Ralph Almie Brown

June 14, 1928 - April 25, 2015

06/14/1928 - 04/25/2015

Ralph A. Brown passed away April 25, 2015. Mr. Brown was born in June 14, 1928. A native of West Virginia, Ralph joined the Army in 1951. He served during the Korean War during his military tenure. In 1953, Mr. Brown married the love of his life Lolas. While still residing in West Virginia, the Browns began a business of their own. In 1957, they moved to Richmond, Virginia and once there, Ralph worked for The Greater Richmond Transit Company. He was a faithful employee for 37 years. In 1959 Ralph and Lolas welcomed a baby girl that they named Claudette. The Brown Family became active members of Westover Baptist Church where Ralph served as a Deacon and several church committees. After his retirement from GRTC, Lolas and Ralph moved to Virginia Beach to Atlantic Shores Retirement Community to be closer to Claudette and her family, who had moved there in 1988. After moving to the Tidewater area, the Browns became members of St. John’s Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. His golden years were filled with laughter, jokes and being known as “The Prankster”. We will cherish the memories that he’s left us with forever. As he always instructed David, we will “Never Give Up.”
A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at Westover Baptist Church, 1000 Westover Hills Blvd. Richmond, VA. The service will begin on Thursday April 30, 2015 at 11:00 am with a visitation one hour prior to the start of service time. Interment will take place at Dale Memorial Park 10201 Newbys Bridge Rd. Chesterfield, VA.

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Bill Blizzard
8 years ago

I am so sorry to lose a dear friend. Ralph was a special person and leaves good memories for the family. Special condolences to Lolas and Claudette. A good one is now at rest.

Lou and Sid Nash
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We always enjoyed our visits with Ralph and Dole.

8 years ago

Ralph leaves me with many precious memories of my childhood days. It was also nice to have him marry a dear cousin, making him “family”. My husband , Sherman, joins in our deepest sympathy to all the family.

May he rest in peace and will never be forgotten for his great joy of life.

Precious memories will live on.

Jane Ligon Crooks
8 years ago

There are no words that can make your loss any easier. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourselves.

Tilson Dale
8 years ago

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss.