Charles Edward Brown Jr.
February 2, 1955 – January 7, 2021
Charles Edward Brown, Jr. passed away suddenly on January 7, 2021. Charles was an Atlanta native and was an honor graduate from The Lovett School. He attended Princeton University, where he earned a degree in Mathematics. Charles also attended Georgia State University, earning postgraduate degrees in Actuarial Science and Information Sciences.
During his career, Charles worked with several companies in the actuarial field, retiring in 2018. In retirement, he volunteered as the librarian for Northside United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Brown.
Due to current COVID protocols, a private graveside service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to either the library or the music programs at Northside United Methodist church.
Due to current COVID protocols, a private graveside service will be held.
Charles Edward Brown Jr.
January 17, 2021
I knew Charlie in high school and he was the nicest person. He was a few grades above me and he always spoke to me when I saw him in the halls,. What a dear soul.
January 16, 2021
Thank you so much for letting me know of Charles's passing. (Interesting, perhaps to avoid seeming to make fun of his name as if it were the cartoon character's, I have always called your brother the more formal Charles, somehow even getting the impression that the familiar forms--Charlie and Chuck--were reserved more for family members.)
I'll share more with you later, but let me begin here with a few impressions: Freshman year, 4A (A for attic? lavs in the basement) Campbell Hall, four ducks out of their high school ponds: John the architect, Tony the biologist, Charles the mathematician, and me the engineer. For the most part, we got along pretty well. Our "suite" had two cramped doubles and a main room with a workable fireplace. Charles (low) and I (high) shared the bunk bed in the western double; two introverts together, a fairly comfortable arrangement. Tony played his Cat Stevens. Charles of course played his Wagner, and he also opened my ears to Stravinsky's awesome Firebird. I do remember that Charles could become quite animated when holding forth on a topic under discussion in which he had some confidence. For example, I remember quite vividly his demonstration to me that "i" ( √(-1) ) Did Indeed have square roots, which he eagerly (and very clearly) showed were +/- (1 + i)/√2.
Much comfort to you, Lloyd, and to all who knew and loved my friend Charles.
Bill & Anne Lummus
January 15, 2021
Dear Lloyd, we were so very sad to learn about Charlie’s passing. We have memories of seeing Charlie walking the halls of Lovett in between classes. He was a sweet, and kind man. Please know that we share in your grief, and have been thinking about you. God Bless your dear brother’s soul. Love, Anne & Bill