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Brown served as the board at­tor­ney for more than 18 years be­fore he died in late Fe­bru­ary. The res­o­lu­tion was co-au­thored by his even­tual re­place­ment, House Rep. Rob Rober­son R-Starkville, and House Rep. Cheikh Tay­lor D- Starkville.

Rober­son said peo­ple sel­dom get the op­por­tu­nity to honor some­one who has been a part of this com­mu­nity, and un­for­tu­nately they tend to do it af­ter they pass.

He said some­times the only way to show how much some­one meant to them, is to share mem­o­ries and hon­ors with the fam­ily mem­bers that are still with us.

"Jack Brown was a ti­tan for our com­mu­nity and a pil­lar for this com­mu­nity, and we wanted to show as a board and as our state how much we ap­pre­ci­ate that," Rober­son said. "Not only that, he has helped more peo­ple in this com­mu­nity than most peo­ple re­al­ize,"

Rober­son ref­er­enced a par­tic­u­lar clause in the res­o­lu­tion, which reads "Whereas a friend to all horses and Ger­man Shep­herds, Mr. Brown was a life­long learner, a vo­ra­cious reader and a grand sto­ry­teller." Rober­son said that line reads true if one had ever met Brown.

"It was amaz­ing to me how quick and quick wit­ted he was, and he could come up with a story and ex­am­ple to give us," Rober­son said.

Rober­son said as a to­ken of their ap­pre­ci­a­tion from the state of Mis­sis­sip­ipi and Ok­tibbeha County, he presents House Res­o­lu­tion No. 50 to rep­re­sent their ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Brown, thank­ing his fam­ily for let­ting them bor­row him to serve their com­mu­nity.

The res­o­lu­tion also fea­tured Brown's ac­com­plish­ments and other no­tice­able qual­i­ties.

Brown's daugh­ter, Ok­tibbeha County Pros­e­cu­tor Ha­ley Brown, said re­ceiv­ing the res­o­lu­tion from Rober­son and the su­per­vi­sors fur­ther ce­ments her fa­ther's legacy as a pub­lic ser­vant.

"Hav­ing the Mis­sis­sippi House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the Ok­tibbeha County Board of Su­per­vi­sors ac­knowl­edge my fa­ther's tire­less ser­vice means the world to me and my fam­ily. I ap­pre­ci­ate the work state Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Rob Rober­son and Cheikh Tay­lor did to make the House procla­ma­tion a re­al­ity," Brown said. "I'd like to thank all five su­per­vi­sors for tak­ing time to rec­og­nize him. My fa­ther was hon­ored to serve this county, and I am hon­ored to re­ceive the procla­ma­tion on his be­half."

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