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On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 William Albert Browning, 80, of Newport News passed away unexpectedly at Riverside Hospital and was taken home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Bill was born in Aiken, South Carolina to William and Etta Browning. He grew up in the Salvation Army where his father was a pastor and ran a men’s social. This is where he developed a true admiration for his dad. He loved sports and played football, baseball and ran track in high school. His passion was baseball which he shared with all his grandsons. He lived in Florida for a while and had a lot of wonderful memories and family stories. His biggest passion was the love of his life, Dorothy. His love for her was endless. They were married on Dec 29, 1962 in Washington, D.C.; they were married 57 years. He was her caregiver and advocate until her passing last April 8th. She was truly everything to him and after her passing he really reinvested himself into his faith. He used to always say your mom’s faith was simple “she just believed” and that is how I am going to view my faith moving forward.

Bill just moved into his first apartment and was relishing his newly found independence and love for cooking.

Bill was preceded in death by his beautiful bride of 57 years, Dorothy Browning; his parents, Al and Etta Browning; his brother, Doug Browning.  He leaves behind 3 children, William Browning, III and his wife, Terry, daughter, Kim Mclean, Sean Browning and his wife, Kendra; 8 grandchildren, Will Browning, Sarah Dickens, John Browning, Mike Rock, Chris Rock, Eric Browning, Veronica Grady and Jacob Browning; 5 great-grandchildren, Paisley, Callan, William, IV, Amelia, Isla and Olivia. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral home.

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#1 Jean Jaynes 2021-05-04 03:11
Bill was my older brother by 18 months. We shared so many wonderful life events growing up. I loved going to his football games at BCC High School. After our younger brother died, we talked every week sharing deeply. He loved his Dorothy and their family! After her death, Bill spent such wonderful times reading God’s Word and enjoying rich fellowship with his Lord and Savior. I will miss our weekly talks and him.
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