Leroy Brown Sr.

31 Aug 1947 - 30 Sep 2011

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Leroy Brown Sr.

31 Aug 1947 - 30 Sep 2011
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The headstone of Leroy Brown Sr.. Cemetery: Houston National Cemetery, Location: Houston, Harris, Texas, United States. Birth: 31 Aug 1947, Death: 30 Sep 2011.

Life Information

Leroy Brown Sr.

Married: 27 Sep 2008

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Harris, Texas
United States

Military Service

United States Army

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Leroy Brown, Sr. was born August 31, 1947 to the union of Hildre Dock Brown and Bessie Mae Franklin-Brown in Port Arthur, Texas.  He was baptized at an early age at Sunlight Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas.  He was a faithful member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Port Arthur, Texas where he served as a Timothy Man and worked closely with the sound department.  He loved his church and was there anytime they needed him for any odds and ends that needed to be done.

Leroy graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School of Port Arthur, Texas in 1966.  He was later drafted into the United States Army in 1967 at Fort Polk and spent one year in Vietnam.  He concluded his military service at Fort Hood in 1969, receiving an honorable discharge for his service to his country.

Leroy was employed with Texaco, Inc. and became a Supervisor, Zone Foreman Maintenance and retired from Huntsman after 38 years of service.  Afterwards, he was owner and operator of Buffalo Soldiers Trucking.

Leroy enjoyed the country life and spent most of his time in Louisiana and Newton, Texas where he was an average hunter of wild game.

Leroy married in his early years and to that union, three children were born:  Leroy Brown, Jr., Kilrean Craig Brown, and Sheena Lenae Brown.  On September 27, 2008, Leroy married Marjorie Neal in Orange, Texas.

Leroy departed this life Friday, September 30, 2011 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.  Leroy was preceded in death by his father, Hildre Dock Brown; three brothers, Ramsey Earl Brown, Wilder "Ricky" Brown, and Herbert Newton Fields; one sister, Hilda Faye Brown-Johnson; and one nephew, Larry Carl Brown.

Leroy leaves to cherish his precious memory:  his wife, Marjorie Neal-Brown; his mother, Bessie Mae Brown; his mother-in-law, Ethel Neal; his sons, Leroy Brown, Jr. and Kilrean Craig Brown (Jessica); his daughter, Sheena Lenae Brown; his sisters, Vanie Dell Brown, Brenda Brown-Miller, Eva Princess Brown, and Khaleelah Muhammad {Doris Jean Brown}; his brothers, Marcellon Newton, Alton Brown, and Thomas Brown; ten grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Military Service





United States Army

Life timeline of Leroy Brown Sr.

Leroy Brown Sr. was born on 31 Aug 1947
Leroy Brown Sr. was 8 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Leroy Brown Sr. was 16 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Leroy Brown Sr. was 31 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Leroy Brown Sr. was 42 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Leroy Brown Sr. was 47 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Leroy Brown Sr. was 54 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Leroy Brown Sr. died on 30 Sep 2011 at the age of 64