Leonard Connell Brown, Sr.

Leonard Connell Brown passed away November 21, 2013.  Visitation will be held, 11:00 – 12:00 PM, Monday, December 2, 2013 at True Light of Jesus Christ Ministries, 12419 3 St, Grandview, MO 64030.  Funeral services will follow at 12:00 at the church.  Leonard Connell Brown, Sr. was born April 11, 1949. He was born at General Hospital #2 in Kansas City, MO to Leo and Iva Lorraine Brown. He grew up on the city’s Westside and graduated from Manual High School.

He worked in manufacturing industry at Allis-Chalmers until his retirement. He was the proud father of three children; One child from his relationship with Della Hubbard and two children born of his union with Doris Jones February 26, 1973.

Leonard took great pride in his appearance, was an immaculate dresser, loved cars especially Cadillac’s, ladies (his friend-girls), and music. There were few times you’d find him without headphones or a radio nearby. Music was his getaway.

Leonard had a way of melting the hearts of those he encountered. He was generous and spared no expense when it came to children. He loved his family and had many close nieces and nephews several of which preceded him in death.

Once Leonard became ill and began declining, He was placed in the care of Good Shepherd Hospice September 2012 but he was not the classic hospice patient as he was rarely “down”  – full of life, hope, and never-ending enthusiasm about turning his con-dition around.

He developed a loving relationship with the caregivers and nurses at Good Shephard and they enjoyed providing Leonard personal care and often spoiled him with his fa-vorite meal – a Wendy’s Baconator and strawberry shake. You couldn’t help wanting to spoil him and his eyes melted the hearts of anyone who gazed in his hazel-green eyes.

He lost his battle to lung cancer November 21, 2013.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, sister Leora Martin; four brothers Leo Brown Jr, Larry Brown, Louis Brown, and Lester Mack Brown.

He leaves to mourn two sisters: Loretta Brown of Kansas City, MO and Lois Harris of Los Angeles, CA; Lawrence Brown of Tuscan, AZ and Lloyd Brown of Jacksonville, FL; He also leaves his loving children:  daughter Cherrice Lynnette Hubbard of Ray-town MO, Leonard Connell Jr of Minneapolis MN, and Lamonte Charles Brown of Las Vegas NV. Nineteen grandchildren: Gerald Jaron, Lebrea, Leanna, Micah,    Lemaree, Lanaja, Levi, Lamonte Jr., Beyonce’, Pharaoh, Siana, Shanea, Amonte, Ne-vaeh, Naomi, LaZaiden, Zaliyah, Sade, and Zuri Rose.

~ It’s a great life if you don’t weaken for these things too shall pass ~

Visits: 5


  1. valrie robertson smith on November 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Cherrice, I am so sorry for your loss my dear friend. I know that God is a comforter and he will offer that comfort and peace to the family as the days go by. But please know I am here for you. Absent from the body is present with the Lord, Your guardian angel will always keep watch over you and God will always keep you connected. Love you

  2. Janie Madison on November 27, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Ressie I know your heart is heavy , but just know he is at peace. My prayers are you and your family. God will never leave or for sake you. Love u.

  3. Veronica on November 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    ~ It’s a great life if you don’t weaken for these things too shall pass ~
    Words from his mother and my grandmother.

    My uncle made me laugh as a child and I will miss him. As an adult we spoke of my sister/his niece as he always wanted to help her.

    Cherrice I remember the first day I met you on my grandmothers porch (56th Bales). I was surprised my uncle had a daughter. You were so friendly & I took a liking to you then. I am so glad you were your fathers rock, his pride and joy. In March I visited with my uncle while he was at Swope Parkway and he said he really wanted to see both his sons. I will be forever grateful that you made the trip to Las Vegas so he could visit at least one of his sons before he departed this life.

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