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Floyd Thomas Brown

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Floyd Thomas Brown

Floyd Brown  was born on March 27, 1947 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Alfred Brown and Carrie Moses Brown. He is one of nine children born to this union. Floyd was raised in a strong Christian family. He accepted Christ at an early age in Clarksdale. Floyd was educated in the public school system. He graduated from Quitman County High school in Marks, Mississippi. Following high school, Floyd made the decision to serve his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served honorably and was a proud Army Veteran. After his discharge from the Army, Floyd made the move to Lincoln, Nebraska and made that his home. Shortly after moving to Lincoln, he began a career with Burlington Northern Railroad. At retirement, his career with the railroad spanned a course of over 38 years. In 1967 he met the love of his life, Connie Jean Banks. One year later, on October 10, 1968, they married in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Their marriage lasted 47 years, until the Lord called his precious Connie home. The Lord blessed their union with three children, Theodorick, Cedric and Latoya Brown. Floyd was an avid sports fan, with basketball being his favorite sport. He was a standout basketball player, a thread that has continued with his children and grandchildren. Floyd was a friend to everyone, always willing to help or give if someone was in need. He always had a smile on his face. Floyd was a firm believer that Powerball had his name on it. He was meticulous about his appearance and loved to dress well. Family members called him “Dapper” and “Smooth” because he always dressed to impress. He was also known as “Papa” and “Downtown Floyd Brown”. Beloved family members that preceded him in death were his wife of 47 years, Connie Banks Brown, oldest son, Theodorick Brown, grandson, Joshua Simpson, parents, Alfred and Carrie Moses Brown, siblings Jacean Jones, Alfred Brown, Jr., Valentine Brown, Gary Brown and Mary Louise Brown. Floyd leaves countless precious memories that will forever be cherished by his children: Pamela Simpson (Eugene) of St. Louis, Missouri; Cedric Brown (Sara) of Irvine, California; Latoya Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Kerra Russell (Drew) of Lincoln, Nebraska. His beloved 7 grandchildren:  Alexis Austin (Jamone), Joshua Brown, Jaarhen Sabin, Javeah Wesbrooks, Cobe Brown, Cai Brown and Kennedy Russell. His 4 great-grandchildren: Malia Brown, Journi Austin, Jacobi Austin and Aubri Austin. Siblings: Mignon Brown, Betty Ruth Lewis (Charles) and Archie Brown. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. God blessed Floyd with 74 precious years on earth. On Thursday morning, September 16, 2021, God called and Floyd answered. In the twinkling of an eye, he transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home. To God be the glory for the wonderful things He has done in Floyd’s life.

Visitation: 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at Metcalf Funeral Home

 Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel

Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, NE.

Memorials to the Family for future designation. 

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