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Mrs. Lenora Hines Brown was born on August 5, 1922 to the late Blumer and Lizzie Hines of Chattanooga, TN. She entered into the gates of heaven on May 6, 2017 with family at her side. Lenora was a faithful and devoted member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was baptized by Rev. G. W. Bonds. She served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Committee. Lenora was educated in the Chattanooga public schools.

Lenora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred D. Brown; son, Joseph C. Brown, Sr.; daughter, Beverly B. Bruell (Winford); grandson, Terrance Poe, Sr.; a sister and five brothers.

Survivors include her sons, Fred D. Brown, Jr., Rodney Brown and James C. Brown, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Darlene, Donna, Terrance, Tonya, Joe, Winford Jr., Aneta, Jaleathea, Darryl, Mashun, Darryl, and Lisa; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Hattie Bryant, Chattanooga; nieces, other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, May 12, 2017 in the funeral home chapel.  Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens.  The body will lie in state after noon Thursday, May 11, 2017 at John P. Franklin Funeral Home

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  • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Thank you God that there is a place where we will all meet again; where we will never have to say good-bye. With sympathy and love Auntie, cousins, sis. May God bless you, Gloria
    ~ Gloria Dunn   Baytown, TX
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    May God keep you in His care. She was friendly and loving person.
    ~ The Crawford -Harrison Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Brown family. 94 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Lenora has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon
  • Friday, June 23, 2017
    Such a wonderful person. Growing up with this wonderful woman was a joy!
    ~ Gail Martin Griffin   Chattanooga, TN