Nathaniel Brown, 95, of Waukegan, Ill. and formerly of Helena-West Helena, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Waukegan.
He was born in Altheimer on April 3, 1918 to the late Howard and Jessie Brown. They later relocated to Phillips County and in Wabash. Nathaniel confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.
Nathaniel was a veteran of World War. He served two terms from 1943 to 1945 in the Philippines under General Douglas MacArthur. He worked at Mac Knight Mill for more than 30 years where he retired and became an entrepreneur, owning several businesses, among them, restaurantcafes and several car detail shops in Helena.
Nathaniel married Leola Brown 1942. To this union two children were born. Nathaniel was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Brown, his parents, Howard and Jessie Brown, a daughter, Verlene Brown, two sisters, Ida Evans and Alberta Washington, grandmother, Ida Betty, nephews, Timothy and Cleburn Washington, niece, Lennie Washington and Aaron Foster.
He leaves a daughter, Ethel Avery and a son, Nathaniel Brown, Jr. of Richman, Calif.; 32 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Patricia Ann Jackson of Pittsburg, Calif.; two sisters, Geneva Liddell of Waukegan and Jessie Mae Foster of Oakland, Calif.; two special nephews, Melvin Washington and Johnny (Jenette) Washington; a special niece, Berida (Leroy) Williams of Waukegan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 10 at First Baptist Church in Midland Heights. Rev. L.T. Mapp will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services.
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