Mrs. Leola Strong Brown 86, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Monday July 15, 2019. She was born March 20, 1933 in Pelahatchie, Mississippi to the late Roscoe Strong and Nancy (Larry) Pridgett. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Brown, Sr.

She leaves to cherish her memories son, Steven Brown of Pine Bluff, AR; daughters, Sharon Said-Soahili of Nangis, France; and Pamela Mercer of Little Rock, AR; sisters Arlena Johnson of Pine Bluff, AR; and Bonnie Rhodes of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR. Interment in Graceland “Southwood Section” Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Family hour Sunday, July 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state at the Church Monday 10:45 a.m. until the start of service.