Thomas Orlanda Brown

September 1, 1939 - August 9, 2013

09/01/1939 - 08/09/2013

BROWN, Thomas Orlanda, 73, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, August 9, 2013, in Wheeling Hospital.

Mr. Brown was born September 1, 1939, in Wheeling, a son of the late Henry and Grace Finney Brown. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the ELKS Keystone Lodge #6, the JC’s; the Order of Eastern Star of Ohio and the Masonic Lodge, Booker T. Washington #78.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Lovie Brown, Henrietta Freddie Cauthen, Joyce Woods and Norma Jean Jacobs; and a brother, LaVern Brown.

He is survived by his former wife, Gerladine Brown; ten children, Thomas Brown, Jr Vernita, Fred Brown, Janet “Gigi” Redman, April Blackwell, Rita Walker, Camille Blackwell, Raeann Blackwell, Jermain Walker, Kumika Butler and Julius Brown; 2 step-children, Darnell and Bridget Dreher; a brother-in-law, Frank Woods; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; caretakers, Lovell Sissy Bradley, Bobbi Brown, Joe Armstrong, Michelle Scott and Mary Alice; special friend, Debbie Boone; and Goddaughter, Carnessa Drake.

Friends will be received from 10 am until time of funeral services at Noon, Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Rippy officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling
BROWN, Thomas Orlanda, 73, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, August 9, 2013, in Wheeling Hospital.

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marsha daniels
7 years ago

I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MR. TOMMY’S PASSING. HE WAS A FINE MAN AND A TRUE FRIEND TO BOTH OF MY PARENTS. ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY FATHER,CHARLES DANIELS, I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYPATHIES TO THE FAMILY.

Jerry Barrax
7 years ago

I’m sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects to an old friend and father figure. Tommy was always kind-hearted and full of life and laughter.

Rest in Peace, Tommy.

Fredericka Wallace Deena
7 years ago

Over the past few years our family has had its share of grief with losing our loved ones. Two years ago my mom Ruby passed and we have not had a rest in between. Uncle Tommy’s passing is the last of that season and for that I am very sad. Henry Browns Children and granddaughter gave us a legacy to uphold. Uncle Tommy you will always be in my heart as the uncle that I spent the most time growing up . So many memories of you and mama making potato salad,The Temptation and our dinners on the porch. Rest in Peace Uncle. I will never forget you

Romaine
7 years ago

Rest in Heaven Mr. Tommy. You will be missed by many. Your Journey has begun. No more Sorrow. No more Pain. No more Tears. Love, Sissy & Anthony Wiley & son Austin Black

Lynnette Brown Nolan
7 years ago

To all of my family and especially the children my cousins of Uncle Tommy, I wish to send my heart felt condolence of his passing. I’m sorry that I can not be there to offer my support in your time of bereavement. I will always have precious memories of Uncle Tommy; memories of when he would come to visit us in Maryland or when we would come home to Wheeling to visit he would always take us shopping for clothes, which always included what he thought was a must have summer hat. The heart is comforted in knowing that now Uncle Tommy is resting in peace with his Mother, Father, Sisters and Brother; reuniting them all once again. God bless you Uncle Tommy, I will always love and miss you very much. Love, Lynnette niece and Maurice Nolan, Marquita great-niece and Ian Amirthampillai,Troy Wood great- nephew

Eartha L. Smith
7 years ago

To the family, and his special friend Debbie B. I would like to send my condolence to all that loved him. I had knew Mr.Tommy , as I affectionately called him, for years and have very fond memories of him throughout. He was a great guy!. Always, a friend to my family and me as I grew up in Wheeling and years accumulated therein. He will be surly missed, especially for his wit, wisdom, humor and smile. Oh that smile!! that, I remember so well and will remain to do so. God please and keep the family and special friend in his grace and blessings. He has a family and friends numerous to amazing accumulation and lifetime. A living legacy to behold.He lives on in all that he gave.

Eartha Sissie Smith

Eartha L. Smith
7 years ago

To the family, and his special friend Debbie B. I would like to send my condolence to all that loved him. I had knew Mr.Tommy , as I affectionately called him, for years and have very fond memories of him throughout. He was a great guy!. Always, a friend to my family and me as I grew up in Wheeling and years accumulated therein. He will be surly missed, especially for his wit, wisdom, humor and smile. Oh that smile!! that, I remember so well and will remain to do so. God please, keep the family and special friend in his grace and blessings. He has a family and friends numerous to amazing accumulation and lifetime. A living legacy to behold.He lives on in all that he gave.

Eartha Sissie Smith

Terry L Gosa
7 years ago

To The Family:

Very sad to learn of his passing, He was good brother. I knew him all my life and always enjoyed his company. May God bless you all.