Larry Darnell Brown Sr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 23, 2011

July 29, 1954 – Sept. 15, 2011

NATCHEZ — Services for Larry Darnell Brown Sr., 57, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy White officiating.

Burial will follow at United Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at United Baptist Church and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church.

Mr. Brown was born July 29, 1954, in Natchez, the son of Charles E. Brown and Margaret Richardson Brown. He was a 1973 graduate of Natchez-Adams School District.

He was a member of United Baptist Church. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Alcorn School of Nursing, Natchez campus.

Mr. Brown was the founder of the gospel group, Larry Brown and the Mighty Gospel Inspirations. He previously played with Vincent Thomas and also the Angelic Harmonites and the Jackson Southernaires. Aside from singing and composing gospel music, he played the guitar and the drums. His group performed as the opening headliner for a number of famous gospel groups within the Miss-Lou.

Mr. Brown published a number of CDs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Kinds Brown; four children, Twyla Williams of Lewisville, Texas, Larry D. Brown Jr. of Dallas, Michael Brown and Kimberly Brown, both of Natchez; one granddaughter, Kinzey Ross; three sisters, Bettie Ward and husband, Freddie, Lois Dawson and husband, Freddie, Curly Ann Brown and husband, Elijah; two aunts, Lovie Richardson and Dorothy Mae Covington; mother-in-law, Marjorie Kinds; one sister-in-law, Celestine Kinds, all of Natchez; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Norman Bernard, Terry Bernard, Xavier Richardson, Sidney Moore, Brian Hunt and Jerome Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Ward, Freddie Dawson, Michael Brown, Larry Brown Jr., Carlos Ward, Fredrick Ward and the Mighty Gospel Inspirations.