Henrietta (Long) Brown

July 8, 2020

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Mrs. Henrietta Long Brown of 1512 Harvey Neely Road passed on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the home of her granddaughter Mrs. Tina Mapp Cook 1361 Darby Road in Chester, South Carolina. If visiting the family please wear a mask. Family will receive friends at the home 1512 Harvey Neely Road, Chester, SC.

Henrietta Brown also known as “Hen, Grandma, Hennie, Granny, Firecracker, and Sexy” was born on May 30, 1927 in Chester South Carolina to the late parents of Jack Long Jr. and Inez Hope Long Miller. At an early age she migrated to Columbus Ohio and lived there until her adult life upon returning back to Chester, South Carolina. At that time she married the Late James Thomas Brown and joined Chestnut Grove A.M.E Zion Church where she was a devoted member of the Deaconess auxiliary.

Ms. Henrietta had strong faith in God that allowed her to live 93 golden years. She loved her church and she loved the Chestnut Grove A.M.E. Zion Church’s church family. The entire Chestnut Grove church family both her boys and her girls, including the other Golden Girls were a major part of her strength, and if she had one legacy to leave it would be to always trust in God and take care of “Self” first.

Grandma was preceded in death by her late husband, James Thomas Brown; her late daughter, Edna Miller Mapp; her late stepson, Jackie Denton; her late brother, Sam Long; and her late stepsister, Peggy Miller.

Granny leaves behind a sister, Lugenia Long Caldwell; a stepsister Laura Miller, and a stepbrother Johnnie Miller both of Columbus Ohio; a stepson, James Edward Denton and his son James Curtis Denton (Nicole) of Baltimore Maryland; and grandchildren, Matthew Mapp, Jr. (Katie) of New York and his children Marquise (Stephanie) Tobias, Breon Gordon, and Anthony Allen; Tina Cook and her son Wallace Kennedy Cook Jr. and his father Wallace Kennedy Cook Sr.; Tracey Mapp Williams (Troy) and their daughter Trinity Williams of Atlanta Georgia; Mark Mapp and his children India Jackson, Tamara White, Whitney Jeter, Jarvis Feaster, and Zoe Mapp Brown; Teresa Davis and her children Edward Davis Jr. and Talajah Davis; and Jermaine Mapp (Lyntay) and their daughter Jermany Mapp. She also leaves Godchildren Barbara Jackson, John McCullough of Columbus, Ohio, Dewayne Strong (Latonya) of Rock Hill, and William Strong (Ursula) of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Firecracker leaves amazing friends, Mint Boyd, Marion Strong, Mary I. Moffatt, Dorothy Wherry, the Wherry family, and Mary C. Barnett.

Hen had an extended family, Rocky Evans, Rocky Evans Jr. whom she helped raise, and the late Nancy Evans in which she loved deeply and cherished as much as her grandchildren. She also had other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who were a major part of her life.



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July 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chris King Memorial Chapel
121 Mobley Street
Chester, SC 29706

Funeral Service
July 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Chestnut Grove AME Zion Church
1664 Stringfellow Road
Chester, SC 29706

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