November 16, 1948 - February 1, 2021
James Edward Brown, 72, of Saginaw, our loving, generous, and larger-than-life father, brother, uncle, and loyal friend went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2021. James was born in Warthen, Georgia on November 16, 1948. He was the son of the late Willie C. and Estella (Allen) Brown. He graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1967. James answered the call of our country and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany from 1966-1968. James worked for General Motors - Saginaw Steering Gear Division, where he was well known and loved in Plant 3. He was a proud member of the U.A.W. He also worked at Automotion and All in One Auto. His favorite pastimes were racing motorcycles, music of all genres. His hobbies included, snow plowing during the winter months, entertaining throughout the year and spending time with family and friends. James enjoyed his part as President of the Saginaw Strip Blazers Drag Racing Club and also a member of the Soul Survivors Motor Cycle Club. He leaves to carry on his children, two sons, James Lyons and Tiron Brown. His siblings, William Browne, Stella Taylor, Clarence (Brenda) Brown, Exie Robinson, Carolyn Griffin, his bonus brother, Cordell (Donna) Thomas and brother-in-law, Larry Griffin. His grandchildren, Lane Lyons, Javon Lyons, Janaisha Lyons, Tyson Lyons, China Lyons, Tiron Brown Jr., Veronica Perkins, Tahari Brown, Hope Tyleah Brown. His nephew and nieces include, Steven Taylor, Cynthia Brown, Elgie Jones III, Clarence (Tasha) Brown Jr., Kenya Collins, Billie Collins, (Lil) Brenda Brown, Bill Brown, Eric (Effie) Jones, Ernesha Jones, Courtney Griffin, Sherry Brown, Terance Brown and Tanya. His aunts, Lena Hall and Laura Middlebrooks of Atlanta, GA. His one Godson, Xavier Rodriguez. His special cousins, Melvin Wallace, Elroy Jordan, Eric Middlebrooks, Bernice Hall, Robert Hall, Bernidine Hall, Sergio Greer and Steven Greer. His Best Friends include, Matt Rodriguez, Taylor and Cornell Hough, Herman Durrah, Larry and Gracie Kemp, Jerome Sangster, Quiana Pittman, Tracie Page, Deon Kelley, The Griffins, Paris Dozier, Dot Moten, Calvin and Vivian Williams, Helena Crawford, Tonya Welch, Ireneay (Odell) Webb, Betty and James and Robert Marlow, Ruthie Moore, Keith Dugan, Stacy Duran, Sonya Turner, Lotus Perkins, Ty and Glenda Williams, Earl (Eddie) Pegue, Emmanuel (Vanessa) Hibbler, Diane (Robert) Evans, David (Sarah) Taylor, Marcus Lyons, Passion Lyons, and all of the Soul Survivors. James was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Willie C. and Estella Allen Brown; favorite brothers-in-laws, Robert "Hollywood" Robinson; and Carl Taylor and special friend Shannon Surles. The family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. James' Funeral Ceremony will be on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Family and friend may attend livestream as the Ceremony will be broadcasted live at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Please click the following link to view the funeral live: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/43079088. Interment will immediately follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
James Edward Brown, 72, of Saginaw, our loving, generous, and larger-than-life father, brother, uncle, and loyal friend went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2021. James was born in Warthen, Georgia on November 16, 1948. He was the... View Obituary & Service Information
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