Amos Brown

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Amos Brown, age 65, was called home by his Savior on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 after a fatal car accident in Lumpkin, Ga.
Visitation will be held Friday March 19, 2010 at Harrison Funeral Home from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. followed by a memorial service from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
His funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Hephzibah Baptist Church-2701 Henderson Highway in Troy. Don Hatcher, pastor, and Aaron Bandy, pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, will be officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Amos Brown’s children.
Interment will be at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery followed by a Repass at Hephzibah Baptist Church.
Amos, whose birth name was Amon Brown was born, as a triplet to the late Mackie and Rena Bell Brown in Pike County May 21, 1944. Amos was the only survivor of the triplets. His brothers, Lamon and Damon, died within three months after birth. As the fifth child of eight and the son of a sharecropper, Amos was determined to receive a good education. He believed that we all have the ability to charter our own course regardless of where we start. In 1966, Amos became the first college graduate in his family with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Alabama State University. He served in the United States Military as an Administrative Assistant in the Army Education Center in Germany. He went on to achieve a Master’s Degree and six year AA certificate from ASU. He also received an AA Leadership certificate from Troy University-Montgomery.
Amos worked in the Troy City School System for 31 years. He was promoted from Teacher to Assistant Principal, to Principal, to Administrative Assistant in the Central Office.
At the time of his death, he worked for the Quitman County School System in Georgetown, Ga., where he served as the Assistant Superintendant. Yet, despite his accomplishments and titles, his family feels that his greatest achievement was his success in being a husband, father and grandfather.
He leaves a legacy of memories and impartation with his beautiful wife, Mason (whom he affectionately called Mace); his loving children, Artresha Brown, of Montgomery, Amos Q. Brown, of Calera and Aubrey Brown, of Troy; one grandchild, Caleb Brown, of Troy; four sisters, Mackie Lee Townsend, of New Haven, CT, Eular Pearl Berry, of Birmingham, Della Mae Smith(Julious), of Panama City, Fla., and Magalene Brown, of Birmingham; three brothers, Otis Brown, of Birmingham, Son Brown (Avon), of Panama City and Rev. Melvin Brown, of Birmingham; mother-in-law, Corine Jones McCoy, of Seale; aunt, Carrie Pearl Gibson, of Panama City, Fla,; two uncles, Hayes Brown, of Brooklyn, NY and Rev. Herbert L. Brown, of Winter Haven, Fla., and his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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