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Phillip Curtis Brown

August 26, 1958 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 61)

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A Celebration of Life for Mr. Phillip Curtis Brown, 61 of Decatur, Alabama will be noon Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. James CP Church in America with the Reverend Michael Jones officiating and inhumation in Sterrs Cemetery.  The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service.  Public viewing will be Thursday from 2-6 and Friday from 10-6 at Reynolds Funeral Home.

Phillip Curtis “Poppa” Brown entered this life on August 26, 1958 to the late Celester Brown and Theo Bevels in Morgan County, Alabama. He entered eternal rest peacefully at his home on February 22, 2020 in Decatur, Alabama.

He attended Decatur High School in Decatur Alabama where he was active in sports. He retired from the City of Decatur after over 17 years of being a dedicated employee.

He confessed his hope in Christ at an early age and joined David Temple PB Church where he was a faithful member and later united with St. James CPCA under the leadership of Pastor Michael Jones where he remained a faithful member until his health failed.

Phillip was a loving and caring person who really enjoyed life. He never met a stranger that didn’t become his friend. He loved his family, sports on TV, his Michael Jackson music, afternoon gospel singings on Sunday, but most of all he loved the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Celester Brown and Theo Bevels; three sisters: Frances Brown, Julia Williams, and Celestine Terry; three brothers: John Brown, Christopher Brown and Ricardo Brown; one uncle: Gnester Brown Sr.

Phillip’s memory will always be cherished by his loving and devoted wife: Sherrie Garrett Brown of Decatur, AL.; one daughter, Britannica Davis of Houston, TX, two children he raised as his own: Pamlia Garrett (Larry) of Harvest, AL and Willie (Amanda) Woods of Decatur, AL; seven grandchildren, Sevyn Heidelberg of Houson, TX, Yashicka, Brandon and Destinee Garrett, Taylor, Amarri and Brayden Woods all of Decatur AL; two great grandchildren, Arianna Brown and Sevyn Spangler both of Decatur, AL; two sister, Doris (Rev. Edward) Franklin of Decatur, AL, Anita Bedford of GA; five brothers, Guy (Valerie) Brown, Frank Brown, and Darryl Brown, Paul Stevens, Harold (Sonya) Stevens, all of Decatur, AL; four sisters-in-law, Patricia Gail (Clifford) Williams of Huntsville, AL., Teresa (John) Bolden, Joshua Garrett, Annie Woods all of Decatur, AL; three brothers in law, Rodney (Debra) Garrett of Trinity AL, Peter Terry and Buford Williams both of Nashville, TN; uncle, Lorenzo Bevels of Decatur, AL; one aunt, Helen Brown of Cleveland, OH; a longtime and devoted family friend, the Rev. Connie White; special niece, Katrina Franklin of Decatur, AL and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other close relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


Celebration of Life
February 29, 2020

12:00 PM
St. James C.P.C.A.
920 West Moulton St
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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