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Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home
Kelly L. Brown, age 50, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born April 21, 1969, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Truman and Nancy (Watson) Brown. He was united in marriage to Barbara Jane Lewis on February 10, 1996, and together they have shared 24 years of marriage.
Kelly worked several jobs in the past including as a manager for Huck’s in Effingham and in positions at Sparton Manufacturing and GSI in Flora. He had most recently worked at HELLA Electronics in Flora for the past 6 years. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Knox but had to return home upon his father’s passing. He enjoyed shopping on weekends in St. Louis and Evansville, playing Xbox with his brothers, and Deer Hunter at the truck stop in Effingham. As a young boy he loved to visit his Grandpa Watson’s store in Clay City and would always ask for a “nanner” meaning banana and often reminisced of the trip he took to California with his good friend Steve Lewis. Kelly was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and everyone will miss his contagious smile.
He is survived by his wife: Barbara Brown of Flora; mother: Nancy Brown of Flora; siblings: Debbie (Jim) Whitman of Beaufort, South Carolina, Teresa (Steve) Harmon of Flora, David (Norma) Brown of Flora, and Danny (Brandi) Brown of Bothell, Washington; parents-in-law: Gary and Sue Lewis of Flora; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father: Truman Brown; maternal grandparents: Davis and Ollie Mae Watson; and paternal grandparents: Carlos and Esther Brown.
A funeral service for Kelly Brown will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Pastor Michael Davis officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the family for final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at the passing of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers, now and in the difficult days ahead.
Sympathy to your family, Nancy Brown with the passing of your son Kelly. May your many memories of him remain in your hearts forever.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
Nancy I am so sorry for your loss.Keep your memories close in your heart with love
Nancy My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family. I'm here if you need anything. God Bless Kelly he is no longer suffering.
Kelly will be sadly missed. Prayers for the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of Kelly give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Nancy and family, We are so sorry for your loss, may God bless and keep you during this difficult time.
He was a loving person who would help anyone he will be missed love you brother see you in heaven
I am so truly sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Nancy and Family, Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come! Larry and Sue
So sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with the family
So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man .
Nancy, I am so sorry to receive this news. We will pray for your family, for comfort and peace.
Rest in peace Kelly... You will be missed by many. Heaven gained another sweet soul 💔
Barbara I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
My condolences to Barb and family. Kelly will be missed by all of us that knew him.
My deepest sympathies for the family. He was a good guy and I’ll miss his laugh very much.
Prayers for his family and friends. A sweet and amazing person. Your Hella family will miss you and your laugh.
Prayers for the family and friends for your loss. He was a awsome guy.
Nancy and family, So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss prayers for all
Barbara and family. So sorry for you loss. May God keep you in his arms.
So sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss barb he will be missed
I can't even begin to know how you feel at this time. Just know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do. 🙏❤
Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you .
SENDING PRAYERS AND HUGS TO THE FAMILY....KELLY WAS A HARD WORKER AND CARED FOR EVERYONE!!
I am so so sorry for your loss. What a great man to have served our Nation. So proud.
Dear Nancy and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Kelly. What a beautiful memorial you made for him. Know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Jim and Susan