Friday, May 20, 2022

Obituary - Don Wesley Brown

Pastor Don Wesley Brown, age 61, transitioned to glory on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Benson Center in Clinton, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM also at the Benson Center prior to the service. Burial to follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to Save Our World Ministries or Seasons of Service and can be left in care of the funeral home.

He was born on October 15, 1960, in Clinton, Missouri to Anna Pearl and Denver Brown. Pastor Brown was the youngest of ten children, the uncle of eight, the great uncle of fourteen, and a cousin and friend to many.

Pastor Brown was a graduate of Clinton High School Class of 1979 where he was a great athlete who excelled in both football and track. You can still find his mark of success in the halls of Clinton High School with his shot-put record.

He later went on to further his education at William Jewell College where he also set the mark and holds the record for shot put. Pastor Brown went on to graduate in 1984 with his degree in Physical Education. He then moved on to work for Sprint and was promoted to the Human Resources Department, until God called him to the ministry.

Moreover, his unfailing love for his family kept him going. He took his great nephew Quinton in, and raised him as his own. As a pillar in the Brown family, he extended his love, wisdom, and support; leaving a blueprint of success for them all to follow.

As a man of God, Pastor Brown wore multiple hats in his walk such as Sunday School Secretary, Superintendent, and Teacher. He served as a member of the Antioch Cemetery Board. He actively advanced the Kingdom of God in the roles of Choir Director, Deacon, and Pastorship. His love for people and the community can be found in every ministerial role he held.

Pastor Brown was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church. A former Pastor of Solid Rock Church where he implemented collective ministry moments such as Friday Night Fire in effort to cross cultural lines and bring unity. Pastor Brown later established his own ministry, Save Our World Ministries, also known as S.O.W. Through this ministry he continued to outreach and build the community, all while being brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Pastor Brown is preceded in death by his mother and father, as well as his brother Harold Brown and his sister Mary Williams. He leaves to honor his legacy his siblings: Beverly Moore, Stanley Brown, Keith Brown (Idella), Debra Hall (Kenneth), Vicki Jackson, Linda Brown, and Valerie Brown. Alongside his nieces and nephews: Lezlee, Brian, Richie, Keith (Toots), Wiley, Tyise, Frankie, and Dawn.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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