August 3, 1944 ~ February 25, 2021

Born in: Barton, Jamaica
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Joan Hyacinth Clarke-Brown born August 3, 1944, aged 76, of
Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday February 25, 2021. She is
survived in death by husband, Allan B. Brown of 55 years. She is
survived by daughter, Jacqueline Day, sons Howard Brown and
Berisford Charlton, son-in-law Peter Day, grand-children Storm Day,
Sky Day, Ashley Brown, Apple Brown and Jeremy Murray, Great
grand-child Star Brown, sister Carmen Fraizer, brother Dean Rowe,
many more half-sisters and half-brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins in
Jamaica and England. Ms. Joan was loved by many including her family
and friends in Jamaica, England, and United States of America. Joan
was born in Barton, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies Island. Joan
graduated from Maggoty All-Age School, Jamaica. Ms. Joan was a
devoted Christian who strongly believe in God’s principles. The
building could be burning, and Ms. Joan felt that God would deliver her
safely from the flames. Ms. Joan enjoyed working in the early years as
an office worker then later started her own laundry business in Jamaica.
Ms. Joan migrated to Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband Mr.
Allan on September 12, 2000. Ms. Joan loved her gospel music, reggae
music by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff songs and his movie
The Harder They Come along with Jamaican music from the 60s and
70s. Ms. Joan’s memorable occasion that she attended was Emperor
Haile Selassie visit to Jamaica in 1966. The family requests flowers on
the day of the funeral, or you may give donations to the Dementia
Society of America. The family will be receiving friends on Friday,
March 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wages and Sons
Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
The funeral will be lived streamed on Saturday March 13, 2021 at 1:00
p.m. and in person with each participant wearing a mask. The church
service will be officiated by Chaplin Maria Hughes. On-line
condolences may be expressed at

Joan Clarke Browne Celebration of Live Live Stream from Essence of Life Video on Vimeo.


Visitation: March 12, 2021 10:00 am - March 12, 2021 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: March 13, 2021 1:00 pm - March 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageTo Alan, Jacqueline and family, Howard and family, friends and relatives of Miss Joan, please accept my deepest sympathies. May God comfort you with his peace as you grieve. Miss Joan was a special person; kind, loving and compassionate. Let us cherish the wonderful memories of the life that she lived. May her soul rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon her.

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