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CHARLIE'S LIFE STORY
On Friday, May 22, 2020 Charlie D. Brown answered the call of his Heavenly Father and left this earthly home. Charlie was born in Canton, Mississippi December 11, 1943 the oldest of three sons to Frank Sr. and Mary Lu (Turner) Brown. He received his basic education attending Canton Public Schools. He confessed God at an early age and gained his spiritual nurturing at the St. James Baptist Church in Canton, Mississippi.
Charlie relocated to Muskegon, Michigan in 1965 and joined the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Campbell, Wyant and Cannon after working for over 30 years. As time progressed, he moved his membership to New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until his illness.
Charlie was a loving father for his children and children within the community as he served numerous years as a football coach for Port City Youth Club. He took great pleasure in sharing his gift of song locally and nationally. He was a founding member of the Gospel Tornados in 1979. They went on to record four albums. He also sung with the Soul Searchers, the United Juniors, and the New Jerusalem Choir. He was often requested to sing “Pray for Me.”
Charlie leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Kenya (Spencer) Brown of Muskegon Heights, Michigan; daughter; Elizabeth Chaney McElroy of Canton, Mississippi; son Gerald (Denice) Brown of Elizabethtown Kentucky; step-children, KaNiya Spencer, Sylvester Kirks III, and Kentrece Kirks of Muskegon Heights, Michigan; father, Frank Brown, Sr. of Canton, Mississippi; brother, Frank Brown, Jr. of Canton Mississippi; five grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish his memories god son; Rev. Clarence (Kimberly) Guy of Lamar, Mississippi and god brother, Willie Diggs Sr. of Muskegon, Michigan and numerous relatives and friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his mother Mary Lu Brown; one brother, Robert Brown; and grandson Derek L Brown.
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