OBITUARY

Lee Lewis Browning

June 25, 1971January 7, 2019
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Lee Lewis Browning was born on June 25, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away on January 7, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • Memorial Service Friday, January 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

Lee Lewis Browning

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lynda Graf

February 18, 2019

My brother and I just learned of Lee's passing recently. Lee and my brother were good friends in grade school. Our paths would meet once again for a time as neighbors. Words that immediately come to mind when I think of Lee are sweet, handsome, funny, friendly and lovable.

Our deepest sympathy during this time to Sam, Lacy and his mother.

Jazmine Price

February 3, 2019

I didn’t get to spend time as an adult with you telling me stories about how my mom used to be 😂, but you will be missed Lee😘

Yaridia Flores-Dinius

February 1, 2019

Yaridia Flores-Dinius

February 1, 2019

To say you made an impact on those who met you..is an understatement.... You left footprints of love and laughter on the hearts of everyone and I am so blessed to be one of them. I will carry the memories with me until the day we meet again... Thank you for your love my friend.

Sam Solarez

January 18, 2019

Love u babe and I miss u soooooo much my husband

Char Canty

January 17, 2019

My Best Friend & Brother. You are still my rock & will forever live on in my heart.

Stephenia Echoles

January 17, 2019

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January 16, 2019

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Biography

On June 25, 1971 a brown skin baby boy was born, 8 pounds 9 ounces and black curly hair. When we got home Lacy said, “Thanks mom for having my baby, and my home grown babysitter was born. Back in the day Minnesota people took things easier raciest inter marrying, having children. Lee and Lacy both played with kids in their block and the kids form the block north to us. Lee was a hard headed little boy. Wanted to do things his way so spankings were a day to day way of life. Spankings wee a day to day way of life. Lee’s big hearted giving way followed him into his gown up years. He either liked you or he did not, he would give you the shirt off his back if you were down and out. He had a big pretty smile and was an attractive man both to men and women. When he was 16 he got a fake I.D and started to hit the bars and met his good friend Charlene. The two of them go into all kinds of things and they learned together testing who they both were and testing life and God.
Along life’s road things got more difficult and things got harder and trusting in God got further and further away from day to day life. Some of the people in Lee’s life tried to take him down mentally and physically and he struggled to find himself but line talks with Charlene and Richie and God somehow Lee found himself.
I don’t know when exactly, a few months before he died that peace was there, with God and himself for the first time in his life. I want to believe he found peace and he is free, not pain, no stress but Oh my Lord do I miss you my son. I will see you again. God be with you and guide you on your journey home. Love you forever. Mom
My brother was an exceptional person. His personality was inviting and kind. He could state a conversation with anyone at any time. He was open, honest, and expected the same. He was a simple but logical person.
Lee was born a Hennipen County Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. He was raised there also until we moved to Arizona in 1980 when Lee was 9 years old.
Lee Browning has one sister named Lacy L. Browning- Hamilton. He was my one true love for 47 years. I looked up to him and was always proud of his accomplishments in life. The one consistent man in my life. I will never be the same without him.
Lee is survived by his mother Diane Hunter, sister Lacy Browning Hamilton, nephew’s Stephan L. Browning and LaRonn D. Degrate Jr.
Lee has two best friends which have been our friends also. Charlene Canty for over 30 years. Richard Cisneros for over 10 years. I am happy that he had these special people in his life to take care of him when he wasn’t with his family.
Lee was not a huge sports fan but he did love UFC fighting and football. Overall he was an active person whether doing things around the house to helping others who are less fortunate. He put himself in others shoes and sometimes gave them away.
We had many pets growing up. The majority always loved Lee the most. He loved all animals.
Traveling was the one thing Lee loved and was always making plans for the next trip. Whether going on a cruise or going to Las Vegas for the weekend.
Lee’s death was sudden and unexpected. In a blink of an eye my Lee was gone. The most powerful and important relationship. I will ever have was taken too soon.
I look at his pictures, think about him every day and still cannot believe he is not here with me. He is my brother and my soul mate. Do not know what to do without him. I only wish that he is with our father in heaven and at peace. I know mom & I will see him again, but being taken from us to soon is the hardest and most painful experience. I love you my Lee Ly Pudding & Pie. Forever you are my baby.