Edward was born and raised in Stewart County, Lumpkin, Georgia. He relocated to New Jersey with his bride, Betty Mae Harris and settled in the Vauxhall section of Union Township in 1966. They returned to their birth state of Georgia in 2005 and later returned to New Jersey and settled in Williamstown, NJ in 2017.
Edward lived his life to the fullest surrounded by the people he loved the most, his beloved family. Edward was a good friend to many and fondly remembered for his southern quips in his low baritone voice, “You have to pay the cost to be the boss” and “How bout that now”. His laughter and smile could light up any room, he will be dearly missed.
Edward worked at Ford Motor Company for 35 years he worked at the Mahwah, Edison and Teterboro facilities throughout his career. He retired in 2003. Edward also worked as an auto mechanic, brick mason and carpenter. He loved cars, both fast and luxury, and hunting.
Edward passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 24, 2022 at the modest age of 80. He was married for 53 years to his wife Betty Brown.
Cherished father of Barry Brown, Pamela Brown-Thomas(son-in-law Francis) Tammy Brown and Sandra McBride.
Brother of Clarence Brown, Clara Bunn, Doris Brown, and the late Clayton, Hiawatha, Willie, Ruben, Benjamin and Maejollie Jenkins. Grandfather of Breanna, Edward Nehemiah, Elijah Jayden , Shahidah, Nekeitha, Kenya and Kelvin and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements by the Galante Funeral Home in Union.
Visitation will be held from 10AM -11AM on Friday March 4, 2022 at the Aenon Baptist Church on 1500 Brown Ave, Union, NJ, followed by a funeral service at 11AM.
A Zoom will be available to view for those who can not attend beginning at 10:30AM
Meeting ID: 827 1621 3978
Entombment at Hollywood Cemetery in Union.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Alzheimer Association :