February 21, 1958 ~ August 1, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Celebrating the life of William Henry Brown, III (Billy), born in New Haven on February 21, 1958 to the late William H. Brown Jr. and Sylvia Almeida. He was suddenly taken away on August 1, 2020 in North Carolina at the age of 62. Billy grew up in West Haven and Durham, CT and was educated in the Middletown school system. As a teenager he was a member of the Fort Hale Young Marines. He later joined the army in 1976. Professionally, he was a skilled general contractor. Growing up Billy enjoyed fishing, other outdoor activities and was an avid animal lover. He was also a lover of music, dancing and having fun with his family.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, William H. Brown IV (BJ), and brothers Michael Brown (Mark-Anthony) of New York, NY; Edward Johnston of Elizabethtown, NC; and Marcus Brinkley of Higganum, CT. He is also survived by 3 granddaughters: Kennedy, Parys, and Myquiel. He also leaves an uncle, John Almeida, aunts, Deborah Walker (Melvin) and Etta Farris McKnight, and godmother, Jeanette Delgado. Billy was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Minnie and William H. Brown, Sr., and maternal grandparents, Marion and John Almeida, Sr.; a younger brother, Kenneth Brinkley, USMC; aunt, Anita Murphy; and step-father, William A. Brinkley. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews, first cousins, and a host of relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT at 11:00 am. Internment immediately following at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven, CT. In observance of COVID-19 protocol, wearing a mask is required.



Memorial Service: August 18, 2020 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Graveside Service: August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

All Saints Cemetery
700 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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  1. My heart goes out to you Sylvia, and your family. All of your sons feel like brothers to me. I know it is so hard to understand why. I can only hope that you can take some comfort in knowing that it was God that called him Home. My prayers to your family.

  2. I know I never meet u in person but we facetime all the time n u always checked me me wish I could of meet u but God had a different plan so RIP pops never forgotten

  3. Laughter, that’s what I’ll remember you for. What an amazing personality; Always welcoming and honest. May God hold you in his arms and allow you to rest peacefully. My condolences to your family and friends. My condolences to Bjay. 💜🌹

    Rest in peace. ❤️🙏🏾

  4. My sincere condolences to the family on behalf of Billy Brown. So young. May he rest in peace.

  5. Billy, you left us too soon. I will miss your kindness, easy going, fun loving personality, your long lanky stature, but most of all that warming, bright smile of yours which simply can’t be duplicated. Later Billy,
    Aunt Pat

  6. I can’t believe my best friend is gone. I’m heartbroken and grief stricken. RIP brother. I will forever love you!

  7. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved , still missed and very dear.

    So sorry for your loss.

    Sheila Mendes and family

  8. Dearest cousin, you will be missed but always in my heart. After all, you are my son Larry’s twin. Lol! I will miss our talks, especially when you always remembered my bro Jimmy. Tibby, Billy had a heart of gold & loved by many! He has now joined Kenny & other Family members. Our Family is strong & We will get through this! Please accept my condolences & pray for each other. So sorry I was unable to attend due to illness. Love to all Family

  9. Keeping you all in prayer during this very difficult time, and may the lovIng memories you’ve sheared keep your heart light. My deepest condolences to all how morn his passing.🙏🏽

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