James Brown

James H. Brown III, a longtime Beacon resident, passed away peacefully at his home on November 20, 2019, he was 68-year old. James was born on November 30, 1950 in Newburgh, NY son of the late James H. Brown Jr and Mary (Miles) Brown.

On July 4, 1998 he married Rebecca Thompson, who survives him at home.

James worked as an electrical worker for over 33-years at the Montrose VA Hospital; he also served 6-years as Union President for Local 2440.

Along with his wife of 21-years; James is survived by his son James L. Brown and his wife Barbara, and his 6 grandchildren & 1 great-grandson. He is also survived by his 2 brothers, Gary Brown and Michael Brown; his 2 sisters-in-laws, Leatrice Huggins and Priscilla Thompson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Along with his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister Sheila Brown.

James and his wife Rebecca had been together 41-years. Not only was he her husband, he was her life partner & her best friend. Through their walk of life together, they shared a lot of love and she will now cherish those memories. James was a gentleman, a stand up man and showed his wife unconditional love throughout their relationship. He helped everyone he crossed paths, you asked and he always gave with an open-heart. Rebecca wants to thank everyone for being there. Special thanks to his beloved daughter-in-law Barbara Brown who helped his wife get through trying times. Thanks to also, Benny and Rose Galarza, sister-in-law Leatrice Huggins, niece Yvonne and all the caregivers that helped with James.

The family will receive friends for viewing on Friday, November 29th from 9-11am at the Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, where at 11:00 AM, a Home-Going Service will be offered followed by a private interment at the discretion of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rebecca Brown, 27 Franklin Ave., Beacon, NY 12508

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME of 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory with the family, please visit: www.libbyfuneralhome.com

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  1. Tiny Dickerson says:

    So sad to hear about Jim…my love and condolence to Gary and all the family ,love Tiny.

  2. Penny Stokes says:

    Jim you will truly be missed by me you were always there for Shari and I you were such a awesome brother in law to me Mike could always count on you to be there for us when he was not around you will always be in my heart I will miss you dearly love you your sister in law Penny

  3. Kayann Green says:

    Mr. Brown was a great patient he alway have something nice are smart to say . Hey Kay she don’t know I put theses bear paws on her right with a little smile 😊. Mr. Brown sleep on peacefully until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾

  4. Jan Cofer-Howard says:

    Jim will truly be missed!! He was such a pleasant person to be around and he was always smiling!! I loved to see him and his buddies play Basketball at St. Andrews Basketball Court. The Brown family did a lot for the community of Beacon NY. Jim’s late sister Sheila was a great childhood friend to me when my family and I lived in Beacon NY. They’re both gone but they will never be forgotten. To Jim’s wife, Becky and his brothers Gary (String) and Mike cherish the wonderful memories that you have of Jim. He’s now resting peacefully in the Arms of Jesus,. no more pain and suffering. One day you will see him again!! Until then…… Remember that,. ‘Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal!!!’. I’ll continue to keep the Family lifted up in Prayer!! Sincerely from,. Jan Cofer-Howard and my husband,. Charles Howard of College Park,. Georgia.

  5. israel thompson says:

    rest easy uncle jim the family will always love and miss you

  6. Tamara Norman says:

    Big Jim, I met you while I was in middle school. I was intimidated by you, but you smiled and said hey sweetie how you doing. From their on it was all love, SIP Mr Brown you are loved and appreciated.

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