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160 Fisher Ave.
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10606
Phone: (914) 949-0372
Fax: (914) 949-2380
Minnie Brown

Minnie Collins Brown

Thursday, January 21st, 1926 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Minnie Collins Brown was born January 21, 1926 in Kinston, NC
to Charlie Collins Sr. and Minnie Siaid Collins. She attended the
Newbern NC School System. On October 26, 1941, she was
married to Carl Matthews Brown Jr., and shortly afterwards
moved to White Plains NY. Minnie worked domestically but
because of a longtime dream she attended Wilfred Academy in
White Plains NY making the honor roll fulfilling that dream
becoming a professional hairdresser. She worked at the Powder
Puff in Greenburgh, NY and continued by attending Westchester
Community College and working as an office assistant at
Westchester Residential Opportunity in White Plains NY.

A seed of love for God was planted in Minnie as a little girl and
continuously grew throughout her life. She was an active
member at Christ's Temple in Greenburgh, NY and whether she
was singing in the choir, ushering, attending Sunday School or
ministry of helps it was always in a spirit of sincerity and
excellence. She was loved by many often referred to as "Mother
Brown". Minnie was a carrier of "Living Water" and Fruit of the
Holy Spirit that enabled her to be Christ-like, truly a gift from God.

Minnie passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020, at The
Grove at Valhalla Center in Valhalla NY where she was also
cared, loved and often known as very "nice" and "sweet".

Minnie is survived by four children Elnora Brown, Doris Paige,
Paul Brown and Peter Brown Sr. In addition, great-great-great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Minnie is preceded in death
by her devoted and beloved husband Carl Matthews Brown Jr.,
four brothers James, Charlie, Freddie, William Collins and three
sisters Beatrice and Mary Collins and Eula Mae Edwards.


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ATTENTION: During this COVID-19 crisis, as we slowly begin to phase back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the funeral home AND cemetery. WE HAVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR SERVICES FRIDAY 10/2 - PLEASE READ IN DETAIL BELOW BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING TO ATTEND ANYTHING PLEASE! Thank you so kindly!

ALL seating for the visitation/wake on Fri., 10/2 is by invitation of the family explicitly only. What IS being ALLOWED for others, however, is a constant stream of attendees, in groups of two (2), to just BRIEFLY do a 'walk through viewing', give their respects and leave, during the 11:00AM-12:45PM TIME period ONLY. So during that time period, in groups of 2 with your masks on & phones away, you will be allowed to come to the front door, get hand sanitizer, sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), walk through to offer any brief condolence to the family keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), briefly view, and then immediately leave the building & premises if you've not been extended an invitation to sit & stay (you will literally be in the funeral home for a few minutes or less). Once 12:45PM comes, NO one else will be admitted and ALL not assigned a seat must leave the funeral home & vicinity. The Funeral Service is for INVITED attendees of the family explicitly only. There will be a Zoom of the service with whomever the family chooses to share only, so you must please contact the family only for details to view. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.


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You MUST come to the funeral home & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home & at cemetery at all times. You must put away your phone & use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the funeral home nor to the cemetery. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home and/or cemetery staff/personnel at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you!


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The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Minnie Brown entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the Brown family during their time of bereavement.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:45pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 11:00am - 12:45pm
    Location
    Lee's Funeral Home, LLC
    Address
    160 Fisher Ave.
    White Plains, NY 10606
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    You MUST come to the funeral home & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home & at cemetery at all times. You must put away your phone & use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the funeral home nor to the cemetery. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home and/or cemetery staff/personnel at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL seating for the visitation/wake on Fri., 10/2 is by invitation of the family explicitly only. What IS being ALLOWED for others, however, is a constant stream of attendees, in groups of two (2), to just BRIEFLY do a 'walk through viewing', give their respects and leave, during the 11:00AM-12:45PM TIME period ONLY. So during that time period, in groups of 2 with your masks on & phones away, you will be allowed to come to the front door, get hand sanitizer, sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), walk through to offer any brief condolence to the family keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), briefly view, and then immediately leave the building & premises if you've not been extended an invitation to sit & stay (you will literally be in the funeral home for a few minutes or less). Once 12:45PM comes, NO one else will be admitted and ALL not assigned a seat must leave the funeral home & vicinity. The Funeral Service is for INVITED attendees of the family explicitly only. There will be a Zoom of the service with whomever the family chooses to share only, so you must please contact the family only for details to view. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As a lasting tribute, you may choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Thurs. Oct. 1st, 2020 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or Friday Oct. 2nd by/before 10:30AM latest, to Lee's Funeral Home. Thank you!
  • Wake Service 1

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:45pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 11:00am - 12:45pm
    Location
    Lee's Funeral Home, LLC
  • Service

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Lee's Funeral Home, LLC
    Address
    160 Fisher Ave.
    White Plains, NY 10606
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    You MUST come to the funeral home & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home & at cemetery at all times. You must put away your phone & use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the funeral home nor to the cemetery. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home and/or cemetery staff/personnel at ALL times, for the health & safety of All. Thank you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL seating for the visitation/wake on Fri., 10/2 is by invitation of the family explicitly only. What IS being ALLOWED for others, however, is a constant stream of attendees, in groups of two (2), to just BRIEFLY do a 'walk through viewing', give their respects and leave, during the 11:00AM-12:45PM TIME period ONLY. So during that time period, in groups of 2 with your masks on & phones away, you will be allowed to come to the front door, get hand sanitizer, sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen), walk through to offer any brief condolence to the family keeping social distance (NO touching/hugging/handshaking, ONLY elbow bumping briefly if at all), briefly view, and then immediately leave the building & premises if you've not been extended an invitation to sit & stay (you will literally be in the funeral home for a few minutes or less). Once 1:00PM comes, NO one else will be admitted and ALL not assigned a seat must leave the funeral home & vicinity. The Funeral Service is for INVITED attendees of the family explicitly only. There will be a Zoom of the service with whomever the family chooses to share only, so you must please contact the family only for details to view. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & NYS law, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As a lasting tribute, you may choose to plant a tree, and/or send flowers. If you're sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Thurs. Oct. 1st, 2020 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or Friday Oct. 2nd by/before 10:30AM latest, to Lee's Funeral Home. Thank you!
    Officiant
    Bishop Wilbert G. Preston
  • Interment

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020
    Location
    White Plains Rural Cemetery
    Address
    167 North Broadway
    WHITE PLAINS, NY 10603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    If attending, masks must be worn & strict social distancing must be followed as they specify. Do NOT get out of your cars until directed to do so by funeral home and/or cemetery staff. So please plan accordingly & please carefully follow all directions given the day of or before. We Thank You in advance for following directions, so as to make all go smoothly on the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of all.

Affiliations

  • Westchester Community College

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Teresa Robinson

Posted at 07:36am
I will always love and miss you Grandma. We will meet again someday.
Teresa
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Herbert Lee Pringle

Posted at 11:29am
I would like to let you know that we are praying for strength and peace for the family. And would like to share a special time when Mother Brown, Mother Murray, Sister Edwards, and myself went to VA. together and they had a room with a Jacuzzi, and I had to show them how to use it...Lol... Treating the Sister's like the Queens they were. Laughing, joking, watching Christian comedy in the van, as we traveled. Going to miss her humble and loving ways, so glad to have known her. Be encouraged family.

Much Love, Brother Pringle and family.❤❤
VH

Vernell Hamilton

Posted at 11:55am
Sending loving thoughts to our family . Many precious memories of dear Aunt Minnie, her many calls to mom and the many visits to New Bern to spend time with her family . Another Beautiful flower in the heavenly garden. Vernell, Cassandra and Family.
JC

Joy Chico

Posted at 08:29pm
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In Loving Memory
Grandma Minnie Brown – January 21, 1926 – September 22, 2020

We truly lost a Great Matriarch to our Family.
A mother too many!!!
Your infectious Smile; amazing…
Grandma Brown truly had a Heart of Genuine Love for others…
No matter the Day or Time; you were there to listen from Each and Every one of your Family members.

Words cannot express how much of an Impact you were in the Lives of Many.
Your Wisdom, Power, Love, Kindness, Strength, Mentorship, Gratefulness, Humbleness, Love for Christ... will continue to Live on.
You were a bearer of every Fruit God would want us to sow and reap;
an example of a great true Servant of Christ Jesus.

So many Memories of You & missing you much…
Watching you sitting in your Favorite living Room Chair with your Bible & Phonebook & Phone; knowing one of your Family members would be calling in.
Grandma on the Prayer line!!! LOL

You’re at Peace now and so we look onto God for Strength and Comfort at this most difficult time of loss.
Holding on to our Faith & Belief in Christ;
Knowing you are in a Better place with Jehovah transitions the feeling of Pain...
and brings much Comfort and Peace within.
You are in a Glorious Place of Everlasting Eternal Life.

Your name will forever live on in this family!!!

RIP SIP Grandma; will always Love You & Carry you in Heart.
Say Hello to Grandpa, Uncle Charlie, Aunt Eula-Mae, and Dad for Me.
See you again In Eternal Heaven!!!

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”
Philippians 3:20-21 NIV

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JR

Julius Christopher Rhodd

Posted at 07:40pm
I love Grandma Brown Forever, I’m bringing Leia tommorow... It’s Julius your memories will live through all of us fovever❤️
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