Funeral services for Artelia Brown will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug.26, 2017 at New Haven M.B. Church.

Funeral services for Artelia Brown will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug.26, 2017 at New Haven M.B. Church. Rev. Rodney D. Corbin will officiate. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Brown's Eternal Light Chapel.

Artelia Brown was born April 10, 1935 in Turner to Q.T. Hunt and Elnora King. 

Artelia confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Trenton. She attended school at Trenton.

 She later moved to Lexa,where she joined St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member. Artelia joined New Haven Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a church mother and continued her service until her death.

Artelia married James T. Brown in June 1949 and to this union 11 children were born.

Artelia is preceded in death by her father, Q. T. Hunt, her mother, Elnora King, a son, Melvin Brown, three brothers, Alvin King, Eddie King, and Samuel King, grandchildren, Kenneth Brown, Kevin Heard, Tiffany Brown Gaines, and Lakendra Brown and a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Brown.

Artelia transitioned to her final resting place on Aug 16, 2017 at her home in Helena-West Helena.

She leaves to cherish her memory, James T. Brown; two daughters, Bertha Brown Wilborn of Helena-West Helena, Gloria (John) Marshall, a special son-in-law, of Lexa; six sons, James C. Brown of Chicago, Illinois, Samuel (Clara) Brown of Jacksonville, Sonny( Tina) Brown of Helena-West Helena, Gene( Joyce) Brown of Lexa, Larry (Lula Mae) Brown of Memphis, Tennessee, Steve (Mary) Brown of Davenport, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Louise King of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Eddie Mae King Little of Michigan, Rose King (Greg) Evans of Maryland; three brothers, Oliver King of Chicago, Rufus King of Blytheville,Lewis (Pete) King of California; a goddaughter; Bonnie Redd, a goddaughter and caretaker whom she loved dearly; Emma Lucas, a special friend, Arlene Sims; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, New Haven Church mothers, and many dear friends.