|Richmond M. Brown was born November 30, 1891, in Glencoe, La., to the late Abraham and Caroline Brown, the first of fourteen children. He received his early education at Porter School in Franklin, La., and later attended Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga.
While a young man he was converted and baptized at Asbury Church, Franklin, a congregation he was to serve as pastor two years prior to his retirement. In early life he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Tachwood. One son was born to the marriage. Later, both wife and son preceded him in death.
Upon completion of his theological training, Rev. Brown returned to the Louisiana Conference where he served with distinction for 45 years prior to his retirement in 1964. Ordained by Bishop R. E. Jones, he served under the administration of five bishops, the last of who was Bishop Noah W. Moore. In 45 years of pastoral ministry, Rev. Brown received 16 appointments, including three as District Superintendent.
Richmond M. Brown received his eternal reward on January 5, 1975, and is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mrs. Louise Hyde Brown, and three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Bob, Mrs. Alma Williams, and Miss Callie Brown. Funeral services were conducted at Mallalieu United Methodist Church, Lafayette, La. and burial at Jennings, La.
Richmond Brown loved the Lord and His Church. Although he retired from the active ministry in 1964, he continued to proclaim the gospel of his Savior until his death at age 84.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1975; p. 177 By Ken McDowell|