Robert Jackson Brown
November 29, 1945 – August 23, 2018
Robert Jackson Brown of Lithonia, GA transitioned from this life to be with the Lord on August 23, 2018 at the age of 72 in Lithonia, GA.
Robert was born on November 29, 1945 to the late Robert Brown and the late Belle Jackson in Cochran, GA. Robert grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida with his grandmother, the late Christine Brown. Robert was a graduate of Gibbs High School and later attended the University of South Florida where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Robert also served his country in the United States Air Force for four years until he was honorably discharged in 1972. After serving in the military, he came back to live in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin a career as a Purchasing Agent with Florida Power. He also worked as a Purchasing Agent for Florida Power and Light and the School Board of Broward County.
In 2005, Robert relocated to the Atlanta area to enjoy his retirement. He eventually joined and became an active member of Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church where he sung in the Male Choir and Pastor’s Choir until the time his health prevented him from attending and serving. Robert’s greatest love and dedication was to his family that he enjoyed visiting and spending time with whenever he could. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Brown; mother, Belle Mathis; and grandmothers, Christine Brown and Roxie Ganaway.
Robert will forever be missed by his sisters Marguerite Pierce of Lady Lake, FL, Nancy Beck of Patterson, New Jersey, Emmarene Pettiford, Ellen Ann (Albert) Burns, both of Tifton, GA, Linda (John)Robinson of Augusta, GA, Talisha (Darin) McKenzie of Mableton, GA and his brothers Henry (Katie) Lancaster and Cecil (Lucy) Brown, both of St. Petersburg, FL, Frankie (Peggy) Mathis, Leon (Ida) Mathis, Jerothia Mathis, and Clayborn (Roberta) Mathis, all of Tifton, GA, Horace (Yvonne) Mathis of Stone Mountain, GA, and Harry (Yolanda) Mathis of College Park, GA; stepdaughters Grovenia Scott and Kawona (Heath) Burrell of Greenacres, FL, cousins Brenda Towns of Texas and Ernest Burns, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, all whom loved him dearly. The memorial and celebration of life will be Saturday September 22, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com for the family.
- Memorial Service Saturday, September 22, 2018
Robert Jackson Brown
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Walter Smith (Smitty)
September 9, 2018
To The Family of Robert Jackson Brown,
"Every block of stone has a statue in it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it" - Michelangelo
I was deeply saddened to hear of Robert (Bob) passing. He and I were roommates for two years while stationed at Hellenikon AB Greece and have since shared a wonderful relationship by telephone, and mail over the years. His visits to my home were always a delight to me and family. He was just like a brother. We shared so much of the same things (music, travel, and a strong belief in God). I will truly miss him a great deal. With his passing, there is a little less light in this world, but a little bit more in Heaven. God bless your family.