May 15, 1957 ~ March 11, 2022
Mer Rouge , Louisiana
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, entered into eternal rest on March 11, 2022 at the young age of 64. He was born in Mer Rouge, Louisiana to A.C. and Sarah Brown on May 15, 1957.
Rickey was a hardworking man who consistently provided for his family and always put his family first. He married the love of his life, Benilda Ashby, on May 29, 1982. They shared a union of almost 40 years come May of 2022. Their marriage was a reflection of their true love.
Rickey proudly joined the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 + years of service as Captain. After his military retirement, he continued working as a teacher in education, where he taught science at Kitty Hawk Middle School, retiring after serving 21 years.
Rickey was a faithful member of West End Church of God in Christ where he was an Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, trustee board member. He will be missed dearly and forever cherished for his giving heart, kind spirit, and genuine love.
He is preceded in death by his father: A.C. Brown, and his brother: Gregory Brown.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years: Benilda Brown, his mother: Sarah Fortenberry; his children: Mario Lawson, Natalie Collins (Christopher), and Rickey Dee Brown, siblings: Debra Fortenberry, Marilyn Harris (Denoris), Michael Brown (Paquita), Vernell Brown (Jennifer); Sandra Nelson (Michael), Hattie Miller (Phillip); Carla Gates (Eugene), Nena Fortenberry, Maurice Fortenberry; three grandchildren: Jamisha Gaillard, Jalen Lawson, and DeJanae Mills; and numerous close relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to West End COGIC, 2106 W. Popular, San Antonio, TX 78207. Givelify/West End Church of God in Christ.
Cemetery: April 4, 2022 9:15 am
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States