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John H. Brown

May 18, 2020


We celebrate the life of John Henry Brown 83, of Hollywood St.  who entered eternal rest on May 18,2020 at home, surrounded by his loved ones. John was born on March 24th 1937 to his late parents Vilonia Brown and  John Robert Wills in Alto, Louisiana. John remained in Louisiana until 1961, where he then moved to Springfield,Ma and became a life long resident.  John was educated in the Louisiana public schools system and was no stranger to hard work. As a young man John worked on his family farm and delivered medications on his motor bike. In John’s later years he worked as a Machine specialist at various factories until he suffered from medical complications. John enjoyed telling stories, listening to music, fishing, hunting and in his later years he loved watching westerns. In addition to his parents John is predeceased by his three children Sheila Kay, Shady Darnell, and John Eric. Grandson; Timothy Smith, aunt ;Lois Ester, and daughter in Law Carolyn Wills. 

To cherish his memory he leaves behind his wife of 64 years Thelma Wills of Spfld, Ma; his children Cynthia White (Arthur), Connie Bazille, Katrina Wills, Shawn Wills (Susan) and Eric Wilson (Millie) all of Spfld, Ma and Dana Wills of Atlanta, Georgia.  Three special cousins, Willie Bradford, Benjamin Brown, and Dan Brown. 30 grand children, 49 great grand children,  2 great great grandchildren as well as a host of family and friends, who all will miss John dearly. 

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Springfield, MA 01109

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