WWII hero Matthew Southall Brown Sr. passed away aged 99

By | November 23, 2021

Matthew Southall Brown Sr. Death – Cause of Death – According to reports, Rev. Matthew Southall Brown Sr., has sadly passed away at the age of 99. He passed away due to natural causes. Reports says that Pastor Matthew Southall Brown Sr. was known for leading the St. John’s Baptist Church in Savannah for over 35 years. He retired from the pulpit in 2004 at the age of 81.

Reports said that Brown was one of the first African Americans to desegregate the military in World War II. He served in the 9th Division, 60th Infantry Regiment, Company E and he also fought for civil rights in Savannah. Brown is described by many as the Pastors Pastor, and Savannah’s dean of clergy. Ard van der Vorst said on Twitter that Pastor Brown also helped liberate the Netherlands from the Nazis.

Leonard Brown, Pastor Brown’s oldest son said; “My father was a giving person. He had a statement that said there was no night too dark or no day too long for him to come to the aid of persons in Savannah, and that’s what he did.” The Brown family are still determining funeral arrangements and his obituary will be released by his family at a later date.

Ard van der Vorst said in a tweet; “Saddened to hear that Pastor Matthew Southall Brown Sr. has passed away 99 years old. As a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II, Pastor Brown helped liberate the Netherlands from the Nazis.”

Photo Credit – Ard van der Vorst