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Lydia Patricia Brown


Sunrise: April 21, 1956

Sunset: August 11, 2019

Lydia Patricia Brown was born April 21, 1956, in Norfolk, Virginia, to James Luther Brown, Sr. and Senner Mae Brown. She passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 due to a long illness. Affectionately known as Penny, she was raised in Carney Park in Norfolk, which is where she formed life long friends. Penny attended Granby High School and Norview High School, where she graduated. Penny worked off and on at an antique shop called Country Boys, where she developed a love for collecting knick knacks and antiques. She loved to share her trinkets with anyone that would accept. Her first love was of plants, flowers and landscaping, a role that she performed while working at Norfolk State University as a Trades Tech I from April 25, 2005 until she could no longer work, December 31, 2015 and then later retired.

Penny was a free spirit with a no-nonsense attitude on just about everything. She was witty with a big personality and if you didn’t want to know the truth, then don’t ask her. She enjoyed watching football and her Cowboys, but her favorite past time was watching the old black and white Westerns; morning, noon and night. Penny will be remembered by the hugs and kisses that she gave out to her family; always asking how you were and making you feel important at that very moment, her generous nature and her love of family and friends. Her spirit will forever remain in our hearts.

Lydia was predeceased by her son, Jason Eugene Brown, (Norfolk), father James Luther
Brown, Sr. (Norfolk), and maternal and fraternal grandparents. She is survived by her son, Justin Lewis Brown, (Norfolk), mother, Senner Mae Brown, (Norfolk), 3 brothers, James Avery Brown, Steven (Brenda) Brown, and James (Jackie) Brown, Jr, 2 sisters, Cynthia Y. Brown and Terri (Stanley) Woodson, 2 Aunts, Uncle, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew and many cousins and loved ones.

β€œFear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

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    Head, Edwards (Vanessa) TITUSTOWN, DIVEN STREET says

    Brown Family, The Lord cares and will comfort your hearts during this time and forever.

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    linda h barnes says

    To the Brown family,,I am SO sorry to hear about the passing of Penny.My prayers go out to the family.. May God Bless each and every one of you and may He give you all comfort in this very difficult time…With love Linda King Barnes and family

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      Margie Tatem says

      To the Brown family you have my deepest condolences during your time of brevence. I will miss my friend Penny and I know you will too. No more pain. She’s in a better place now. And to her son she always talk about you, she love you and her family. May god comfort you during this time. Margie Tatem and family

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    Marguerite Askew says

    Will miss you my dear neice. She was very unique and one of a kind. The sound of her laughter was catching and unforgettable. Gona miss my Penny Winny. Much Love, Aunt Marguerite

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    Anthony Spivey says

    Thanks for all of the memories Ms Penny Brown. I always remember your smile at Granby High. Always a fun person who enjoyed life. Take your rest Penny and know that a lot of people smiled because of you. Rest in Peace. Peanut

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      Deaconess Kimberly Davis, SCBC says

      Sister Senner and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers!! Look to God as the source of your strength, joy, and peace!!

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    Kimberly A. Brown says

    Kimberly A. Brown/The Brown Family
    On behalf of the Brown Family, we would like to extend our condolences to loss of your family member Mrs. Lydia Patricia Brown, known as “Penny Brown”.

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    Jo says

    Gone too soon. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. May your Mom Senner, son, brothers and all of our extended family keep you alive in heart and soul. If you hurt anyone in life, it wasn’t intentional..they forgive you.
    Rest in peace,
    Brown & Logan family

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    Jacquelyn Maddox says

    To the Brown family :
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God’s strength upon you. I am unable to be there, but please know I will be remembering you in my heart & prayers. Love to all of you, Jacquelyn Sampson Maddox

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    Linda Brown says

    To my Beloved Family The Browns Family. From the Family of The Late Robert (Shug)Brown and Mary Brown Family we send our deepest condolences..RIP Penny Brown πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸŒΉ

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    DeAnna Floyd Holmes says

    To the Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Penny. My you have memories for comfort and faith to ease your sadness.

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