John Michael Brown

September 24, 1940April 11, 2019

Mr. John Michael Brown, 78, passed away early Thursday morning, April 11, 2019. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 3 o'clock, in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Family will greet friends for the hour prior to service, and burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Brown, son of the late Herbert W. and Georgia Mae Fletcher Shipman was born in Macon, Georgia. He attended Lanier High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving until 1965, and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. John Michael worked and retired from Bell South after 35 years of service as an electronic technician. He was an avid golfer and devoted fan of college and professional football.

Survivors include his son, Michael Brown; brother, Karl (Tracey Parker) Shipman; sister, Karen D. Wacter; and a lifelong best friend, Dean Roquemore.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.


  • Georgia Mae Shipman, Mother
  • Hubert W. Shipman, Father
  • (James) Michael Brown, Son
  • Karl (Tracey Parker) Shipman, Brother
  • Karen D. Wacter, Sister
  • Dean Roquemore, LifeLong Friend


  • Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 20, 2019

John Michael Brown

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Jo, 4789604313

April 14, 2019

You are my brother for life. WE are family and I know that Lee is ready for a golf retreat.
Michael your Daddy was good MAN and he loved you and so proud of you. Katie and Karl my love goes out
to you both.
I'm here for you all. LOVE YOU ALL Jo Boland Sapp & Jerry Sapp