Michael E. Brown 1958-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs


YOUNGSTOWN – Mr. Michael Earl Brown, 63, affectionately known as Mike, made the transition to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Michael Earl Brown was born May 13, 1958 in Youngstown, son of Booker T. and Margaret Elizabeth Ervin Brown. Michael attended East High School and was a member of the Class of 1976. Michael served his country faithfully and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.

Mike was known for his cool and calm demeanor and was often referred to as “Earl the Pearl” and “Mike Breezy”. Although calm, Mike’s presence was powerful. As a young man, Mike was full of laughs and loved to tease his siblings. He was a gifted and passionate artist, specializing in oil paintings and portraits. He loved fishing, old-school music, old movies, the NBA and especially loved family reunions.

Mike accepted our Lord Jesus at a young age while attending the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Youngstown. While attending Jerusalem, Mike was active in the church, playing in the church basketball league and singing in the choir.

Michael leaves to cherish and honor his memory, his brothers Timothy D., Marion A. (Edith) and Steven B. Brown; sisters, Judy (Rev. James) Bowie and Karen (Maurice) Hobard; and a special aunt, Minnie Erkard, all of Youngstown; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Mike was predeceased by his parents, Booker T. and Margaret Elizabeth Brown; grandparents, Marion and Minnie Kirk Anderson, Booker T. Brown Sr. and Annie Bell Longmire; and her sister, Angela Lynn McCoy.

A guided tour will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church. Private family-only funeral services will follow. Due to the pandemic, all guests are urged to wear masks and respect social distancing.

Services of love and dignity are entrusted to LE Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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