July 5, 2019 Joe Brown, 75 of Roanoke went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 5, 2019. He was preceded by his parents, Elbert R. and Virgie Brown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, W. W. and Margaret Dudding; and a sister-in-law, Betty Hawley. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Brown; daughter, Lora Mabes; son, Joe Brown Jr.; grandson, Stewart Brown; brother, Marvin (Dottie) Brown; sister, Erma (Robert) Rosier; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Garfield Hawley, Carol and Edward Harrison; Joann and Howard Melnikoff; Kathy and Anthony Craddock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by Pastor Kevin Cummings. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. 366-0707


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To my dear brother I will always love and miss you. One of our favorite things we always like to say to each other was, "It WILL PASS" One day we will meet again and we will be able to say that again. Love you your brother Marvin, P.S. At least you HAVE YOUR BELT BUCKLE HaHa


Brown family, Sorry for the loss Joe is no longer in pain and he is at peace. One day we will all meet again in a beautiful place were there is no more pain and no more worry. Mary our heart's goes out to you love you. Love, Marvin and Dottie


🙏 My Donald Duck I will always miss you. I will always remember your sweet smile. The day before you passed there was a beautiful rainbow outside your window waiting to take you home. That was your new beginning. Love always your sister Erma Rosier

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