Clarence Lazard Brown Jr., departed this life on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Ochsner Medical Center Westbank Campus. He was 73 years old. He was born on February 17, 1947, to Mildred Desmonia and Clarence Brown. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, La., and was a graduate of L.B. Landry High School, he also attended Southern University of New Orleans. Clarence retired from the Housing Authority of New Orleans after many years. His love and passion was for creating, he was a talented carpenter and photographer.
He spent his early adult life perfecting his talents in photography and creating photographic wood art. He later progressed his woodwork to building cabinetry, shelving, and podiums for many local churches. Clarence Jr., was talented in these areas, but his greatest love and passion was for the word of God. He devoted hours each day to prayer and study and had a strong commitment to ministry. Clarence Jr., was an ordained deacon at New Sunrise Baptist Church. He was sure to pass on the love and word to everyone he knew. Clarence Jr., often spoke with pride and love for his family, he was never short of friends anywhere he went. He was known to his extended family at Ochsner Westbank and New Sunrise B.C., for having a humble spirit and being a gentle giant.
Left to cherish Clarence’s memory is his wife Evelyn A. Brown, his daughter Candice Garrison (Herman), his grandson Marlon B. Green (Averee), granddaughter Jasmine G. Garrison, great granddaughter Gerynn Garrison, and his two sisters Theresa Jones (Louis), and Evelyn Dominick (John). Also left to cherish his memory are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his son Clarence L. Brown III.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation service for Clarence on Friday, August 28, 2020, at New Sunrise Baptist Church located at, 1325 Leboeuf Street, Gretna La., 70053, from 9 A.M until 11 A.M. There will be a private family service beginning at 11 A.M. Pastor Cornell Sisler officiating.
Due to COVID – 19, everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper facial covering and continue to practice social distancing guidelines.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA-23 BELLE CHASSE LA. 70037 (504) 208 – 2110
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