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Milton Brown Jr

Posted By Scott Hanes On April 16, 2020 @ 4:26 pm In Obituaries | 26 Comments

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Milton Brown Jr., aka “Skip”, 80, of Fremont, OH departed this life April 15, 2020 at Spring Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Holland, OH. He was born on August 14, 1939 in Trimble, TN, the son of Lillie Mae (Walker) and Milton Brown, Sr. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1959.

Milton served in the U.S. Army from October 23, 1962 to October 22, 1965 and received the Sharpshooter Badge for the M-1 Rifle and M-14 Rifle. He married Mattie L. Lindsey on March 3, 1962 and she survives.

Milton was employed at Moore Business Forms, the Maumee Youth Center in Toledo, OH and was the first African American Sandusky County Juvenile Probation Officer.

Milton played baseball. As a child he was a pitcher and in his adult life he played first base. He loved playing with his children and grands, but his passion was helping troubled youth. He attended Terra State University and was the very first African American to obtain a degree.
He also attended Tiffin University. Milton was an Ordained Pastor at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church until the decline in his health. His accomplishments include receiving a Service Award from the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Diploma from the Ohio State Barber College, Toledo OH, where after he opened and operated “Skip’s Barber Shop.”

Milton leaves to mourn, his wife of fifty-eight years, Mattie; his three sons, Trent (Airiga) Brown, Toledo, OH, Arlo (Lori) Brown, Fremont, OH, Rashad Brown, Columbus, OH; sister, Charlotte (Clarence) Mallory, Cairo, Ill., six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and his special friend, Minister Solomon Woodson.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, infant son, Rodney and brother, Willie Fred Douglas.

Private Services will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio.

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#1 Condolence By Jamie liggins On April 16, 2020 @ 4:42 pm

Rev Brown was a great mentor and listener. He helped me out a lot when I worked with him at the scjdc. I would type his sermons for him and he try to pay me but I would never take the money from him. But when I would come to work the next day there was always an envelope with my name on it with $ in it. I would try to give it back but it would hurt his feelings. So the Sunday’s when he preaches I would put it in the basket. He always has a smile on his face. He was a good man and will be missed. RIP Rev Brown. ToThe family I love you all and my prayers are with you.

#2 Condolence By Bernice Ferguson On April 17, 2020 @ 2:07 am

Milton Brown, Jr was a very dear cousin. His age was close to my mother’s and I always thought of him as an uncle. Every year that he came to Tennessee, he always made sure he got around to visiting everybody. He will surely be missed. Prayers for Mattie and the rest of the family. Love you all.

#3 Condolence By Toni Sewell On April 16, 2020 @ 5:29 pm

So sorry to hear this sad news. Brother Brown was a true blessing to everyone he met. His swag and cool personality was always a shining light. He will be missed.
Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding!
Love you Toni K.

#4 Condolence By Balinda Lemley On April 16, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during the passing of Mr. Milton Brown. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Brown many years ago. My fondest memory of him was the love he had for God. He was often quiet but bring up anything pertaining to the bible and he was on it. He was loved by many but will be missed by plenty. Rest on Mr. Brown. Love ya…Balinda, Isaiah and your buddy Shabria.

#5 Condolence By Gail Johnson On April 16, 2020 @ 9:03 pm

I am sorry for the loss of your precious Husband/Father and I am Praying God wrap his loving each one of you guy’s in the Midnight Hour and comfort y’alls, And wipe y’all tears away today and everyday, Amen

#6 Condolence By Stevie Martin On April 16, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

Rest on Cousin Milton…your smile and your personality will never been forgotten. Man oh man, your reception at the Pearly Gates had to be a sight to see! Tell Daddy, Uncle Milton and the rest of the family, “Heyyyyy!!” No more suffering, no more pain…another Angel heaven has gained! ❤

#7 Condolence By Charlene Fisher On April 16, 2020 @ 9:34 pm

Milton and Mattie Brown what a Beautiful couple!!!! Truly good people!!! Reverend Brown and my fathers, Sam Davis and Tom Pettiford Sr were very good friends. He used to hang with my daddy Sam! Always came to see him when my dad came back to Fremont. He’d come to see my parents on Bidwell and sometimes would cut Mr T. Hair. He spoke at my daddy Sam service. A very good man.
Mattie- Arlo and the whole Brown Family.
May the Love of God carry you thru these difficult times. We love you all!
Charlene- Janie – Barbara – Debbie and Ronda Davis

#8 Condolence By Valerie Tebbe On April 16, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. I really loved this man. Worked with him at the JDC. He was so kind. He will be missed!

#9 Condolence By Sherryl Bester On April 16, 2020 @ 10:02 pm

My sincere condolences to cousin Mattie, Trent, Arlo, Rashad. Love you all!

#10 Condolence By Michael Jelinek On April 16, 2020 @ 10:36 pm

Mike was such a great guy. I worked with him at scjdc along with others that have posted on here. I really enjoyed Sundays because he would always have enough food and bring some of the food that they had today at home or at church. Also he was a great source of knowledge and a great listener. But mostly very proud of his family , and I will truely Miss Milt

#11 Condolence By Barbara McDonald Chapman On April 16, 2020 @ 11:34 pm

Sending my condolence to the family.

#12 Condolence By Brad Culbert On April 17, 2020 @ 2:26 am

I will always remember Milt as a solid, Christian man. He served his community well and loved the challenge of working with troubled youths. I am proud to have worked alongside him. Prayers for Mattie and the Family.

#13 Condolence By Walter/ Nora Lindsey On April 17, 2020 @ 12:14 pm

So sorry to hear of Milton’s passing.
I’ll never forget, ” Mattie n Milton”, a staple couple of Fremont, Ohio.
My prayers are with you Mattie and family. God bless you all.

#14 Condolence By Richard Hufford On April 17, 2020 @ 12:52 pm

I have not seen Milton in a long time, but saw him often in my younger days. I always admired him for his effort to improve himself and always helping others – especially the youth of our community. He was as exceptional person and will be surely missed. Condolences to the Brown family.

#15 Condolence By Alphonso Ivy Jr. On April 17, 2020 @ 1:37 pm

He fought the good fight of Faith. The Bible says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

I am far younger than him as a cousin but he sparked my interest as we sat on my grandmother Irene’s front porch and spoke about the Lord one year. Although our family will miss his sparkle, a place has been prepared for him (1 Corinthians 2:29). “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” I have hope as a Brown descendant knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:8).

Death could not hold Jesus and it shall not hold those who believe him. He overcame the world and death so that we might follow. John 11:25-26 says, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Milton Brown believed. So then, my clearest question might be, when shall we meet again. My clearest statement is, “farewell but only for now.” The household of Irene Brown, Peggy and children bid you such a farewell until we meet again.

Pastor Alphonso Ivy Jr.

#16 Condolence By Wili Carter On April 17, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

My deepest and sincere condolences to the family..

#17 Condolence By William Berndt On April 17, 2020 @ 5:16 pm

Downtown Brown! I remember the first time I meet him at the barberhsop. I was a rookie and josh had to give Milton the go ahead, Milton He’ll take care of you. That’s all it took. I loved hearing his stories of his life. I always thought man this guy did it all! Then after reading his obituary he has accomplished so much!! You was a blessing just to speak with and I’ll never forget our conversations. Prayers to Miss Mattie and rest of family! Til we meet again Mr. Brown and in your memory I’ll carry the second pistol today RIP

#18 Condolence By Gloria Logan On April 17, 2020 @ 5:22 pm

Mattie and family you have our condolences and your in our prayers,
Love: Quillie & Louise Heidelburg

#19 Condolence By Dallas/Mae Dell Leake On April 17, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Mattie and the family. May God comfort you in our time of sorrow.

#20 Condolence By Dorothy Bulger On April 17, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

Mattie & Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss, you have my heartfelt condolences, praying God will give you and your family strength during this time of sorrow
Love Dorothy Bulger

#21 Condolence By Kindle’s On April 17, 2020 @ 10:37 pm

Sending our condolence to the Brown family. Holy Spirit comfort the Brown Family.

James & Pam Kindle & Family

#22 Condolence By Joe Love On April 18, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

Mattie Brown and Family,
Betty and I sends our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Skip was a good friend and soil be missed. Our prayers are with you in your hours of grief and sorrow. God bless.
Joe and Betty Love

#23 Condolence By Joe & Betty Love On April 18, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

Betty and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family . Skip was a good friend and will be missed. God’s blessings in your hour of grief.

#24 Condolence By Trish Carter On April 18, 2020 @ 9:32 pm

Praying for the family. May God comfort as only He can.

#25 Condolence By Lucy Brown-Fears On April 19, 2020 @ 4:35 pm

The family of the late Wiley and Annie Brown from Dyersburg, TN. would like to take this time to offer our deepest condolences to the family of our cousin, Milton Brown Jr. and known to all us as Jr. Brown or Skip. I pray the following words will offer you some comfort:
Everything that happens in this life is a gift from God. Even as you struggle through this difficult time, you are gaining strength and wisdom that will help you further down life’s road. Also, remember, no matter what happens, you all will have people who Love and care for you. Respectfully submitted from Willie Joe, Arthur Floyd and Jesse Brown and from Patricia Ferguson-Mixon and Lucy Brown-Fears.

#26 Condolence By Mike and Mary Jo Bauer On April 25, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

To Mattie and your sons and their families. We are so sorry to hear of Milton’s passing. Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your families. So sorry Mattie Brown.


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