Lloyd Glenn Brown
Yorktown, Va. – Lloyd Glenn Brown, 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1938 at home on Gwynns Island, Virginia weighing just 2 pounds, earning him the lifelong nickname of Peanut. He was the son of the late Emily Jane Callis and John Luther Brown.
He graduated from Mathews High School in 1957. After high school he went to work at the Tides Inn in Irvington Virginia as a deckhand on the Miss Ann and in a variety of other positions at the resort. After his work at the Tides Inn, he traveled from Mathews to Newport News to work for Newport News Shipyard until he was drafted into the Army in 1960. He was stationed for 2 years at Fort Bragg, NC.
On his return to Virginia he resumed his career at the Shipyard, where he would remain for the next 42 years as a pipefitter in the X42 department, retiring as a supervisor. Peanut would often pick up a second job to provide for his family, working as a gas station attendant, doing welding work, working for York County’s Mosquito Control and, after retiring, as a school bus driver for St. Andrews Episcopal School.
He met his wife, Mamye Revere Wood, on Gwynns Island when she would visit her family on weekends and in the summer. They married in 1960, when they eloped to North Carolina, and celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 22, 2021.
In his leisure time he enjoyed camping with friends, family vacations, fishing and woodworking. In his later years he and his wife retired to Chincoteague Island Virginia, one of their favorite vacation spots. He quickly became a part of the island community with both his neighbors and his church family. Peanut was a man of great faith and served his church, Union Baptist, in many capacities including as a trustee, premises team, Vacation Bible School and making countless bracelets to pass out to visitors at the annual carnival.
After his health began to fail him, he and his wife returned to Yorktown to be closer to family.
Peanut is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Arneta Howlett. He is survived by his wife Mamye; his daughters Deborah Brown Robinson and her husband Mark, and Holly Soles and her husband Carl; grandsons Seth L. T. Robinson and his wife Ashley, Travis Wade Soles and his wife Haley, and Tyler Wood Soles and Hayley Allen; Great-granddaughters Mackinley James Robinson, Rose Ann Soles, and Blakely Nicole Robinson.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 3rd in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home at 12:00 noon with interment in Gwynns Island cemetery at 3:00pm. The family will receive friends at 11:00am at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Union Baptist Church, 6365 Church Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336 or the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
Matthew 25:23 “His Lord said unto him, well done, good and faithful servant;… Enter into the joy of your Lord.”