T. Joe Brown

September 27, 1946November 21, 2021
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Thurman Joe Brown went to be with his beloved Saviour November 21,2021 after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He touched every life he came in contact with and was a shining testimony for his Lord. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by four children; Amy Brown Burgio, Bethany (Rob) Buffington, Christopher (Amie) Brown, and Casey (Nell) Brown and by many precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren (he was their Papa); his siblings, Janice Van Buren, Gary (Cindy) Brown, Rodney (Jean) Brown and many dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Alice Brown, his brother-in-law, Albert Van Buren and his son-in-law; Rob Burgio.

Joe was loved by all. He brought smiles and laughter to young and old alike. People were drawn to his warmth and joy. He loved antiques and travel but above all Joe loved the Lord and his family.

Arrangements are being handled by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 pm-7pm November 28th at Gorsline Runciman and 10:30 – 11:30 am November 29th prior to 11:30 am funeral service at South Church.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:21


  • Rodney Brown
  • Gary Brown
  • Clark Cramer
  • Paul Ciardullo
  • Marquan Jones
  • Steve Bartshe


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Luncheon

    Monday, November 29, 2021


T. Joe Brown

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Thomas Thompson

November 30, 2021

I will never forget the great testimony in song from Joe while I was just a young boy. Our prayers for strength and comfort go out to Amy J. And the rest of the family.

Arden Bull

November 29, 2021

What a wonderful brother in Christ. For the last four plus years that I have known Joe, he has greatly enriched my life, as well as everyone I know who came his way.
Many, many Sunday mornings we stood together at Grace Fellowship Church greeting fellow believers as they came to Praise the same Lord Jesus that Joe so loved and shared with others. Above all, he loved Jesus as his Savior, then he always shared how he loved his family and his desire that all would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior NOW, so he would be with them eternally in heaven.
Oh how I remember tears of joy trickling down his cheek as he shared a heartfelt story of a family member or friend who accepted Jesus into their heart.
Well done Brother Joe!! I look forward to the day we meet again in our eternal home with Jesus and many of our loved ones who have gone on before us.
Amen and Amen,,,,
In His care,,,,Ardie Bull

John and Rita Craig

November 29, 2021

We had wonderful memories of the past with Joe and family. Looking forward to the future in heaven together with Jesus and friends being together again.
Sincerely, John and Rita Craig

David & Nancy Hale

November 27, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the family.
We have been blessed to have known
Joe for years. He was a great christian
example to all. I remember him singing
The Lighthouse with Rick & Roy at church.

Sherry Sheehan

November 27, 2021

Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful tribute! The kindest man I have ever met.
May he rest in peace and love ❤️
Sherry and Clark

Ronald Bova

November 25, 2021

It is easy to recall many fond memories with a man like Joe. He would share many times how much he loved his children and it would always be with tears in his eyes. But the most impactful memory for me, and I’m only one of the many men in the Monday Morning Men’s Ministry (4M) that Joe regularly attended, was when Joe would tell us how much he loved and appreciated us - and with those same tears! You will be missed, Joe Brown, but because we have the same Lord AND Savior in Christ - I will see you later!

Donna Enyart Bommer

November 24, 2021

So very sorry to read this. My dad Bill Enyart and husband Steve Bommer worked with Joe at Heatherwood Dairy. Many fond memories of him.