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Welcome Florence E. Browne Funeral Home

Let the Florence E. Browne Funeral Home family care for your family during this difficult season of bereavement. In business since 1912, our full service funeral home is well known for it's compassionate, professional & excellent service. Our staff is always available to assist you through the grieving process.

For many years Florence E. Browne has served many communities locally and abroad. Feel free to visit our Funeral Home located in the Village of Harlem, New York. Our Service Family would be more than happy to sit and answer your questions regarding funeral arrangements, cremations & pre-arrangements. In addition, we provide notary services as well as referrals for anyone desiring professional grief counseling.


Since 1912, The Florence E. Browne Funeral Home Family has been honored to serve your family with love, compassion and dignity. We have accomplished the vision of Florence E. Browne to enhance the community and strengthen the family during the most difficult seasons of their lives and we have accomplished it from our location at 436 Lenox Avenue! We have allowed “opulence” to pass us by in order to keep our prices affordable and, as so many of you have commented, maintained a “homey” atmosphere where you felt confident your loved one would receive personal, loving care. Florence E. Browne Funeral home has become the latest casualty of the gentrification that allegedly demonstrates a “new more progressive” Harlem. There are a lot of things I could say, HOWEVER, I will remain in the Spirit that has undergirded this funeral service ministry for 103 years … WE WLL CONTINUE TO PRAISE THE LORD!!!

With both sadness but Joy that the GOD we serve does ALL things well, effective Saturday, November 1, 2015 we will become one Funeral Home with two places that our family may continue to serve your family. Florence E. Browne Funeral Home, Inc will be located at 427 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (sharing space with A. Barrett Funeral Service) at the corner of Ralph and Bergen Streets. This means that we can now better, more efficiently serve those who have called upon us living in the Brooklyn, Queens & Long Island communities. In the Harlem community, we have been welcomed with open arms to share a space with the NEW Springfield Missionary Baptist Church located at 1880 Park Avenue, New York, New York directly on the corner of 128th Street! This location is a matter of minutes away from where you have always depended on us to care for you and your family during those difficult moments. As we did in the past, we will also be able to serve you in the comfort of your home. AND, in addition to these locations,, services are still available in the most sought after and popular houses of worship in the ti-state area! We have not lost our contacts

So again, effective SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 our location will change but our telephone number (212/283-5181), our fax (917/677-8224) and our email address ( febrowne@verizon.net) will ALL remain the same! You will have prompt attention from the same loving persons you have come to know and love!

Planning a Funeral


The funeral is an important step toward healing, not only for yourself, but for everyone who is affected by the loss of your loved one. There are a number of things to consider when putting someone’s final arrangements in place.

Which type of service will help you and your loved ones heal?

Having friends and family around you at a difficult time is the first step in the healing process. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral with a viewing or a contemporary service, we want to help you make the right decisions for you and the family and friends of your loved one.

At Times, people choose a fast service with little time for remembering a life lived. Having a funeral service with time to say goodbye and proper measures in place to ensure that your loved one is remembered now and in the future is important, not only for your healing, but for others as well.

Just imagine: Fifteen years from now, your loved one’s grandchildren will be able to get to know their grandfather thanks to our online memorial tribute pages. Click here to learn more.


Working Together

We know funerals and you know your loved one. Let’s work together to create a service that will pay a fitting tribute with the highest of standards. 

We’ll leave the details up to you. You can choose where, when and how to hold the service. You can choose the music you want played, the prayers that will be recited and the special services and personal touches that will help you honor a life well-lived. You make the decisions and leave the rest to us to make it happen.

WILLIAM mallory




October 22, 1915 ~ March 16, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:00 P.M


Oscar William Mallory II was born in Auvergne, Arkansas on October 22, 1915. He was the third of ten children born to Oscar William Mallory, Sr. and Minnie Mallory. He was preceded in death by both parents and following six brothers: Lathie Mallory, Elston Mallory, Roy Mallory, Calvin Mallory, Jerome Mallory, and Herbert Mallory.
Oscar departed this life on Sunday, March 16, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers and one sister: Joseph Mallory, Sr. of Kokomo, Indiana, Frederick Mallory of Hampton, Virginia, and Irene Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. He also leaves to mourn his loss a legion of nieces, nephews and other extended family members too numerous to mention here. However, even though there are many of us scattered throughout the world, Oscar never forgot a single one in the family, and he often reached out to each and every one...and he made certain that the rest of us knew the whereabouts of everyone else in the family, no matter where they were or how remote the ties were or how we were related to each other. Oscar was that glue that always thru good times and bad times kept us bound together no matter what.

During the 1940’s and 50’s Oscar was a Freelance photographer for the Amsterdam News in New York City where he photographed many famous individuals in the field of entertainment and also many diplomats who traveled to New York City during that time. After fifty plus years as a Dining Car Waiter, he retired from the Railroad and taught himself to be a master locksmith where he provided lock and key services all over the Upper part of Harlem for many years. Oscar dearly loved his family and provided extensive moral and financial support wherever and whenever it as needed before he became incapacitated and unable to travel as he had in past years. He took his family as his personal responsibility, and he diligently granted the financial aid and assistance that he felt was needed, whether or not you agreed with him.

If you knew Oscar, you knew he could be humorous and very personable warm outgoing and giving. Yet, you also knew that he could not hide his devilish side at times.

Oscar lived in Harlem for over sixty years and made many friends there during that time. He truly enjoyed entertaining family and friends alike while showing them every aspect of the Harlem that he loved so dearly.

His most recent place of residence was Park Gardens Rehabilitation And Nursing Care Center in the Riverdale section of The Bronx. His family is very thankful of the care he received during the past few years.

I’d like the memory of me, to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow, of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo, whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing, times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those, who grieve, to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I leave, when my life is done.

- Oscar William Mallory


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 PDr. Patricia A. Morris

Executive Director/Manager

 Tifini Brewster

Licensed Funeral Director



Patricia A. Morris Funeral Chapel, LLC formerly Florence E. Browne Funeral Home family care for your family during this difficult season of bereavement. In business since 1912, our full-service funeral home is well known for its compassionate, professional & excellent service. Our staff is always available to assist you through the grieving process.

Brooklyn Contact Info


Address: 427 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11233

Tel: (212) 283-5181

Fax: (917) 677-8224