Hollis Edell Brown, Jr., affectionately known as Dell, was born February 16, 1963, in Tuscumbia, AL.
Dell was born to parents, the late Hollis Edell Brown Sr. and Josephine Brown. Dell departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2019 after a long illness.
Dell accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. During his childhood and early teen years, he was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Richmond, IN and later became a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was also under watch care with Little Valley Baptist Church in Evansville, IN.
Dell attended Richmond High School where he participated on the Wrestling team. In addition, Dell was a talented sketch artist. However, Dell was noted for his excellent sense of geography and direction, as he was a semi-truck driver and worked for Laidlaw and CRST trucking companies.
Dell is survived by his daughter, Loren Olivia Brown, Richmond, IN; son, Darius Brown, Richmond, IN; mother, Josephine Brown, Evansville, IN; siblings Ricky Lewis, Rochester, NY; Gabra E. Williams, Rochester, NY; Reginald Brown, Richmond, IN; Vince Brown, Evansville, IN; Michael (Shannon) Brown, Richmond, IN; Dr. Marilyn (Byron) Robinson, Columbus, OH. In addition to a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, Dell also leaves the following special friends to cherish his memory: Clarissa Ninde, Richmond, IN and Doris Tapp, Evansville, IN.
Calling will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1108 N. H St., Richmond, followed by the service at 1 p.m. and burial in Earlham Cemetery.
Community Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.