Monday, 31 May 2021 15:21

Jessie Sykes Brown

Jessie Sykes Brown, 104, of Jarratt, Virginia, departed this life May 30, 2021.

The widow of George Feild Brown, she was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry S. Brown, her parents, James Matthew and Rosa Bailey Sykes; brothers, Roy J. Sykes, Gilbert A. Sykes; sisters, Bessie S. Dowdle, Mary S. Laughorne, and Gracie S. Edwards. Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughter, Sherry B. Barnes and husband, Curtis; two sons, Clifford M. “Chipper” Brown and wife, Lary Ann, and Kenneth M. Brown; daughter-in-law, Norma Brown; five, grandchildren, Kelly B Dunne and husband, Sebastian, Jessica B. Shindler and husband, Phillip, Ansley B. Allen and husband, Winfield, Melanie B. Sheldon and husband, Matt, and Nicholas Grant Barnes and wife, Jenni; eight great-grandchildren, Brady Dunne, Ava J. Shindler, Luke C. Allen, Gracie M. Allen, McKenna B. Sheldon, Nicholas R. Sheldon, Connor G. Barnes, and Claire Linda Barnes, as well as many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the fulfillment of her life. She was greatly loved by them all. She was a retired employee of the Weldon Mill Division of Belding Hausman Fabrics, Inc. She was a lifetime member of High Hills Baptist Church having served in the Primary Sunday School class and with the Vickie Allen Hands of Love Ministry. A private burial will take place at High Hills Baptist Church Cemetery, Jarratt, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to High Hills Baptist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Anne O. Dix, P.O. Box 296, Jarratt, VA 23867. The family is being served by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Comment Link Betty-Wright Fraher Armbruster Wednesday, 02 June 2021 14:16 posted by Betty-Wright Fraher Armbruster

    The Brown family: I am a distant cousin of yours, but haven’t seen most of you for a long time. Did, by chance, see Chipper when in Jarratt looking at the now abandoned home of my mother and my grandparents...the Wright House. Seeing the sweet picture and obituary of Jessie this morning brought back many memories of my young life. My heartfelt condolences to you all. What a blessing for you to have her all these years; especially since losing your father at such young ages. But I know her passing leaves a hole in your heart. She was always sweet and kind to me when I would be in Jarrattt at BeeBees.

    Love to you all....Betty -Wright Fraher Armbruster

  • Comment Link Carolyn and Ollin Harrell Tuesday, 01 June 2021 21:29 posted by Carolyn and Ollin Harrell

    The Brown Family, Sympathy and love to all of the family for the passing of Jesse Brown, with sympathy from Carolyn and Ollin Harrell

  • Comment Link Brenda Wyatt Tuesday, 01 June 2021 08:00 posted by Brenda Wyatt

    Jessie was a wonderful lady, and an example to us all. I was honored to be in the same SS class at High Hills, and to know and love so many of her family members. God bless you all. Brenda Wyatt

  • Comment Link Irene Shields Tuesday, 01 June 2021 06:57 posted by Irene Shields

    Dear Brown Family,
    Love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Our Lord will give you the peace and comfort that you need now and in the days to come. Mrs. Brown was very special to not only me but many. She set the Christian example that we needed to follow. She was a very loving and caring for all of the children she taught in Sunday School. As I got older I really did admire her courage and steadfastness as she raised her children after her husband passed. She was a constant support in their lives. Her life was not an easy life. She held fast to her faith. Love and blessing to all who loved and cherished her. Irene Z. Shields

  • Comment Link Johnny and Nita Wright Monday, 31 May 2021 22:56 posted by Johnny and Nita Wright

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sshe will be missed by so many. Keep her memories alive.

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