Don L. Brown
Don L. Brown was born February 4, 1974 to Geraldine Brown Morgan and Don L. Bolton in Joliet, Illinois. He made his transition suddenly on Sunday, June 28, 2020 and went home to be with our Lord.
At a very early age, Don expressed his desire in learning the Bible and about Jesus Christ. He attended Sunday School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He joined Mt. Zion under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Isaac Singleton, Sr. and was baptized. As Don went through life and experiences, he decided that he wanted to be re-baptized. He was baptized a second time by Rev. David G. Latimore at Mt. Zion Baptist. Don also visited and worshiped with other churches in the Lockport and Joliet areas, still seeking to gain and feed the desire of learning the Word of God.
Don attended early school at Beaumont in Mississippi; Cunningham in Joliet; Washington Jr. High and Joliet Central High School.
Don loved to spend time Ministering in Prayer with anyone and if you held his hands during one of those prayers, he would squeeze your hand so hard and tight.
Don was a published author; he loved to write and express his feelings. He authored “Poems of Love & Life Experiences” and was in the process of writing his second book.
Don’s hobbies were going on fishing trips, listening to music, and playing cards. More than that, he loved spending time with his children, grandson, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Every February 4th, he made his way to spend the day with his Uncle Melvin Bonds because they both shared the same birthdate of February 4th.
Don was preceded in death by one son, Nehemiah Brown; his father, Don L. Bolton; maternal grandparents, Jessie Mae Bonds and Velus Bonds, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Addie Ruth Bolton Hinton and Joseph A.C. Petties.
Don leaves to mourn his passing: daughters, Don’Monique Brown of Arlington, Texas, Diva Brown, Jaylen Brown, Don’Najah Brown and Antaysia Broadway all of Joliet, Illinois; sons, Don Brown, Jr., Donnell Brown, and Dontrell Brown, all of Joliet, Illinois.
His mother, Geraldine Brown Morgan and his sisters; Kellie Brown Lee, Jennifer Brown, and Brittany Morgan and Tonelle Robinson, all of Joliet, Illinois; Deneise Simmons of Gautier, Mississippi; Veronica Woods and Tracy Williams of D’lberville, Mississippi; Deidre Williams of Meridian, MS, Santana Williams and Tamara Williams of Biloxi, Mississippi; brothers, Donald Earl Woods of Beaumont, Mississippi and Emanuel Williams of Wilkerson County, Mississippi; special friends, Tamala Waddell-Clayton, Marcus Tyler and James “Turkey” Patrick; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
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