Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Charles L. Brown Sr.

08/27/1951 - 03/01/2018

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Friday, March 9, 2018
First Baptist Church South Hill
3633 Gallberry Road Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Charles “Charlie” “Jabo” “Daddy” Brown fought a good fight, and on Thursday, March 1, 2018, he surrendered his spirit to his father in heaven… But not before making a huge impact here on earth. Charles was the firstborn child of Gilliam Brown (deceased) and Jennie Harrison. He was followed by two sisters, Linda Johnson (married to Michael Johnson) and Peggy McSwain (widower). Charles was your typical kid who spit cherry bombs at his sisters and snuck home every manner of “pet” imaginable (OK, maybe he wasn’t so typical). But one undeniable thing about Charlie Brown, as he was called, was that he fostered a love for vehicles that would continue throughout his life. Before we go there, let me introduce you to the love and joy of Charles’s life, Teresa Brown, his wife. Charles and Teresa met young, fell in love hard, and never looked back. They wed in June 1970 and have enjoyed 47 years of marriage. If you knew Charles, you knew that he loved his wife. Charles and Teresa were inseparable. Likely if you saw one of them, then you also saw the other. I guess that’s how their two kids came along. First born was the namesake, Charles Brown Jr., and then the unexpected sister, Michelle Brown (that’s me). I was spoken into existence by my brother. The story goes that he would walk through the house proclaiming the arrival of a baby sister named Michelle, so when mom (Teresa) popped up pregnant, and the baby popped out as a girl, they looked at Charles Jr. and said, “Well, here’s your Michelle.” Charles Sr. couldn’t have been happier with his family unit and made it his focus to be the best husband and daddy imaginable. Now to Charles’s other loves. Cars. The movie Talladega Nights has nothing on Charles Brown. When it came to mechanics, if it had an engine (and even if it didn’t in some cases), Charles was interested. He could be found fixing, collecting, racing, watching, reading anything that had to do with cars. His enthusiasm with engines and four moving wheels was passed down from his father and shared with cousins, his son, grandson, wife, daughter, and a bevy of others. Charles was a motorhead. He called himself that, and others joined suit. His passion with cars was contagious. The way he lit up… you wanted to experience the same feeling, so “motorhead” became a contagious trend. The story of Charles doesn’t stop there. He was a lover of God. He began his journey with Christ as a child at Queen Street Baptist Church. He later became a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church, ushered at Calvary Revival Church and served as greeter at New Life Church. He loved the open road and was well traveled whether in a car or in his rig affectionately known as Big Ben. Some of the states he visited included Washington, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Colorado to name a few. He cooked the best cheese eggs and could smoke meat like nobody’s business. He loved cook-outs and pork chops in gravy (actually he loved anything in gravy). Charles was a doting grandfather to his three grandchildren, Christopher Remy, Charlescie Brown, and Charles Brown III. He was a family man who had a great presence and an even greater love of those he touched. Charles transitioned to God only after he felt in his spirit that his family would be OK. When you think on Charles, think of his heart because it was huge. Think of his love, because he gave it freely. Think of his ever after, because today he sits renewed, redeemed, and in the glory of his maker.

Sharon Gatling Tetesa, my sincerest condolences and prayers are extended to you and your family in the passing of your husband. May the Lord grant you comfort, strength and peace peace that surpasses your understanding as only He can give. Many blessings to you and your family!
Posted: 3/14/2018
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Linda Giles Jackson I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant your family strength during this time. My most sincere condolences.
Posted: 3/8/2018
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Cheryl Vincent What a beautiful remembrance of “Daddy”. Though I never met him personally, I know of his love for his family, his faith and compassion because he touched many people. My condolences to the Brown family.
Posted: 3/8/2018
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Allan & Tanya Boddie To the Brown family, we send our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. We pray the many memories of your son, brother, husband, father will give you comfort in the times to come. Blessings!
Posted: 3/8/2018
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Cynthia Giles May God's grace continue to be with the family.
Posted: 3/8/2018
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Vera Lee Holland To CJ and the Brown Family May the Lord Bless you and give you strength from your moon engineering family
Posted: 3/7/2018
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Joyce Newton Parker To the family may the love you had for your son,brother,husband and father help you in your time of sorrow.I pray that God give you the strength and peace that you need.
Posted: 3/7/2018
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Bidesta Sykes Praying that the peace of the Lord would cover my adopted family at this time. Love you all. God Bless you all. Tweet
Posted: 3/6/2018
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MIKE & JAMIE BROWN TO OUR FAMILY (THERESA MICHELE CHARLES JR AUNT JENNIE LINDA OUR SISTER PEGGY;MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU; MAY THE LORD BE KIND AND GRACIOUS TO YOU;MAY THE LORD LOOK ON YOU WITH FAVOR AND GIVE YOU COMFORT.WE LOVE YOU.
Posted: 3/6/2018
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MR & MRS JOHNNY & DOROTHY BROWN & SONS MIKE & JAMIE OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN,BUT GOD CAN MEND ANYTHING.WE LOVE YOU ALL AND LETS STAY STRONG AS A FAMILY.
Posted: 3/6/2018
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Mary Porter So sorry to hear of Senior’s passing He was a good man and I’m so glad I had the privilege of working with him. I’m praying for your family during this time, May Gods peace bring comfort to you, knowing that we will see him again. Sending Love and hugs
Posted: 3/5/2018
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Tommy L. White My deepest sympathy and condolences. It was a blessing and pleasure to have known Senior
Posted: 3/5/2018
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Erica Newton To my family in the 800 block of Tifton Street the Best Family Neighborhood in the World First to God and our Lord Jesus Christ earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal family our brother is in heaven with our Father so don’t worried and be of good cheer God loves you and has made a home for us Charles just got there before us Bless each of you in Jesus Name Amen we are here for you always and forever I love you all Mrs Jennie you are like a mother to us we love you so♥️🙏♥️
Posted: 3/3/2018
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Linda My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family, losing a love one in death is a very trying time. Please find comfort in knowing what the bible says about the opportunity of seeing our dear love ones again under the very best conditions @ Isaiah 25:8 . Please also go to JW.org for more encouragement from God's word for our dear love ones .
Posted: 3/3/2018
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linda My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family, losing a love one in death is a very trying time. Please find comfort in knowing what the bible says about the opportunity of seeing our dear love ones again under the very best conditions @ Isaiah 25:8 . Please also go to JW.org for more encouragement from God's word for our dear love ones .
Posted: 3/3/2018
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