January 18, 1972 – January 19, 2020
Ray Brown, age 48, of Munford, Alabama passed away on Sunday January 19, 2020. Ray was born January 18, 1972 in AL to Carolyn Brown and Danny Brown.
Ray is survived by; mother Carolyn Brown and father Danny Brown; sister Debbie Brown (Steven) and sister Christina Owens (Joe) and several nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his grandparents Joy and Harold Brown, Emmitt and Beatrice Maddox, brother Daniel Wayne Brown, brother-in-law Brian Kelly Wilson and niece Kylee Rudd.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00am at Gray Brown Service Mortuary with Rev. Wayne Griffith and Rev. Jeremy Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Josh Swope, Jason Swope, Joe Owens, Steven Ledbetter, Tyler Wilson, Jessie Borders and honorary pallbearers are Mark Brown and Shane Brown.
Ray was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was sure to make anyone smile with his laugh, crazy ways and funny jokes. He loved his family more than anything and sure was a mommas boy. He rarely ever met a stranger and if someone needed help he would be the first to volunteer, he was always putting others before himself all the way to stopping at every red cross station any chance he could He loved to fish, hunt, play xbox dirt track cars and was one of the biggest Alabama fans you could ever meet (ROLL TIDE) There was one thing for sure about Ray he was himself at all times and if you ever met him you could truly never forget him! He left a smile on everyone's face, if he knew you were in a bad mood he was sure to cheer you up! He loved his nieces and nephews dearly his face would light up just playing with them. Ray will forever be loved and dearly missed by his family and friends!
- Carolyn Brown, Mother
- Danny Brown, Father
- Debbie Brown (Steven), Sister
- Christina Owens (Joe), Sister
- Several Nieces and Nephews.
- Josh Swope, Active
- Jason Swope, Active
- Joe Owens, Active
- Steven Ledbetter, Active
- Tyler Wilson, Active
- Jessie Borders, Active
- Mark Brown, Honorary
- Shane Brown, Honorary
- Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
January 21, 2020
I love you so much. You always made me laugh so hard it hurt. Never a dull moment with you around. We will miss you as another great member of our family goes to be with the Lord. Fly high and rest in peace, Ray. We love you.
January 20, 2020
You will be greatly missed. You were one of my favorite people. I didn't have the luxury of growing up with my cousins but, you always treated me as if I had. There was no time lost. There was no awkward silence and the love was genuine, just because of the nature of who you are. Your smile and your laugh were contagious. I will miss you coming to do a belly buster in the pool. There wasn't a soul in the world who couldn't find a reason to smile in your presence. I'm saddened to know we don't have any more time left to make memories. Praying for Uncle Danny and Aunt Carolyn, as well as Debbie and Christina as I know their loss is by far greater than my own, but just know that I will miss you. I love you. Amy.
January 20, 2020
Ray i remember all the times you would aggravate me , i remember all the laughs you gave me , all the smiles, you helped me through a lot and i always knew i could always count on you when i needed something. i remember always helping you with your games, i remember you sharing all your favorite movies with me , you would tell me why you loved them. I’ll ALWAYS remember your crazy laugh, i’ll miss you annoying me every single day. i don’t know what life is going to be without you, you was such a amazing uncle. you was always right here for me, brianna, and heather. I promise when my son is born i will tell him all the memories i had with you and how you would’ve loved him so very much. You could’ve taught him what a true rock hard alabama fan was. it upsets me that Alexander won’t know you like i got to know you. I’ll see you again one day i promise. don’t forget to make all the people in heaven laugh. show them that crazy laugh, tell them to pull your finger like you would always tell me too, just know you will be missed. i love you uncle ray.
January 20, 2020
Uncle Ray, Life will never be the same without you. I’ll forever miss coming to Alabama and seeing you come through the doors at mawmaws. You always lit up a room and we’re always the highlight of my visit. Thank you for making me laugh more than anyone else. Thank you for loving me and Ava like you did. We will miss you so much.
January 20, 2020
Ray, this world will never be the same without you. I already miss you like crazy and have a hard time thinking about you not being at Mamaws when we get there.
I am happy for you, I am happy that you are with your brother, I know you missed him so much.
Thank you for all the years of laughter.
I love you RayRay, I will see you soon.