Funeral services were held Dec. 23, 2022, at Pen Oak Missionary Baptist Church, Silver Creek, for Hezekiah Brown, 99, who passed away Dec. 17 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Freddie DeShazer officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brown was born to the late Willie Brown Sr. and Josephine Martin Brown. He was a sergeant in the United States Army and served during World War II. Mr. Brown was a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. He dedicated his life to public service.
Mr. Brown is survived by a son, Hezekiah Brown II; four grandchildren, Hezekiah III, Kimberly Nicole, Terence, and Katelyn; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Margaret Scott Broadnax, Selma, Ala.; devoted friends, Lee, Geanell, and Arian Adams, Terry; and many other relatives and friends.