September 12, 1963 ~ November 23, 2021

Born in: Phenix City, AL
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

James Lewis Brown Sr., the son of Joe Brown Jr. and Sadie Payne, was born September 12, 1963 in Phenix City, Alabama.

He eventually moved to Indianapolis, where he made his home.  After college he joined the United States Navy and served his country for 15 years. James went into the printing industry after being Honorably discharged from the military, and printing became his career.

James enjoyed watching the history channel, a variety of sports, the travel channel and the news.  He was a very quiet and intelligent man.  If you did not see him, you would not know that he was present.  James loved to travel and explore the world. The one thing that filled his heart with joy the most was spending time with his grandchildren.

James Lewis Brown Sr. departed this life on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. His father, Joe Brown Jr. preceded him in death.

He touched so many lives and he will be remembered by so many people.

James leaves to cherish his memory his wife, LaSonia Brown; sons; James Brown Jr., Brian Brown and Darrell Hall Jr.; daughters: Brittany Brown, Crystal Brown, Satkina Brown, Shanice Weeks and Angela Weeks; mother, Sadie Payne; brother, Gregory Brown; sister, Patricia Hawkins; mother-in-law, Barbara Hobbs; father-in-law, James Hobbs Sr.; a host of grandchildren loving relatives and friends.

James is gone but not forgotten.  Rest In Peace!



Visitation: December 10, 2021 11:00 am - August 15, 2022 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Celebration of Life: December 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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  1. Thank you Mr. Brown for bringing my friend so much love and joy! Thank you for always being so kind and welcoming to me. You may be gone, but you will always be remembered as a great man and a cool guy!!

  2. I send my condolences to our family in Indiana, lil man you will be greatly missed down here in phenix city..luv ya big cuz, RIP

  3. Stephanie & Brian Brown, we will miss u Dad we love you till we meet again, Fly high with the angels. Rip Dad.

  4. Stephanie and I Love you dad. You will be sadly missed., but never forgotten. We enjoyed u calling us and talking to us. U were a awesome Dad even though we were far apart. We still loved you and you were our dad. We always loved you. U were a great Father in so many ways. Rip dad fly high with the angels. You will live on in our hearts. Stephanie & Brian

  5. Brian & Stephanie Brown Dad you will be sadly missed but never forgotten. You were a good father. Even though we were miles apart . we enjoyed talking to you on the phone when we called each other. Rip dad fly high with the angels u gained your wings. Save us a place dad till we meet again. Your kids Brian and Stephanie. We Love you always Dad .

  6. Your family here in Alabama will miss you deeply. I definitely will miss you calling me and harassing me especially when ever you came home. You always made it point to let me know you were home so you could harass me even more but that was all love that you showed and I would in turn do the same to you. We love and miss you. Rest in Paradise🤍

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