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Ava Colleen Brown was born on October 19, 1952, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as a loving product of the union of the late Leon Fountain and Vera Fountain (Holmes). Ava peacefully went home to glory on November 1, 2022. Ava who was very intelligent and studious from the time she was a child, graduated from Springfield Gardens High School in Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York and then went on to college at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, Stockton State College (University) in Pomona, New Jersey, and Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she graduated with a master's degree in nursing. Ava was united in holy matrimony to Larry Brown on July 10, 1971. Larry and Ava Brown were blessed with two children, Kydan Brown and Jenaya Jones (Brown). Ava worked as Executive Director for a community-based AIDS Services Agency, Blacks Against AIDS, because of her love for her community and all the people in the world who were dying from HIV/AIDS. She served unselfishly, often without pay for months but made sure her employees were paid on time. She hired people who lived in the community and helped youth by providing them with a safe place to learn about how to keep themselves safe from HIV/AIDS, giving them strong, positive role models, and providing games and activities for the youth to keep them off the streets. Ava worked as a Nurse, mostly in home health care, taking care of not only her patients but a thoughtful support system for her patient's parents/family members. Ava worked at the Health Department in Atlantic City, helping young women and girls who were pregnant by keeping them focused on their health plans to make sure that they had healthy babies. Ava worked at the Institute for Health Development in Atlantic City, helping people who had addiction issues to overcome their addictions and to live healthy and positive lives. Ava was only a call away when a family member or a friend needed her expertise as a medical professional or a medical advocate. Ava worked tirelessly taking care of her own mother Vera, who did not want to go to a nursing home, when she was unable to care for herself. Ava was the owner and operator of Brown's Business Incubator, LLC, which was created to teach youth how to become entrepreneurs. Ava through her business, helped people incorporate their businesses. Ava did not spend her time frivolously. Ava was always working hard to help others. Ava was a devout Christian, who read her bible through once a year. She never missed reading her bible every morning while drinking a pitcher of coffee before starting her day. She attended church as often as she could until her health declined, and she was unable to attend. Ava loved God, always walked closely with him, and God unquestionably was the head of her life. Ava loved her large family dearly and was happy to help any of her family members with anything they needed. Ava was a caring, loving, and giving woman who was always there for all of her family, friends and community. Ava leaves to cherish and embrace her memories, two children, Kydan Brown and Jenaya Jones (Brown), son-in-law, Jamar Jones, grandchild, Tairah Brown, sister, Wendy Mitchell (Fountain), brother-in-law, Marc Mitchell, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Ava is pre-deceased by her loving parents, Leon Fountain and Vera Fountain (Holmes) and her six brothers, Barry, Clark, Cyril, Kent, Tracy, and Vance Fountain. Funeral Services for Ava Brown will be conducted at 11:00am Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Gormley Funeral Home LLC 2706 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home from 10:00am. Following Services, Ava will be laid to rest at the Atlantic City Cemetery, Route 9 and the Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. (Entrance to cemetery off Black Horse Pike). Arrangements by the Gormley Funeral Home LLC/AC (
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