Image:Manuel Brown, Jr Manuel Brown, Jr. was born December 10, 1939 to the late Manuel Brown, Sr. and Ethal Lee Sears Brown in Livingston, Alabama. At the age of 17, Manuel moved to Logansport, Indiana to help support his younger siblings.

Manuel was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Kokomo, Indiana.

Manuel met Elizabeth Marie Osborne in 1969 at Christ Temple in Kokomo, Indiana, the two later married at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church in Indianapolis, Indiana under the pastorate of Elder Joseph D. Farris. From this union seven children were born.

In 1971 Manuel and Marie later moved to Indianapolis and joined Christ Temple in Indianapolis where they faithfully served for many years and in 19XX they attended El Shaddai Apostolic Church under the pastorate of Bishop Ricky L. Holcomb.

Manuel enjoyed attending church, working on cars and going to the nursing home to visit the patients. He would often shine shoes in between jobs to bring in the extra income but his primary employment was in the janitorial services.

Manuel truly enjoyed spending time with his family and reminding them of their family history and telling them about the coming of the Lord, and the Lord’s unconditional love and to stick and stay united as a family. When Manuel was in his last days it was not sad because he went out with a Praise to God.

Manuel Brown, Jr. departed this earthly life on January 9, 2018 and was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Ethal Brown; sister, Mary Pearl Brown.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Marie Brown; daughters, Deborah Brown, Lois Brown, Aletha (Dee-Dee) Brown, Laura Brown; sons, Manuel Loren (Shonna) Brown, Jonathan Brown, Darryn Brown; step-son, Mark Ballard; sisters, Billie Golden Fowkles, Suzie Phillips; brother, Leroy Brown; grandsons, Mark Jr (MJ), Manuel (Man-Man), Cameron, MaCoyion,  Micah, Michael and a host of sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00p.m. at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 430 W. Fall Creek Parkway with visitation there from 10:00a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary

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Ellis Mortuary Staff January 16th, 2018 10:22:48 PM