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Nadine Elizabeth Brown

May 1, 1926 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 95)


Ms. Nadine Elizabeth Holloway Brown the last of five siblings blessed to the late Mrs. Lee Ethel and Mr. Herschel Holloway on May 1, 1926. Raised as the “Apple of her daddy’s eye” until age 15. What a joy it was to reunite with her mother in a Christian home with an infectious environment of nurturing love and caring spirit.

At an early age she accepted Christ and was baptized in Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Her beautiful Soprano voice in Choir #1 radiated in sound. Our loving mother, was kind, compassionate and gentle, a Grannie, a friend and a Christian mother to many. We will all miss her words of encouragement and her kind soothing sweet voice very much. She tirelessly worked various jobs, while providing the necessities for her four children. Witnessing to many at Johnny Springleton enriched her Christian journey.

She served as an advocate for the Lord no matter your status, race or creed. Her over 47-year career at American National Bank in San Marco begin with Grandpa Flynn. Her loving admiration for her colleagues and customers substantially increased our family. She was known as the “Orange Juice Lady” at the bank. If you didn’t care for orange juice upon arrival, when you departed you loved it. It was due to her dedication as a Christian, to working in God’s vineyard and serving mankind.

In 2005 her health became a challenge, her strong willed and belief in God was greatly activated as she knew and understood the battle wasn’t hers, but, the Lord’s. She served faithfully on the Deaconess Board, Seekers of Truth, Fulfillment Hour, Women’s Ministry and Young at Heart. She wasn’t a driver, however, certainly enjoyed traveling to Bermuda, Jamaica, Las Vegas, Canada, many states and various places.

On July 11, 2021 at 7:12 A.M. Our Heavenly Father relieved her from ICU, pain, tears, pills and falls. After 95 years of service, courage, strength and abiding faith in God…. Peace became Still. Upon her Heavenly arrival were her mother and father; brother, Johnnie; sisters, Roxie, Queen, and Mercedine; granddaughter Monica Brown whom transitioned on July 9, 2021; aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Forever loving, cherishing, and holding close to our Hearts are sons, Eddie J. Brown, Jr. (Dorothy), Henry J. Brown (Jacqueline), Howard O Flynn; and daughter, Valerie Flynn-Randolph (Tony); seven grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; three nephews; one sister-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Farewell to a life well lived, “Take your rest Mom as you sleep well”!!!

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July 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
2212 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Home Going Service
July 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
2010 Westmont Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Interment Following Service
July 31, 2021

Jerusalem Church Cemetery
Flesher Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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