Kenneth Edward Brown

October 17, 1948 - February 13, 2014
Kenneth Edward Brown

Mr. Kenneth Edward Brown (“KB”) was born on October 17, 1948 in Wilmington NC, the youngest child of Estelle Brown Mclean and the late George Brown. On February 13, 2014, our son, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend transcended to celestial peace.

Kenny was raised in the Hillcrest community in Wilmington NC with his mother Estelle and siblings Ardith and David.

Kenny was educated in the public school system of New Hanover County in Wilmington NC, where he claimed a reputation as the little drummer boy, due to incredible skill as a drummer in the school marching band. Kenny grew up attending Mt. Olive AME and Price Cathedral AMEZ Churches, where he eventually became a member of the choir and usher boards.

Prior to his health declining, he enjoyed going crabbing and fishing with his friends, spending time with family or just socializing and playing card games with his childhood friends.

Kenny met and married Inez Gaymon Brown and later added Juan Brown and DeAngela Brown to their family. Kenny leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Inez Brown; mother Estelle McLean of Wilmington NC; his four children Regina Brown and Michelle Graham of Wilmington NC as well as DeAngela Brown and Juan Brown of Philadelphia PA; Siblings Ardith Brown (Frank) and David Brown of Wilmington NC; a special nephew he helped to raise Mikie as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives and childhood friends.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Mt. Olive AME Church 1001 S. 7th Street, Wilmington. The family will see friends from 11 am until the time of the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • February 17, 2014
    florence j. warren says:
    We pray for your strength during this time. God is our refuge. Be encouraged.

  • February 17, 2014
    Edwanda E Brown says:
    Rest peacefully, Kenny. With love from your "Northside Cousins". Mike, Joann and "Kitty".

  • February 17, 2014
    Patricia Davis a Green says:
    My condolence to Ardith and David in the passing of your loved one. May GOD give you peace and comfort during this time. Williston Class of'66 Patricia Davis Green

  • February 17, 2014
    Eugene & Barbara Devane says:
    Ardith and Family So sorry to learn of your brother's passing. I pray that God will give all of you the strength to go on in this time of sorrow. Please remember that God never makes a mistake and He will take care of all of you. Love You!!!!!

  • February 18, 2014
    Melissa Davis says:
    I am praying for the family. Love you all.