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Westview Memorial Park
Saturday December 11th, 2021

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James Clifton Brownlee, Jr.

James Clifton “Jimmy” Brownlee, Jr.


James Clifton “Jimmy” Brownlee Jr., age 81, of 1 Martha Franks Drive, and husband of Sue Coleman Brownlee, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.

Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late James Clifton Brownlee, Sr., and Eleanor Roper Brownlee. A Clemson College graduate, he was a U.S. Army Veteran who worked in the space program in Huntsville, AL. Mr. Brownlee enjoyed birding and hiking; he also loved nature and photography. Jimmy was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Laurens and retired from GE.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his son: James Hugh Brownlee of Atlanta, GA and numerous family members including a niece, Susan Coleman Slate and a nephew, Jon Coleman.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Westview Memorial Park conducted by The Rev. Jeffrey Meadowcroft.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 225 W. Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Sue and family, it is with a heavy heart that I learned from William Brown about Jimmy's passing. He was my friend and adjuster to Clemson as many times I rode with him back to Clemson after a weekend at home. I am sorry to have missed the service. I think much of my Laurens friends and keep in touch with William. I'm not sure that you knew I worked at DuPont with one of your relatives, John Burroughs. I lost my wife, Carolyn, three years ago after a very happy marriage. I can understand how you feel to lose a loved one, My heart felt sympathies go out to you.
Frank Bolt

Frank Bolt Dec 30 2021 3:01 PM

Sue, Hugh and family, Jim was a delightful kind soul. I was so honored to know him. Sending you all my deepest love and comforting thoughts and prayers. May choirs of comforting angels attend you. With love, Fred Rose.

Fred Rose Dec 10 2021 10:42 AM

Sue, David and I have missed you and Jim over the years. You two were always good neighbors and friends. Sue, only recently did we know that you two were at Martha Franks. We continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. Marj and David Craig

Marj Craig Dec 5 2021 1:25 PM

To the Brownlee family, So sorry to hear of Mr. Jimmy's passing. He will be missed very much by his Martha Franks Family and friends. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers .

Karen Nix Nov 21 2021 7:20 AM

A photo was added for James Clifton Brownlee, Jr.

Jimmy Brownlee Nov 19 2021 4:19 PM

Sue and family, Carolyn and I were very sorry to see Jimmy's obit. I remember many times meeting at Jimmy's house Sunday nights to ride back to Clemson. We plan to attend service in Dec.. Fond memories of you and Jim at Laurens High.
Love to all , William

William Brown Nov 19 2021 7:20 AM

I am sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace and love during this time.

Sandra Laws Nov 17 2021 9:36 AM

Sue and FAMILY, I Cannot Express my emotions when I saw JIM's obituary. Memories of so many times and events we shared in so many places; from Rogation Sundays to Pancake Suppers and Church Meetings,
Jim & Sue could always be counted on. Words cannot adequately express the void this will leave in many lives. Our greatest satisfaction comes from knowing Jim was met with open arms by the sainted souls that preceeded him. Would that we can live our lives to join him again at the ETERNAL COMMUNION. May GOD Bless and Keep us all. AMEN.

Harold Don Davis Nov 16 2021 9:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Brownlee, Jr.

Harold Don Davis Nov 16 2021 8:49 PM

Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My heart knows your pain and I extend my sincerest of condolences.

Betty Walsh Nov 16 2021 7:26 PM