BROWN William Bill Brown, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2017. He was a member of Deland Missionary Baptist Church. Bill retired from the United States Navy with 21 years of service. He went on to retire again from the United States Postal Service with 20 years of service in 2006. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 33 years, Vanette Brown; daughters, VanTriese Brown and Blondenia Tarver; sons, Predist and Michael Brown; stepson, Robert Clement; grandchildren, LaKeisha Howington, Jasmine Person, Cameron Tarver and Jamaree Spikes; five great-grandchildren; brother, Wilbert Brown (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Danette Mitchell (Michael); nephews and niece, Donald, Dewayne and Wayne Fauntleroy, Harrison and Tasha Brown; aunt, Barbara Ann Brookington; goddaughter, Samantha Mims, and a host of cousins and friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Deland Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Jammes Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210. Bill will rest in Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233, for the visitation of friends, Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial with full military honors will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218.
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