John E. Brown

July 13, 1955 ~ October 23, 2010

John Ernest Brown, 55, of Lake Charles died Saturday, October 23, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mr. Brown was a life resident of Lake Charles. He served the United States Navy, during Vietnam, aboard evacuation ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. He was a graduate of McNeese State University and Southern University. He worked all of his life as a self employed Attorney. Mr. Brown was a well respected attorney throughout the Lake area community and was a member of numerous legal organizations throughout his career. He was an avid reader. Mr. Brown will be most remembered for his story telling and his sense of humor.

His greatest times were shared with his family as he was a loving and devoted husband and father. He leaves to honor his memory, his wife of twenty five years, Dorothy McCain; daughter Jessica Brown and son, Jackson Brown, all of Lake Charles; one brother, Torey Brown; two sisters, Roxann Martin and husband Robin and Sabra Brown, all of Lake Charles and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Broussard Brown.

Memorial services will be at 6:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Visitation Tuesday will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the funeral home.

Donations may be made to McNeese State University Alumni Association, 600 East McNeese Street, Lake Charles, LA 70607.

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  1. My condolences to the whole family for your loss. I've know John my whole adult life and you couldn't ask for a nicer guy. He will be missed by me and many, many more. May God bless your soul John, rest in peace.

  2. My deepest sympathy for your loss. May the promises in the Holy Scriptures brings comfort to you. The Bible promises one day soon, God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore -Revelation chapter 21 verses 3,4. We yearn for the day to see our dear loved ones again. Jesus promises, the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out – John chapter 5 verses 28, 29.

  3. To Torey Sabra, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. may you find comfort and strength in the one gives us life. keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead of you.

  4. What a special Dad, that he has such beautiful, talented, Christian children. His legacy is shining through everytime I see Jackson's smile. Love to your family

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