James L. Brown was born November 12, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to the late Lemon Brown and Bessie Mae Burst. He was the fifth child of six children. Two sisters, Georgie and Maggie and four brothers, Calvin, Charles, Lawrence, James and Ernest. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, California in 1974. In 1997, James and his wife Evelyn decided to uproot from Los Angeles to start a new life in Texas. Upon arriving, James knew there was somewhere else they should be. By the grace of God, James was led to Middletown, Ohio where they started their new life. James worked at Advanced Engineering until he retired. After retirement, he became Self-Employed and later opened his business at Turtle Creek Flea Market in Monroe, Ohio and moved it to Trader's World as “J.B One of a Kind Collectibles.” This was one of his proudest accomplishments. He dedicated his life to his wife, family and friends. He loved mentoring his great grand-son, helping people in need and praying for the sick. His smile was put on the faces of many strangers. He was a member of Faith United Church in Middletown.
He leaves behind his devoted wife Evelyn Dinkins Brown, daughters Angel Brown, and Tonia Foster-Turner (Robert), two sons Derrick and Devon Mitchell (Endache), three brothers Calvin, Charles, and Ernest (Allison); and a niece that is more like a sister Eleanor Brown – Gordon; eleven grand-children and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
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