Charles Irving Brown
July 2, 1939 – September 1, 2020
Charles Irving Brown 81, departed this life September 1, 2020 in Orange Park, FL with his family by his side. Charles was born July, 2, 1939 in Newport News, Virginia to the late General Eli and Mildred Brown. At a very young age his parents relocated to Newark, N.J. where he completed his primary and secondary education. He met and married Shellie Ford Brown in 1965 and to that union two children were born, Steven Michael Brown and Pamela Denise Brown. Upon completion of high school he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served as a medic for 17 years. During his enlistment, he was able to complete his BS degree from Boston University and enrolled in the USAF Officer Candidate School where he was later commissioned, as 2nd Lt. He would retire as Captain after serving 26 years in the United States Air Force. Bishop Herman L Anderson ordained Charles an Elder in the AME Zion Connection in 1983. He was later assigned a pastoral charge to reorganize St. James Temple AME Zion church in Fairbanks, Alaska. He would spend the next 28 years ministering the gospel and planting an AMEZion Church in the Fairbanks community. He was superannuated from the Alaska Conference in 2011 and relocated to Jacksonville, FL with his wife. In 2012 he joined Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist church where he served faithfully as secretary of the BSF men’s group and Usher until his demise. Rev. Charles Brown was awarded the NAACP MKL Community Service Award twice. He held a Life Membership in the NAACP. He leaves to mourn: 3 daughters: Pamela Brown, Walker, (Cary, NC) Vanessa Brown (Fairbanks, AK) Robin Brown,( Charlotte, NC) Son, Steven Brown, ( Dallas, Texas ) 4 Grand Sons, Christopher & William Walker, Anwar Sadat Brown, (Newark, NJ) Michael Paul (Charlotte, NC) three great grand children ; Micah and Jordan Brown, Alana Paul and a host of relatives and friends..
Graveside Service with Military Honors
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Order of Service
Charles Irving Brown
Moses and Georgia Adams
September 10, 2020
To The Brown family Our deepest condolences in your time of grief and a heartfelt sympathy You’re in our prayers.
September 7, 2020
Ms. Shellie & Family,
May God continues to Bless you and your family to give you peace, love, comfort, strength & joy during this difficult times.
September 6, 2020
Praying that the Lord will comfort the family during this difficult time.
Dwight & Alicia Brinkley