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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 408
On the death of the Reverend Charles Hunter Brown.

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 6, 1998
Agreed to by the Senate, March 12, 1998

WHEREAS, the Reverend Charles Hunter Brown, founder and longtime pastor of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Charlottesville, died on January 17, 1996; and

WHEREAS, a native of Stony Point, Virginia, the Reverend Brown built the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in 1947 and served as pastor for 38 years; and

WHEREAS, the Reverend Brown was a successful general contractor in Charlottesville for more than 50 years, and his projects included many commercial and residential buildings in the area; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his duties at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, the Reverend Brown served as pastor of the Massey Memorial Church in Waynesboro for 10 years; and

WHEREAS, a respected official of the Churches of God in Christ, the Reverend Brown served as the Charlottesville District Superintendent from 1985 until his death; and

WHEREAS, well-known and widely respected in the Charlottesville community, the Reverend Brown sponsored the founding of the Black Voices Gospel Choir at the University of Virginia and the tutorial program at Madison House; and

WHEREAS, a man dedicated to the spiritual needs of his parishioners and the secular concerns of his community, the Reverend Charles Hunter Brown leaves a lasting legacy of service to both; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly note with sadness the death of fine citizen of the Commonwealth, the Reverend Charles Hunter Brown; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of the Reverend Charles Hunter Brown as an expression of the esteem in which his memory is held by the members of the General Assembly.


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