MR. JOHN “ALP” BROWN
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. — Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
A TIME TO BE BORN… February 7, 1950, John Alfred Brown entered this world- the third of eight children born to the parentage of Alex Brown, Sr. and the late Tommie Lee Taylor Brown. He was affectionately known as “Alp”.
A TIME TO GROW… Alp received his education in Americus City School System, as a graduating member of A.S. Staley High School Class of 1968. Always ready with a story to tell, one of his favorite was a high school memory of a class assignment. Seems he found himself having to memorize a poem “The Creation” by James Weldon Johnson, in just ONE night. By some small miracle, he was able to pull it off. He shared this accomplishment so frequently that close relatives and friends came to know it by hard and started to jokingly refer to it as his “Greatest Achievement”. After graduation John entered Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA and eventually worked in retail. Time spent in retail, a background in physical education, and a “can do spirit” eventually led to success as an entrepreneur.
A TIME TO LOVE… On April 14, 1979, John Alfred united in Holy Matrimony with Earlean Little. The union span a period of 38 years holding them true to their vow of “till death do we part.”
A TIME TO SERVE… At an early age, John began his Christian journey at Friendship Baptist Church, Americus, GA. Later he united with the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Family. A gifted singer, he often gave concerts at local churches and nursing home facilities. In the early stage of his illness, it was not unusual to find him spending time with the elderly and giving lectures on diabetes.
A TIME TO DIE… Surrounded by love, during the early morning hours of Saturday, October 7, 2017, John Alfred was released from his earthly vessel.
A TIME TO MOURN… John leaves to cherish his memory, and celebrate his legacy of joy, life and love of people to his loving and devoted wife, Earlean Little Brown; father ,Alex Brown, Sr.; seven siblings: Annie Ruth Brown Kendall and (Earl Crawford), Alex Brown, Jr. and (Josephine Adams), all of Albany, GA; James Phillip (Dale) Brown, Carl D. (Minister Gwendolyn) Brown, and Gary (Tammy) Brown, all of Americus, GA; John Thomas (Gloria) Brown of Las Vegas, NV; and Rev. Alexander (Pamela) Brown of Grady, AK; his siblings by marriage: James Little, Jr., Johnnie Lee (Ruby) Little, Mary Jo Rowell, Tammy (Alphonson) Baker, and Gloria (James) Jones, all of Americus, GA; Anna (Lester) Broner, Jr. of Kennesaw, GA; and Dr. Connie (Eddie) Kitchens of Stockbridge, GA; aunts and uncles: Ladie B. Sims, Lillie M. Cladd, Elnora Girven and Missionary Lois Taylor, all of Americus, GA; Gladys Brown Williams of Cordele, GA, Mayor Dorothy (Robert) Hubbard of Albany, GA, Ann Brown Washington and Gloria Brown, both of Cleveland, OH and Earnest (Vita) Brown of Duluth, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The Timeless Tribute for Mr. Brown is now available.