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Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Friday May 13th, 2022

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Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Friday May 13th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Joseph "Joe" Earl Brownlee

Joseph “Joe” Earl Brownlee


Laurens, SC


Joseph Earl Brownlee, age 76, of the Hickory Tavern Community, and husband of Frances Melton Brownlee, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, peacefully at his home. 


He was born in Laurens and was a son of the late Willie Capers and Ena Abercrombie Brownlee. 

Mr. Brownlee retired from Industrial Distribution Group and was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church where he was as a former deacon. He was a Mason and Past Master at Schroder Lodge in Gray Court. Joe was a loving father and grandfather who loved the Lord and enjoyed gardening and passed that love on to his family. 


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Tammy Emerson (Gene) of Matthews, NC and Brian Brownlee (Stephanie) of Laurens; his grandchildren, Lauren and Wyatt Emerson and Matthew and Rebekah Brownlee. 


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Carroll Brownlee. 


Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.  





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Mrs. Frances and family I was so sorry to hear of your loss, Praying for your family.

Angela Scott May 21 2022 5:51 PM

My husband and I had great respect for Joe Brownlee. What a godly man. He was always kind. I will miss seeing him on his golf cart riding around the yard and visiting with him when stopping by. Our prayers are with the family. Especially Francis, who herself is like an angel. With Love

Sharon and David Sluder May 14 2022 9:43 AM

Ms. Frances and Family, So sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. It is hard to loose a loved one but as we all know, this is only a temporary separation for you will see Mr. Joe again soon. Love you. Karen Nix

Karen M Nix May 13 2022 11:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Brownlee

Melody Shealy Finley May 13 2022 10:42 PM

We love you all and are there in spirit as he is out to rest today! Praying for peace to surround and God to comfort you, Chris and sandy wilson

Chris and sandy May 13 2022 2:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Brownlee

Chris and sandy wilson May 13 2022 2:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Brownlee

Don and Jan Franks May 13 2022 2:07 PM

Mrs Frances and family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Joe. A kind and friendly face (you both) that I will always treasure as part of my childhood church family. Praying for your peace and comfort.
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Mandi Garrett Pendergrass May 13 2022 12:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Brownlee

Woody & Susan Sheppard May 13 2022 10:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Brownlee

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