February 20, 1938 - January 2, 2022
Charles “Charlie” Jonathan Brown II, also known to many as Joe was born February 20th, 1938, in Rocky Mount N.C. to Cora Brown Staton and William Staton. He was raised on his grandfather’s sharecropping farm in Hassell N.C. and spent time with “big mama” Mary Cummings in Portsmouth. He is survived by his siblings Ernest Brown (Susan), Mary Mabry, Linda Harris, Ronald Staton, Horace Staton, Nelson Staton. His sisters Joyce Staton, Cora Staton Young, Brenda Louise Staton Myrick, and Effie Barn, his brothers Wiiliam Staton, James Staton, John Staton, preceded him in death. During his young adult years, he moved to Virginia where he worked at BF Goodrich and served as a Longshoreman. In the 1960s, he formed a gospel quartet group, The Spiritual Wonders, sometimes played the bass guitar. He also managed the Gospel Sensations and served as “road manager”/ sound engineer for the Virginia Aires. Brown’s generosity supported many local gospel groups and helped to grow Solid Rock Worldwide Outreach Ministry. Charles had a passion for motorcycles and cars and was a member of The Chesapeake Riders, The Screamin’ Eagles, The Goldwing Riders, and Custom Classic Corvette Club. Charlie Brown served as a father figure to many and was known for his endlessly giving heart. He made the most of his earthly time by traveling, playing with new tech gadgets, volunteering, and socializing His children Charles Brown III, Clifton M Brown, Anthony Brown, Terrance (Carol) Brown, Jacquita Bolton, and Nicole (Denzel) Adams will miss Charles dearly. His legacy will live on within his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces/nephews, and many friends.
Charles “Charlie” Jonathan Brown II, also known to many as Joe was born February 20th, 1938, in Rocky Mount N.C. to Cora Brown Staton and William Staton. He was raised on his grandfather’s sharecropping farm in Hassell N.C.... View Obituary & Service Information
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