Mrs. Cora Lee Brown



Mrs. Cora H. Brown, daughter of the late Harvey Howell, Sr. and Victoria Norfleet Howell was born on November 16, 1925. She departed this life on April 11, 2017 at the Prodigy Transitional Rehab in Tarboro, North Carolina.

Cora was the first of twelve children. She was educated in the Edgecombe County Public Schools. She later met and married Roscoe Brown.

Cora is preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Brown; parents, Harvey and Victoria Howell; four brothers, Russel Howell, Lester Howell, Harvey Howell, Jr. and Sandy Howell; two sisters, Dorothy Bryant and Pearlie Howell.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Evelyn Best (James) of Newark, NJ; two grandchildren, Darren and Andrea Best both of Newark, NJ; four great grandchildren, Daija Bellamy of Somerset, NJ, Jaylynn and Eboni Best of Bethlehem, PA and Nijah Walker of Newark, NJ; two great-great granddaughters, Chloe and Callie Bellamy; two brothers, John Howell, Sr. of Tarboro, NC and James and Ruby Howell of Hobgood, NC; two sisters, Magella and Curtis Bryant of Tarboro, NC and Jannie Howell of Durham, NC along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and caretaker, Gloria Jones.

A Visitation for Mrs. Brown will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm, with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at North End Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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