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H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Robert "Tad" Thomas Brown, III

June 14, 1988January 2, 2020

Robert Thomas Brown III, “Tad”, died unexpectedly at his home on January 2, 2020.

Tad was born in Athens, Georgia, on June 14, 1988. He was raised in Hartwell, Georgia, where he was a member of First Baptist Church. In 2002, he moved with his family to Duluth, Georgia, where he attended Greater Atlanta Christian School; he graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School in 2006.

Tad married his wife, the former Lea Lavon Mackenbach, on October 13, 2018. He was presently employed by McKenney’s Mechanical Contractors and was pursuing his journeyman lineman certificate.

He loved spending time with his wife, family, friends, and puppy. He also loved video games, golf, and house projects and was a dedicated member of AA.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lea, his parents, Robert Thomas Brown Jr. and Kimberly Heaton Brown, his siblings, Griffin Montgomery Brown and Sydney Kathryn Brown. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mabel Brown Stiltner, and his maternal grandfather, Roger Ford Heaton.

Tad was preceded in death by his brother, Chandler Ford Brown, his maternal grandmother, Kathryn Wilson Heaton, and his paternal grandfather, Robert Thomas Brown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Tad Brown Memorial Fund, which has been created to honor his memory and to support his beloved wife, Lea’s, recovery treatment.

Tad maintained his sobriety for over eight years with the support of MARR Addiction Recovery Center and his family and friends. We are all infinitely proud of the full and brave life he led.

All donations will fund Lea’s treatment. If our goal is achieved any additional funds will be distributed to AA central office and/or MARR treatment center in the form of a posthumous donation in Tad Brown’s name.

To honor Tad, we will have a celebration of his life ‪Saturday, January 11th, at 11:00 am at the Chastain Horse Park Pavilion, 4371 Powers Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

Services

  • To honor Tad, we will have a celebration of his life ‪ Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Jim and Carole Spencer

January 18, 2020

Kim and Bob, We were so saddened to read The Hartwell Sun today and learn of Tad's death. There are no words to express to you our sympathy in losing a child. He was so handsome and we well remember seeing his wedding pictures, what a beautiful bride. Just know that your family will be in our prayers.

Lynn Martin

January 11, 2020

Dear Kim and Bob,
I am so sad since hearing this news of Tad. Although I never had the pleasure of teaching him at Air Line, I had many chances to witness his sweetness as he played with Dalton who was in my class. I love the photos showing what a handsome man he grew to be as well as the ones Dalton shared of them together back then. I'm praying for you and all your family as you go forward. May God hold you close and carry you through this journey. You are an inspiration to me.
Love, Lynn

Karen Senkbeil

January 11, 2020

Kim, Bob, and family ~ So very saddened to hear of Tad’s death. Please know that Van and I are keeping all of you in our prayers, and will continue to do so in the coming days. 🙏🏻With love, the Senkbeils

Dalton Cole

January 10, 2020

Dalton Cole

January 10, 2020

Dalton Cole

January 10, 2020

Dalton Cole

January 10, 2020

Jene Davis

January 6, 2020

My memories of Tad are of his preschool years. As a child, He came to my house every day of the school year for child care. I fell in love with that little boy and his parents. Every year on June 14, I could picture him 4 years old again bounding up the steps to my house to join his friends in a day of fun. He was loved in a million ways and will be missed in a million more. God is with you dear ones. May you feel the power of the prayers that will hold you up during this time of sorrow. Miss Jene

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY