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Darrell Rodney Brown

Visitation: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Darrell Rodney Brown, age 66, went to sleep in death on Sunday, December 25, 2022. He was the loving husband of Susan, for whom he wore his superhero cape for almost 35 years.

Born in Bronx NY, to Juanita Wilson, Darrell graduated from Martin Van Buren High School and went on to serve 24 years in the United States Air Force where he not only saw the world but made lifelong friendships. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined J35 South, Joint Force Command Division Force Analysis Branch as a Force Analyst, who was loved and respected by all.

When Darrell could no longer play basketball, his love for the game led him to the Virginia Basketball Officials Association, where he refereed both High School and Recreational League games and participated in the training of new referees. As a former sprinter, he had a passion for Track and Field and followed it on every level. If Darrell wasn’t watching sports, you could find him out riding his bike, working in his garden, perfecting his grill skills and happily seeking where next to explore, even if just for a day, so that he could add another magnet to his collection. He also loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Juanita; his wife, Susan; his children, Kaerell and Mian; his grandchild, Kasen; his siblings, Alton (Felice), Kim and Jerome (Gwen); his sister-in-law, Terry-Ann (Henry); his brother-in-law, Richard (Nicole); his cousins, David, Kenneth, Stacey and Doris, and many others along with nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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#14 Tyler Jackson 2023-01-08 02:20
I greatly appreciate my time working with Darrell. He helped make my Joint Staff tenure enjoyable, successful, and memorable. He was always willing to help and to teach. He loved his family dearly. He will be sorely missed.
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#13 Keith Johnson 2023-01-07 15:15
My prayers and condolences to the family. Worked with and officiated basketball with Darrell for over 10 years. He was a good friend, referee, and brother. He will be missed! Rest in Peace D Brown!!
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#12 Ronald Cross 2023-01-06 16:38
I had the utmost respect for Darrell. I meek and kind hearted man who was great influence on new officials. You will be missed my brother. May God grant comfort and peace to the family
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#11 Jonathan Schrader 2023-01-06 14:45
My sympathies for your loss. Darrell was a good man and I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed.
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#10 Richard Scheels 2023-01-03 17:12
My condolences to Susan and her family. I worked with Darrell for many years on the Joint Staff and he will be missed by all that interacted with him. An honorable and dedicated man that was a joy to work with. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
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#9 Ken & Kim Yarbrough 2023-01-01 16:39
Susan please accept our deepest condolences. We’ve known Darrell, or Caesar as we fondly called him for over 25 years. He was a gentle giant and the nucleus of our England crew. One thing I (Kim)loved about him was his laugh. He was a kind and loyal person and will be truly missed. We pray that you and your family have strength in this difficult time.
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#8 Regina&David McCants 2023-01-01 13:07
Sister Susan & Family
David and I love you. We offer up supplication and prayers to our Heavenly Father Jehovah for you and your family comfort, peace and endurance in Jesus Christ name. We are here for you.
Kiss the Grand baby for us.
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#7 Melissa Glover 2022-12-31 23:19
It was a pleasure working with Darrell. Condolences to the Family.
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#6 Bruce Carter 2022-12-31 12:55
I was incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of my brother and friend Darrell R. Brown. My entire family joins me in sending our deepest sympathies during this time of bereavement. When I first met Darrell, I noticed that he had the ability to bring people together, share a funny story, and be a positive leader for others to follow. During all of our phone conversations he spoke so highly and fondly of his family. Me being a man of God, for me, knowing he was serving his family brought him endless joy. He made many strong friendships during his time here on earth, and he will be remembered for his kindness and strengths.

Susan, my family’s hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times. (Weather / Time permitting) If at all possible: we would like to pay our final respects to one of the best. He will always be missed.

Deepest sympathies,
Bruce Carter & Family
USAF Ret. Dayton, Ohio
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#5 Cleveland Rogers 2022-12-31 03:17
Just a Good Person! Refereed a High School game with Darrell 2 Fridays ago. He was so happy to spend time with his Grand Child the next day. My Condolences to the Brown Family. Thanks Darrell for the opportunity to Referee with you and to know you. See you on the Gold Court with your Gold whistle my friend. 4
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#4 Clifford Macklin 2022-12-31 00:24
I remember officiating with him during the AAU summer games, he was always a kind and respectful person. My sympathy goes out to the Brown family.
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#3 Elder Rob Wilson 2022-12-30 23:59
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Darrel was a pillar in the Referreing community and helped me when I was a rookie!! The Bible states “there remainest a rest and we can hold firm to the fact that our brother is at rest. My brother, you will be missed!!!
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#2 CARL MARTIN 2022-12-30 22:31
Very meek and patient, I learned from watching him, even though he did not know I was paying attention. Condolences….
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#1 J.J. Foster 2022-12-30 19:27
My sincere condolences to the Brown and Wilson family. Darrell was a great friend and great with people! He enjoyed the comradery of officiating and just completed his first season of volleyball! A lot of officials in this area passed through his guidance and mentorship. He will be greatly missed!
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