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Betty J. Brown

Graveside funeral services for Betty J. Brown will be Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R.D. Benard officiating.

Betty J. Brown passed away Wednesday, April 15, after a brief illness. She was 71.

She had worked for AT&T for over 22 years as a product manager, and was presently employed by Essex county as a fraud investigator for the past 16 years.

She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church of Newark, N.J. She was a 1971 graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans, La., having obtained her BA degree, and a 1981 graduate of Rutgers University attaining her master’s degree.

She was also a member of the Black Women’s League and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie E and Mattie L. Brown.

She is survived by her sister, Janice Brown of Florence; and her two uncles, Johnny Orr and Ernest Jackson, both of Sacramento, Calif.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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