A Memorial Service recently was held for Joy San Walker Brown at Spelman College, who was remembered for “living well, loving much, and laughing often.” She died last month after a brief bout with cancer. She was the wife of the late Dr. Calvin A. Brown Jr., her college sweetheart at Morehouse. A graduate of Spelman College in 1952, the deceased pursued a career in community service and raised two daughters, Dr. JoiSanne Brown and Dr. SannaGai Brown.
She was remembered for being funny, positive, loyal, graceful, and stylish by Dr. Bess Jones, and life long friend and bridge partner; Anne Allison. Her sister, Lena Gilmore of Houston,Texas, Jettie Burnett of the Atlanta Chapter of The Links; Danielle Simmons of the National Alumni Association of Spelman College, and Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman, all praised Brown for her grace and love for her community and for Spelman College.
The deceased is also survived by a son-in-law, LeRome Richmond; brothers, Paul D. Walker of Augusta, GA; Phillip C. Turner of Texas and Lee Vernon Cochran of Washington, D.C. and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, god-children and friends. The family requested that donations be made to Spelman College in honor of the deceased, who enjoyed a “well-lived life”.