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Novel Brown, Jr.

Novel Brown, Jr.

July 13, 1937 ~ August 19, 2023

To everything, there is a season and a time in every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1.

A Time to be Born – Novel was born on July 13, 1937, in Millen, GA, to the late Novel Brown, Sr., and Daisy Brown.

A Time to Grow – He was a Burgess Landrum High School graduate in Millen, GA. He also attended Morgan State University as well as Palm Beach Junior College.

A Time to Rejoice – He was blessed with two Daughters and three Sons.

A Time to Commit – Novel was baptized at 18th Street Church of Christ on August 7, 1966. He placed in membership at Palm Beach Lakes Church of Christ in March 1983 and served faithfully until his death. He was a Deacon, Benevolent Co-Chair, and Mr. Fixit.

A Time to Serve –    Novel was honorably discharged after serving four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Pratt & Whitney with 28 years of service. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Roosevelt Elementary School. He was a Mentor and Daddy B to Zachary Hicks, Zachary Washington, and Brian Campbell. He was also Daddy B to Cynthia Hicks Booker, Al and Rhonda Washington, Lisa and Michael Hannah, and Natasha Campbell-Flores.

A Time to Enjoy – Novel enjoyed traveling. He and Mary traveled throughout the United States and the Bahamas by car, train, and ship. He also enjoyed bowling, visiting loved ones and friends, fishing, and drinking coffee.

A Time to Die – On August 19, 2023, Novel slipped away quietly at St. Mary’s Hospital.

A Time to Mourn – He was preceded in death by his parents, three Sisters, and one Brother. Novel leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 40 years, Mary Brown. His two daughters, Novella Ray, Alison (Joe) Williams, three sons, Michael (LaTonya) Brown, Marc Brown, Ronald Brown, and their Mother, Ruthie James. Three Sisters, Mae Dukes, Gladys Sherrod, Lizzie (Willie) Johnson, a Brother, Samuel (Deborah) Brown, and two sisters-in-law, Lillian Cunningham and Virginia Smith.

His nine grandchildren, Marc Brown, Jr., Will L. Bens, Jr., Meagan Bens, Rasheeydah Herndon, Tavares Herndon, Nabilah Brown, Cole Williams, Aminah Brown, and Blaise Williams, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and many friends.

A Time to be Blessed – His Christ-like approach to life was a blessing to all who knew him.

Thanks, Novel

For the love, you have shown.

Now I must travel without you alone. Love Mary.


Time of Viewing – Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10:00am
Time of Service – Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00am
Palm Beach Lakes Church of Christ
4067 Leo Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410




Willie Smith - Brother

August 23, 2023, 12:04 am

I will ever cherish my Brotherhood and Friendship with Novel. Thank you, Mary ,for sharing your time with him for so many that called him Brother and Friend. I pray We love you as GOD loves widows in CHRIST. Stay safe, heathy, encouraged and Faithful.

Ed and Hazel Kinsey - Friend

August 23, 2023, 12:05 am

Mary and family, may God continue to strengthen you during this difficult time and in the coming days. Novel was a “good man”. He loved God,his family,his fellow -man; Novel was kind, compassionate,a giver,he fried the best fish!! We will miss Novel and our lively conversations!! ♥️♥️

Agnes Holmes - Cousin by marriage

August 23, 2023, 3:13 am

Condolences from Holmes and Logan Families of Bowie MD.

Agnes Holmes - Cousin

August 23, 2023, 3:17 am

Condolences from the Holmes and Logan Families of Maryland.

Pastor LaMar & Demetra Williams - Church Family of Michael & Latanya Brown -For Eternity Christian

August 25, 2023, 12:13 pm

Sending our heartfelt sympathies. We are praying for the entire Brown family.

Roderick Sawyer - Friend

August 25, 2023, 2:46 pm

Condolences from the Sawyer Family of Chicago IL.

Kit Brown - Friend

August 25, 2023, 2:58 pm

Our deepest sympathy. We were saddened to hear about the passing of Novel. Please know that we are sending heartfelt love, warm thoughts, and prayers to you as you navigate this difficult time. May you hold close to your heart the love you shared and the special memories you made with Novel. May God wrap his arms around the entire family to strengthen you and to surround you with peace beyond understanding. With love, Kit, Carolyn and family.

Joyce Boysaw - Friend

August 25, 2023, 7:13 pm

Mary, sending you and family my deepest sympathy and love. Blessings to all. Remember God will give you strength and comfort.
Remember how blessed you two were to have 50 years together!

Marion Mitchell - Friend

August 26, 2023, 1:12 am

Dear Mary, Lillian, Virginia and Family,
Novel ‘s warm, welcoming smile, and overall kindness will remain in my heart.
May God’s Grace comfort each of you as you make the adjustment to his physical absence in your lives. I will be continually praying for you.

Your friend,
Marion Mitchell

Alison Williams - Daughter

August 31, 2023, 5:33 pm

You gave me everything I needed, while you were here, to live without you. Thank you for the unconditional love.
See you later Daddy.

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