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Monday, 11 January 2021 16:06

Lindsay Wright "Deacon" Brown

Lindsay Wright “Deacon” Brown, age 81, of Lawrenceville, VA, passed away at his home on Monday, January 11, 2021. Born in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Rexwell Lee and Roxie Mae Lane Brown. Deacon was a friendly man who never met a stranger. He was farmer for most of his life and loved all of his animals, including his cows and Tennessee Walking Horses, but was especially fond of his dogs, Lucky and Teddi. In his earlier years, Deacon was a regional race car driver and made many lifelong friendships across Virginia and North Carolina. He also enjoyed racing go karts and was happy to teach interested young folks about the sport. In addition to these things, he was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Frances Pearson Brown; his children, Cynthia Lynne Koon (Lee), Kenneth Michael Brown, William Rexwell Brown; grandchildren, Candace Francis (Tommy Hollowell), Katrina Dix (Aaron), Shannon Smith (Max), Millie Rayne Brown, and Gavin Deacon Brown; a brother, Wayne Brown; and a very special friend, Debbie Smith. A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery (the old church cemetery) on Ankum Road in Gasburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Central Rescue Squad, PO Box 386, Gasburg, VA 23857. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Danny Adams Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:55 posted by Danny Adams

    I’m Sorry For The Brown Family Upon Hearing of His Passing He was a Great Friend To Me I Worked With Him At MMWright always Remember His Stories on Life Raceing,Farming,Hunting,Karting He Will B Missed Not Many Like Him!

  • Comment Link Kenny King Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:43 posted by Kenny King

    We have lost a great friend and the racing world lost a great man. Mr. Brown was a stock car driver, kart driver and race team owner. He funded and helped many young people get started in Karting. He was my friend and fellow Christian. He called most folks Boo. With this in mind, hey Boo we will miss you.

  • Comment Link Patty Johnstone Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:37 posted by Patty Johnstone

    My sincere condolences to Mary and Lyndsay’s family. I met Lyndsay just over a year ago when my uncle, one of his closest friends, Joe Bittman, passed away. Lyndsay was right there helping us do what needed and knew exactly what my uncle would want. He went above and beyond. We spent hours listening to his stories. He took my uncle’s wagon and used it to give wagon rides to the children. Lyndsay, you will be missed, your stories will be missed. Matt will miss you.
    I spoke to Lyndsay last just after Christmas and he said he really missed my uncle Joe pretty bad. Well,I just know that you and uncle Joe are up there looking down on your family and friends now. Godspeed

  • Comment Link Jack and Charli Kepics Tuesday, 12 January 2021 13:42 posted by Jack and Charli Kepics

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family, Since we moved to So. Brunswick Lindsey was always there if you needed him or just there for morale support and friendship, he will be truly missed. Our thought and prayers are with the family in this time of distress, and also with Lucky the little dog. Sleep well my friend, fair winds and following seas on your journey.

  • Comment Link Dean Hamblen Monday, 11 January 2021 21:55 posted by Dean Hamblen

    Truly a Southern gentleman. I shod horses for Lindsay for many years and will never forget those good ole days. I got to see and talk to him in July and we reminisced about those days and I will never forget the last words he spoke to me as I was leaving that day, he said “I love you Dean Hamblen”. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Marry, William and the Brown Family. My condolences, Dean Hamblen

  • Comment Link Dean Hamblen Monday, 11 January 2021 21:43 posted by Dean Hamblen

    Sending my condolences. Lindsay Brown was truly a southern gentleman. I shod horses for him for many years. I am always thinking of those good times there while shoeing horses for him. We would always take a break at lunch and ride to the DD mart and he would run that truck just like a race car! He was a good man and always good to me! The last time I saw and talked to him was in July and I will never forget his last words to me, I got in my truck to leave and he said “I love you Dean Hamblen”. I will never forget those words. Will miss you! Mary and William and the Brown family you are in my prayers! My condolences, Dean Hamblen

  • Comment Link Phil Pair Monday, 11 January 2021 19:24 posted by Phil Pair

    Lindsey "Deacon" Brown will be missed greatly. He was a truly kind and caring man. I am glad I had the the chance to know him. It was enjoyable to hear his stories of times gone by. I always admired his "grit". He was a one of a kind man and and his legend will always be remembered by many.

  • Comment Link John Sadler Monday, 11 January 2021 18:03 posted by John Sadler

    You will be missed here in South Brunswick. My kids always thought it was so cool of you riding your dogs on the tractor. Rest in peace and tell them all in heaven that Deacon Brown is in town..

  • Comment Link Sherry Gordon Monday, 11 January 2021 17:32 posted by Sherry Gordon

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. ?? He will truly be missed. ?

  • Comment Link David Blount Monday, 11 January 2021 17:10 posted by David Blount

    I never thought I would experience life in South Brunswick or on Matthews Chapel Road without Ole Deacon Brown. He was the classic good neighbor every property owner wants. Rest easy, old friend... You will be sorely missed! Don't worry about "Murry".. We'll all watch out for her...

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