Condolence & Memory Journal

Mom yesterday was your birthday how we miss you so much down here you are with your mom dad and brother and two of your children and grandson keep smiling we all miss you so much i still have your messages on my phone forever i love you so much we will meet one day and hug and cry together happy birthday in heaven sending you hugs and kisses I will continue to takegreat careof your family

Posted by linda bryant-brown - DE   July 31, 2019

Happy Birthday Mom
Love Bernie

Posted by Eddie Brown - Wilmington, DE   July 30, 2019

Happy Birthday Mon
Love Berine

Posted by A friend   July 30, 2019

One Year ago today, My Frist Love, My Best Friend, The Person I could call on anytime Day or Night, The person that showed me how to Love another person, That Told me I could do anything I set my mind to do, that told me that I could be anything that I wanted to be, That Loved me for me and even when I did not Love myself and when I got lost inside of myself, The Person that I could call on when I was happy or said and that would just listen to me, The Person That have been my friend since we first meet in 1958 in a small hospital room in Washington DC, went home today that person was Betty Jean Johnson Brown-Dupree aka BJ My Mother/Mom. I Miss You Mom, I know you are doing ok, I am doing ok, Tell Grandma, Juanita, Kelvin and the rest of the family hello. Love you Bernie your son

Posted by Eddie Brown - WILMINGTON, DE   January 10, 2019

POP can to visit us, and to go to the race track it was good to see him getting out the house.

Posted by A friend   June 29, 2018

made it
Sometime I did not think I was going to make, sometime I was not sure if I want to join.
I lost a Sister on the way
I Lost a Brother on the way
I Lost Betty Jean Johnson Brown-Dupree my Mother, My Best Friend, My First Love
I Lived in DC, Alabama, Wilmington, Del
Millions of People have been Born doing my joinery (my son Jason Jones)
I Lost some Friends
I lost some Classmates
I Lost some Enemies
I had Great Day's
I had Good Day's
I had OK Day's
I had Bad Day's
I had Day's were I was not sure what I wanted to still be here.
Thousand of People have came into my Circle of Life and Touch MY Heart & Soul to help me became the Person I am Today
I have hurt some people while I been here
I have Been hurt by People
I been in Love
I been out of Love

I Have prayed to GOD for Help
I have ask GOD Why Me
I Have Thank GOD for all he has done For Me and Keeping me Here
I have Been Mad with GOD
I have Been Mad A GOD for Taken my Betty Jean Johnson Brown-Dupree, Juanita Brown, and Kelvin Brown always from my
I Have Thank GOD for Taken my Mother, Sister and Brother pain away and bring them home with him.
I have Thank GOD, for all he has done for all of his children here on earth.

Thank you for your Love, your Soul and your Heart

Eddie B Brown

Posted by Eddie Brown - Wilmington, DE   May 14, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Love and Miss you,


Posted by Eddie Brown - wilmington, DE - Son   May 13, 2018


Dear James & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear that your beloved Betty has died. I will always remember her beauty, gentle spirit and kindness. She is singing in the heavenly choir. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.
You will be in my prayers.


Posted by Dorothy Benford - Summerville, SC - Friend   January 18, 2018

James and Family,

I was truly sadden to hear about Betty's passing. Betty was a wonderful, vibrant and delightful person to be around. Her grace and laughter always kept us upbeat from our days at Round Oak, Resurrection and more fondly, our Breakfast Club at Buddy's. We had some much fun being in each other's presence, sharing our love for all, and enjoying the praises God bestowed upon us. We know her blessing will continue and her laughter will always be with us.

Posted by Tony Cheatham - Hyattsville, MD   January 18, 2018

To James Dupree and the Brown Families, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. I remember Betty as a very vibrant and lovely lady. Betty exemplified the graces of womanhood and dignity wherever she went. However, God said Betty, your work is done and now you will get your just reward. Rest assured that Betty is sitting at the feet of Jesus rejoicing. May God continue to comfort you and the families. With the love of Jesus!!!!!!

Posted by Ronald Johnson - Lanham, MD   January 17, 2018

Hi James...Ted and I are so sorry for your lost. We remember how much Betty would make us laugh. Praying for you and your family.

Love Ted and Michele Turner

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2018



Posted by ED SULLIVAN - BURLINGTON, NC   January 10, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Princess Hyman - Waterford,, CT - Family   January 10, 2018

Hi James and family. Sorry we could not be with you today. We remember how Betty could always make you laugh with that quick wit of hers. She will be missed. We are grateful for the time we had with her. We pray God's comfort and peace for you.
The Sessoms Family

Posted by Doris Sessoms - Dumfries, VA - Friend   January 10, 2018

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2018

To Bernie and family at this trying time have faith in God he knows best.
Frank& Ruth Marshall

Posted by Frank Marshall - Woodbridge, VA   January 09, 2018

Posted by Juanita Brown    January 09, 2018

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2018

May the love of God comfort and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.

Posted by Rev. Dr. Carol Truesdale - Clifton, VA - Friend   January 09, 2018

Love you, always will

Posted by Eddie    January 09, 2018


Mom you will be the light in my life and we will miss you today tomorrow love you always your daughter in law Linda keep smiling you got your wings ,

Posted by Linda Bryant Brown - Wilmington, DE   January 08, 2018

Dupree While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. my sincere condolences.

Posted by Hazel Gaylor-Burt - Brockton, MA   January 08, 2018

Praying for the family. My you keep all the beautiful memories in your heart.

Posted by Jennifer Joyner Edwards - Brandywine, MD - Family Friend   January 08, 2018

Betty Jean was my favorite aunt and Buddy was my favorite uncle. Now both are gone. I miss you. Bernie, Buddy and Joan, stay strong. I will not be able to attend. I hope you can feel my hugs.

Posted by Theoria Johnson - Oxon Hill, MD - Family   January 08, 2018

Betty will truly be missed. We met at Round Oak Missionary Baptist Church...we traveled together and had many laughs. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.

Posted by Michele Turner - Laurel, MD   January 08, 2018


James, Our sympathy to you and the family at this time of grief. Betty Jean will always be in our memories. Jack and Jackie Jackson..

Posted by Elvin Jackson - Summerfield, NC - Family   January 06, 2018

Betty was my sister in Christ. We attended First Mount Zion Baptist Church tigether. We were licensed to the ministry together. I will surely miss her humor and friendship. My deepest sympathy to James and the rest of her family. God bless you. You are all in my prayers.

Juanita and Charles Stokes

Posted by Juanita Stokes - Dumfries, VA - Friend   January 06, 2018