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Rev. Jerald Lynn Brown

December 17, 1941 — August 23, 2021

Rev. Jerald Lynn Brown

Jerald Lynn Brown, 79, passed away August 23, 2021, in Madisonville, Texas. He was born on December 17, 1941. Jerald graduated from Iola High School and lived most of his life in Bedias and Iola. He was married to the love of his life, Cindia, for 52 years. They raised 3 children and worked in ministry at Bedias Baptist Church for 37 years. During their time there they ministered to countless people, led many to the Lord, and consistently showed Christ’s love through all of the activities and ministries of the church. Jerald and Cindia made a great team--Jerald preaching and Cindia playing the piano. Jerald dearly loved the congregation God entrusted to him as well as anyone in the community. He got involved in all areas of their life and truly embodied what it means to serve and love as Christ did. He spent many hours of his ministry doing the little things for people-- installing sewer systems, repairing air conditioners, taking people to doctor's appointments, and praying over those who were sick. He would do anything that was needed for anyone that needed it. Jerald also loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being involved in any good building project. His philosophy in life was that “it’s better to wear out than to rust out”, which he displayed until his final months as he kept up with many outdoor projects. Jerald will be missed above all else for his love for others and his years of selfless work in the ministry for the cause of furthering Christ and the gospel.

Jerald was preceded in death by both of his parents; wife, Cindia Brown; son, Joe Brown; and great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Rabe. Surviving family includes son, Bobby (Lisa) Brown of Bedias, daughter, Natalie (Brandon) Standley of Iola; daughter-in-law, Lisa Cangelosi Brown; brothers, Ronnie (Robbie) Brown of Iola, Jimmy Brown of Brenham, Carl (Sena) Brown of Cleveland, Ray (Glyna) Brown of Madisonville; 6 grandchildren, Kent Brown, Kristen Rabe, Amber Hoke, Ashley Doucet, Abby Barnett, Anna Barnett; seventeen great-grandchildren and other nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown will take place at 10 A.M., Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at Bedias Baptist Church, Bedias, Texas. Interment will follow in Concord Cemetery, Iola, Texas. A public visitation will take place Friday, September 3rd from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Madisonville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the Brown family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bedias Baptist Church, Jerald & Cindia Brown Scholarship Fund, or Angel Adoption Fund. Checks may be made out to Bedias Baptist Church with the fund named in the memo and mailed to Bedias Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Bedias, Texas 77831.

Arrangements are under the care of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

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