Henry Chester Brown Jr., 69, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at UNC Nash General Hospital.

He was born in Goldsboro, N.C., April 22, 1953, to the late Henry Chester Brown Sr. and Anne Price Brown, and was preceded in death by his sister, Pat Crist.

Henry was passionate about history, and spent many hours volunteering with Historic Halifax and the Sixth North Carolina.

He also loved cats, and was a huge supporter of Israel. Henry was a published author and an expert on historical weaponry, and he loved the Lord Jesus Christ.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Brown; his three daughters, Ariel Duhadaway, Rhea Votipka (Daniel) and Hana Brown; his grandchildren, Joanna Duhadaway, Grady Duhadaway, Luca Votipka and Henrietta Votipka; his sister, Sandy Isley and husband, “Pee Gee;” his cousin, Betsy Pritchard and husband, Joe; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services.

Memorial donations may be made to Historic Halifax, P.O. Box 406, Halifax, N.C., 27839.

Online condolences may be made to www.askewfs.com.

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