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Friday, September 13, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

ay, September 14, 2019
2:00 P.M.
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

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09/12/2019 10:32 PM



Mr. Arthur Lee Brown, affectionately known as "Art" of Ridge Manor, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Pastor Frank M. Bafford, Sr., officiating. 

Mr. Arthur Lee Brown was a native of Thomasville, GA born to the late Sallie Allen Brown and Oscar Brown.  After graduating from Thomasville High School in 1972, he enlisted in the United States Army.   He was a resident of Tampa, FL for more than 45 years. 

Art Brown was employed by Stanley Chair Company, prior to retiring in 2016.  He loved God, his family, extended family, Gospel Music, Tennis, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his Narcotics Anonymous Support Homegroup.   On, May 12, 2019 Art Brown celebrated 22 years of sobriety.   In his leadership role with the “A New Way” NA Homegroup, Art Brown touched the lives of many, who were struggling to regain sobriety and keep their life’s focus.  

Art Brown leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Chanda L. Brown, Tampa, FL; sons, Kinte’ L. Brown and Patrick B. Brown, Thomasville, GA; stepsons, Maurice Fluker and Aaron Smith, Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Elisha, LaKeisha, Michael, Barbara, Keyshonia, Sania, and Khalil;  brothers and sisters, Fred Hopkins, Riverdale, GA, Corene Collins, Tampa, FL, Jake Williams, Tampa, FL, Mamie Brown, Thomasville, GA, Ira Brown, Tallahassee, FL, Sallie Jane (Troy) Anderson, Benjamin (Cathy) Brown, Thomasville, GA, Nathaniel Brown, Orlando, FL, and Fredrick Brown, Clearwater, FL; his caregiver/friend and former wife, Barbara J. Brown; other former wives, Patty Brown Reddick, and Sheryl Brown Kirk; special friends, Mitch Harvey, Martin and Jennifer Pope, Danielle Carter; special Allen family cousins, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, September 13 at Ray Williams Funeral Home.

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