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The Brownell and Johnson Families announce the death and homegoing of their father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, Rev. Joseph G. Brownell, Sr., in his 66th year.

This sad event occurred at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4th, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, in Queens, New York.

Joseph Brownell retired as Vice Principal of the Boys and Girls High School, in Brooklyn, New York. Before coming to the United States, he served at the Liberia Electricity Corporation and the Liberia National Police.

Visitation, Viewing and The Celebration of Life and Homegoing Service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Roy L. Gilmore Funeral Home. Burial will be held on Saturday, June 29th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum in Farmingdale, Long Island. There will be no Repast.

Rev. Joseph G. Brownell, Sr. is survived by his children: Josephine Brownell, Joseph G. Brownell, Jr., Bantie Tupee Brownell-Morris (Sidney), and Joko G. Brownell(Cassaundra); grandson Nathaniel Gabriel Forschner; siblings: Harriet Brownell, Dr. Lincoln Brownell, Jr. (Sabah), Myshael Brownell (Addie), Edyth Brownell, and Gloria Brownell Dougba (Victor, Sr.); the Nete-Sie Brownell and Enick Johnson families, and friends of Liberia and the United States of America.

Josephine Brownell (202) 674-1083
Bantie Brownell-Morris (011) 231-88-171-1589 [Liberia]; 678-777-6473 [ WhatsApp US]
Joko Brownell (214) 907-1815
Nathaniel Forschner (240) 426-1980
Cecelia Johnson-Davies (267) 296-0861
Dr. Lincoln Brownell, Jr. (404) 915-6613

Chapel & Funeral Parlor Address: Roy L. Gilmore Funeral Home, 191-02 Linden Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11412

Interment/Grave Site Address: Pinelawn Memorial Park, 2030 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale, NY 11735

Quality Inn, 163-18 115th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434 (7 minutes away from Funeral Home)
Holiday Inn Express, 153-70 South Conduit Ave, Jamaica, NY 11434 (14 minutes away from Funeral Home)
For discounts on flights/hotels, Contact:; mention the BROWNELL FAMILY.