Pearline Vaughn Brown

Sunrise: August 5, 1930

Sunset: January 23, 2021

Pearline Vaughn was born on August 5, 1930 to the late Haywood and Mayetta Vaughn in Norfolk, Virginia. She was married to the late Tilmon Brown, Sr.; and to this union 5 loving children were born. At an early age Pearline professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined First Pentecostal United Holy Church, where she was a long-time dedicated member. Pearline was a virtuous and God-fearing woman who raised her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to love, honor, and serve the Lord. She loved talking about the goodness of Jesus to all she came in contact with. Her life was an example of the bible verse: “Trust in the Lord with all heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge HIM, and He shall direct your paths.”

Flying on the wings of an angel, Pearline left this world and claimed her crown on January 23, 2021. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of all who came to know her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tilmon Brown, Sr.; daughter, Sheila Brown; brothers, Haywood Vaughn, Jr., Willie Vaughn, Cornelius Vaughn, and Langford Vaughn; sisters, Vivian Ashby, Julia Sykes, and Rosa Hines.

Pearline is survived by her daughter, Diane Herrien; sons, Tilmon Brown, Jr. (Bessie), Jerome Brown (Faye), and Maurice Brown (Cynthia); grandchildren, Jerome Brown, Jr., Vernesha Brown, Lakeisha Brown, Monica Brown, Shakeila Brown, Tiffany Brown Montaque, Brittany Herrien, Corey Brown, and Eric Herrien; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will all miss her dearly.


Viewing Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Mechelle Everett says

    Sorry for your loss, Diane.
    Your Mom is in a better place! I know you will miss her,but God knows best!❤u. I will keep you and the Family in our prayers! Apostle & Minister Lawrence &Mechelle Everett.

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    Tony Clemons says

    To the Brown family. I was so sad to here the news your Mom was a very special lady. May the love of those around you and the love of God, help you through the days ahead.

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    Greg Boone says

    Heartfelt condolences to the Brown family. Praying for peace and comfort during these difficult days.

    Greg & Jocelyn Boone.

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    Alice Elliott says

    To Maurice and his family my condolences to you. May the Holy Spirit give you peace and comfort.

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    Michelle Hinton Highsmith says

    To The Brown Family, we were saddened to hear of Mrs. Pearline passing. She was indeed loved by many and she was a fixture and pillar at First Pentecostal UHC and the community. Our family (Hinton’s) grew up with The Brown, Vaughn, Ashby, and Hines family. We will never forget Mrs. Pearline she was a beautiful and classy Woman of God and she will be missed. To Tim, Jerome, Maurice, and Diane we are praying that the love and peace of God will surpass your understanding during this hour. The Hinton’s send their blessings and love to you all.❤️???

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    Valerie Jackson says

    My Lord, place the Angel’s of strength around the Brown’s family and let them know that the peace of the lord is with them all, We were raised up in the Hill’s and your mothers face was the first to welcome us in the Community. We love you all and if there is anything day or night that we can help you through this We are here for the family.
    The Jackson and Howell Family

    Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    2. I will say of the Lord,
    He is my refuge and my fortress:
    my God: in him will I trust.

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    Debbie E Peppers says

    To The Brown Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Please know that your friends love you and are here for you. May God give you peace and comfort as you grieve. My deepest condolences. Debbie E Peppers (RVA)

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    Vyone Key says

    To the Brown family; May those moments that shone so brightly be the memories that quietly comfort you now and in the days ahead. My family and I pray that you can feel God’s loving around and His gentle hand wiping away your tears and His warm kiss letting you know He is here along with your Loving Mother

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    Donald L. Hargrove says

    T0 the Brown Family:My thoughts and prayers are with you.Peace and comfort to you. My. deepest sympathy.
    Donald L. Hargrove

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    Patricia Brazell says

    To Diane and family,
    Your mother was a beautiful lady. Her smile, such a beautiful smile, every time I would see her at church. We are all blessed to have known her.
    Sister Brazell

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    Graylon Knighten says

    As I view your mothers picture, I see YOU. I see where you got your
    pleasing personality from. Although I never met her, I am sure she lives on through you. I know she wants you to continue to be strong
    and look out for all the family doing these difficult times.

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    Brittany Herrien says

    On Behalf of the Brown and Herrien family we would like to extend our greatest thanks and appreciation for all the prayers, kind words and warm gestures during this difficult time. We would also like to send a special thanks to Metropolitan Funeral Service for going above and beyond to give great customer service as well as support with Mrs. Brown’s Homegoing Celebration of life thank you once again we love you all !!!!

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