Benjamin (Ben) Israel Brown

July 30, 1980July 21, 2011

Ben Brown, Pontotoc

Benjamin Israel Brown, age 30, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at NMMC in Pontotoc as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was a member of the Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church, a 1998 Graduate of South Pontotoc High School, a 2009 Graduate of the MS State Fire Academy, where he was the Valedictorian of his class, a NREMT Basic and had just been accepted into the Paramedic Program at ICC. He was a firefighter with the New Albany Fire Dept. and a Volunteer Firefighter with the Pontotoc Fire Dept. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Services will be at 2 PM Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marcus Coward officiating, burial will follow in the Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Erica Duncan Brown and children Austin and Emma; his mother Ladean Waldrop Goodrich and Ken of Pontotoc; his father: Terry Lee Brown and Barbara of Pontotoc; a sister: Jessica Brown of Lafayette Springs, MS; his grandparents: Collins and Wilma Waldrop of Thaxton; Charlie and Vera Brown of Thaxton; Dessee Goodrich of Pontotoc; Ed and Maybell Rainey of Ripley, MS; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Robert Goodrich.

Pallbearers will be the firefighters from New Albany Fire Department and the Pontotoc Fire Department.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 Friday and from 12 to 2 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 23, 2011

Benjamin (Ben) Israel Brown

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July 25, 2011

I never knew Ben, but his father, Terry, and my father have always been friends. Just know that so many prayers are with you, Brown family. God Bless you!
Stacy Sudduth Smith, Saltillo, MS

Amanda Johnson

July 25, 2011

May God strengthen each of you through this time of sorrow. Ben was a great guy and will be dearly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Patty & Stanley Bradley

July 24, 2011

God Bless you all ! Iam so sorry for your loss!

July 23, 2011

Ladean, My prayers are with you and your family today. May the Lord give you strength to make it one day at a time.
I love you all,
Lisa Conely

John and Peggy Stanford

July 23, 2011

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

sue bean

July 23, 2011

So sorry for your loss,our deepest sympathy.from the staff of Dr Marlin Duff, Sue, Sara, Dellyn, Anita and Lindsey

Janice Dyer

July 23, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 23, 2011

Ben, you gave the term gentle giant it's meaning. Royce and I are so sorry for your family but boy, did Heaven ever get a hero this week. God speed, Ben.

From the Staff of Browning Funeral Home

July 22, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.