown. Twenty-eight great grandchildren with one as her “assistant special care-giver” Little Miss Imara K. Brown and three great-great grandchildren. One special Aunt Beluah White of Windsor, CT. She also leaves one devoted nephew, Dariel Jennings and his wife Jacqueline, who faithfully helped take care of her when she lived in West Hartford, CT; her devoted cousin Archie Daniels Jr. of Richmond, VA and a host of family and friends. Earlie leaves behind a very special devoted confidant, friend and caregiver, Patti Brubaker-Taylor.