Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Charlotte A. Brown

08/23/1939 - 10/20/2017

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held, 7:30pm-9pm, Friday, October 27, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 1pm, Saturday, October 28, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk VA

Charlotte Antonia Deal Brown, 78, departed this life on Friday, October 20, 2017. She was the tenth child of the late Ada and Maceo Antonio Deal, Sr. A long-time resident of Virginia Beach, she was born on August 23, 1939 in Bloomington Indiana.   Charlotte received a B.S. degree in Health Education from the University of Tennessee in 1969. She earned the M.S. degree in Health Education from the University of North Florida in 1975 and did further study in Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University. She joined Norfolk State University (NSU) in 1978 and retired as Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education. At NSU, Mrs. Brown was the founding Director of the NSU Children’s College. She grew this academic enrichment program for public school children from a 5-week summer program on NSU’s main campus in 1986 to a year-round program that offered 31 classes on the main campus at NSU and two satellite campuses in 2004.   Charlotte was an active public and professional servant. She was a life member of the Girl Scouts and served as a member of the board of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast. She was awarded a Girl Scout Honor Pin in 2002 in recognition of her outstanding service, above and beyond the expectations of the position held. Charlotte was a member of the Board of the Red Cross, board member and Secretary/Treasurer of the National African American Health and Fitness Association, and a member of the American and Virginia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. When Charlotte lost her beloved husband, she channeled her energy to help others with the loss of loved ones. Through her work, she was appointed the Virginia State Coordinator of grief and loss for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). In this capacity, she was the first African-American to serve as a state coordinator for AARP. She was a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Gamma Omega Chapter. Charlotte was also a faithful member of Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA.   Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Antonia R. Brown of Washington, DC, Carrie L. Brown of Virginia Beach, VA, and Charlotte Faith Brown, of Washington, DC; sister, Anice Banks (Dr. Waldo R. Banks, Sr.) of Carson, CA; brother, William Deal of Alta Dena, CA; granddaughter, Ada Grace Pryor of Washington, DC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 32 years, Dr. Iris G. Brown, five brothers, and two sisters.

Justine rucker She will be miss
Posted: 10/27/2017
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Norma P. Ragland My sincere condolences to the family of Charlotte A. Brown. She was professional, dedicated, and a delight to know. I treasure my years as her across- the- hall office colleague.
Posted: 10/27/2017
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Melvin Collins, Sr. We offer our condolences to the Brown family. Charlotte Brown was indeed a good neighbor and friend. We will continue to lift the family in prayer. Leona and Melvin R. Collins, Sr.
Posted: 10/24/2017
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Tamara Ramey-Carter My dear sweet Cousin-Soror. Charlotte was a beautiful person inside and outside. What a sweet spirit she had. She is going to be missed but never forgotten by many. Much love and peace goes to the wonderful family. Charlotte was a family jewel.
Posted: 10/24/2017
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Casheba Cannon I am so lost for words right now. Mrs. Brown is the main reason why I became an educator to this day. Mrs. Brown assisted me in my education career and I will forever be grateful to her impact on my life. God Bless Mrs. Brown and her Family during this time.
Posted: 10/24/2017
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Patricia Williams Mrs. Brown was like a second mother to me when I worked for her with the Children's College Program. I started as a temp for her and she would always tell me "Don't leave me Ms. Williams I am going to get you paid." And she did. Over the years after working for her I would still inquire about how she was doing. I am going to miss her very much. She is gone but will never be forgotten.
Posted: 10/24/2017
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Nikki Loss of a loved one is heartbreaking and the grief seems unbearable at times. May the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) strengthen you for the days ahead, Psalm 29:11. He heals the brokenhearted, Psalm 147:3
Posted: 10/24/2017
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Roselyn Walker Our condolences to family from your family in St.Louis peace and love
Posted: 10/24/2017
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