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Nazerene Brown, 90, of Lexington Park died July 22, 2012.
Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Athens, Ga., she was the eldest of the late Rev. Fred D. Brown and Florence Bernard Brown’s six children.
She and her siblings grew in a home with strong Christian principles. At an early age she accepted Christ as her lord and savior. She was educated in the public schools in Charlotte, N.C.
In 1947, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. During her stay in New York she united with the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith. She devoted her life to the service of God. She exemplified a true spirit of Christian love and dedication to spreading the word of Jesus Christ. She later was licensed and ordained with ministerial credentials.
She was a traveling evangelist, preacher and teacher. She lived a short while in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Wherever she resided, she was always active in prison ministry.
In 1983, she moved to Lexington Park, where she continued her service to spreading the word. For 22 years she served as a volunteer at Chesapeake Shores nursing home. She taught Bible study, played piano for worship services and ministered individually to the residents. Her deeds and devoted service will remain her legacy to those she helped, served and loved. Her life was spent giving of herself to others, even during her illness. God blessed her with a long, fruitful, exuberant life.
She is survived by one brother, Willie Brown (Dorothea) of Philadelphia; three nieces, Elizabeth Miller (Robert Sr.), Thomasina Wilson and Teressa Brown; one nephew, Douglas Brown (Tiffany); four great-nieces, Lisa Miller, Mecca Brown, Aila Brown and Maya Lassiter; three great-nephews, Robert Sr., Delano Miller (Tishema) and Nathan Wilson; cousins, Fred Johnson (Brenda), Gloria Sykes (Linwood), Douglas Plummer and Myra Brown; and a host of relatives, friends and extended family.
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Living Hope First United Pentecostal Church in Lexington Park, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Jerald Staten. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.