- Eric Darnell Brown
- Date of Death:
- Jun 28, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Dixon Funeral Home - Brazoria - Brazoria
Funeral services for Eric Darnell Brown, 50, of Lawton, Oklahoma formerly of Danciger will be Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Church, 6437 FM 521, Brazoria, TX with Rev. Larry Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery in Danciger, Texas.
Eric Darnell Brown was born June 7, 1962, to Leandrew and Martha Brown, Sr. in New Gulf, Texas. Eric grew up in Danciger, Texas (Cedar Brake Community) and at an early age, united with St. Mary A.M.E. Church, Danciger. He later became a member of Living Word Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Jimmie E. Stevenson in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Eric attended Columbia Elementary and Jr. High Schools, graduating from Columbia High School in West Columbia, Texas, in 1980. While in high school, He showed his athletic talents playing football, basketball, and track and field. His charming personality, his involvement as President of the Leadership Interest for Tomorrow (LIFT) Club and being one of the most outgoing students of his class lead to him being named “Most Popular” of his junior and senior class, Student Council Representative, Class Treasurer and Junior Rotarian.
After graduation, Eric was offered a scholarship to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to play football. While attending UTEP he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and became an Omega Man. After attending UTEP for two years he transferred to Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma to continue his college football career. After graduating from Cameron University, Eric’s career began working with inner city youth expanded from 1985 until his untimely death. Eric was driven by his passion as a mentor to youth in making a difference in their lives with a focus on education and history. Eric was a historian as well a self-taught writer.
He was well known throughout the Brazoria County community as well as the Lawton Oklahoma community in which he lived for 30 years. Eric “never” met a stranger. His spirit was contagious and his larger than life personality left a lasting impression on many. Eric lived his life dedicated to making a difference in his community and impacting the lives of others, especially youth. You could always find him encouraging his nieces and nephews and offering advice to both the young and old.
Eric’s transition from this life came to an end on Thursday,
Eric was preceded in death by his father, Leandrew Brown, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother Martha Brown of Danciger, three brothers, Leandrew Brown, Jr. (Karen), Tomball, Emerson Brown, Sr. of Danciger, and Darryl Brown (Sharon) of Arlington, Texas. Nephews; Emerson Jr., Jeremy, Jarryd, Sorell Brown, and Johnathon Ferguson. Nieces; Natasha James, Shamarion Graves and Tiffany Ferguson. Great nieces and nephews; Shenequa, LeAnn, Emia, Xavier, Toddrick, and Great-great nephew, Braylon. God sister, Debra White and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins as well as an enormous family of many friends.
Active pallbearers will be the Columbia High School Class of 1980.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leandrew Brown, Sr., Emerson Brown, Sr., Lewis Brown, Jeremy Brown Jarryd Brown, Sorell Brown and Johnathan Ferguson.
Visitation will be Friday, July 6, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a wake service to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing at the church on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. only. There will be no viewing afterward.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798.9113.
- Location of Services:
- Dixon Funeral Home - Brazoria
- 1211 S. Brooks