Ronald Bernard Brown

Published 8:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ronald Bernard Brown, 65, of Port Gibson, left this earth after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 18, 2019, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center surrounded by family.

Ronald was born in Warren County on July 5, 1953. He lived most of his life in Claiborne County where he loved his family, the outdoors and visiting with dear friends. He was married to and enjoyed life to the fullest with his beloved Vansiri Brown (Wan). He served his community in many ways including being a part of Law Enforcement for PGPD and serving as Port Gibson Street and Water Commissioner until his retirement in 2005. It was just recently that he resigned as the operator of CS&I Water Systems in 2019. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1975 with a degree in plant and animal science.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Myrtie Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Vansiri (Wan) Brown; sister, Valerie Case (Bill); son, Ronald “Trey” Brown Jr. (Coritha); daughter, Lynne Mardis (Morgan); daughter, Callie Brown; son, Harry Hawkins; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Funeral will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at on Tuesday, Jan. 22, also in Port Gibson.

Pallbearers will be Terry Miles, Raymond Willis, Mike Foreman, Larry Copes, Nathan Hatcher, Walt Mardis, Tyler Ragan Brown and Cody Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Headley, Eddie Lipscomb, Mike Greer, William Greer, Russell Greer, Mark Greer, Everette Greer, Jeff Knight, Darrell Purvis, Steve Purvis, Jimmy Burch and Don Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bulldog Club at Mississippi State University in his honor or to a cancer research organization of your choice.