David Lee Brown

June 12, 1929 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 92)


Born June 12,1929 to the union of Samuel Mean Brown and Consuella Moore-Brown. He was raised in south central Los Angeles California. David attended and graduated from Thomas Jefferson high school as a member of the class of 1947.  Shortly after Graduating high school in 1950 David was introduced to Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson from Riverside California. After two years of courtship, they decided on December 9,1952 to travel to Arizona to get married. In this beautiful union were born David Charles Brown, Gertrude Yvonne Brown, Gertrude Pauline Brown, Carl Clifford Brown and Consuella Juanita Brown. David also served as a proud Parent to his son Roy Brown-Hancox and daughter Katheryne Brown-Lee. On July 11,1952, David was gainfully employed by Hoffman and Atchley Cabinets Incorporated in Chatsworth, California where he worked as a master carpenter for 40 years until his retirement in 1992. After working diligently in his new profession, that same year in 1952, David built the foundation for his house alongside his brothers at 11614 Herrick Avenue, in the city of San Fernando California. After struggling with alcohol addiction for many years, David decided he no longer wanted to be dependent on alcohol and in 1958 he became a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He recommitted himself to the serenity prayer and fulfilled his goal of sobriety for 60 years until his death on 12/21/2021. To provide additional strength to his faith, in 1963 David became a member of the Apostolic church on Herrick Street in Pacoima, California.  Now that David is at peace, he will be joining his children Gertrude Elizabeth Brown (1959), Gertrude Yvonne Brown (1951), Carl Clifford Brown (1981) and David Charles Brown (2010) in the afterlife along with his siblings Samuel Mean Brown, Maurice Brown, Barbara Blunt and Leola Alfred. David is survived by his son Roy Brown-Hancox and daughters Katheryne Brown-Lee (Riverside, California) Gertrude Pauline Brown-Underwood (San Diego, California) and Consuella Juanita Brown. His siblings: Hugh Brown and Sylvia Brown(sister-in-law) (Los Angeles, California), brother Nathaniel Brown (Palmdale, California), sister Viola Robbins (Los Angeles, California), sister Delores Ann Simpson (Tennessee), Versie Brown (Sister-in-law) (Palmdale, California).  His Grandchildren David T Brown (Las Vegas, Nevada). Cherizarr C. Underwood (San Diego, California), Chenee C. Underwood (San Diego California) and Kenneth B Underwood (Oakland, California). Lastly, His Great grandchildren Alexandra Brown 24, Davion Brown 23, Kamarius Carter 20, Demario Elliott 18, Zepheniah Brown- Elliott 17, Anevion Moore 12, Angeles Brown 12, Arielle Brown 11, David T. Brown jr.  9, and Kenzli Pauline McClure-5. David Brown was blessed with a multitude of siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great grandnephews and great grandnieces along with his extended family and a multitude of friends. As David would say “You’re my Dime-man. I’ll go to the gates of hell for you, but I won’t go in”. In closing “Goodnight my love. Pleasant dreams. Sleep tight my love. May tomorrow be sunny and bright and bring you closer to me” -Jesse Belvin




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