Whitesburg KY

Funeral services held for Pastor Joe Martin Brown

Funeral services for Pastor Joe Martin Brown, 65, of Neon, were held May 21 at the Neon Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the McRoberts Community Cemetery.

Born in Fleming-Neon, he was a son of the late John and Pauline Smith Brown. He was the father of the late Joey Ray Brown and Teddy Dewayne Brown, and a brother the late Larry Dean Brown. He died May 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Pastor Brown was a dedicated Christian minister and pastor of the Neon Pentecostal Church for many years. He was well known and loved by many.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Carol Brown; two sons, Joseph Brown and wife Linda of Whitesburg, and Benjamin Brown and wife Doreena of Resaca, Ga.; two daughters, Diana Barron and husband Kenneth of Cromona, and Justina Neace and husband Brian of Jenkins; a daughter-in-law, Billiann Brown of Peebles, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Drayden Brown, Aleisha Brown, Dewayne Brown, Vella Brown, Shelly Barron, Emily Barron, Zachary Barron, Skyler Mullins, Kenneth Mullins, Braxton Blackburn, Brooke Blackburn and Shemeka Hall and husband Michael; a great-granddaughter, Desirae Lynn Hall; and a sister, Virginia Lee Meade.

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