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Mr. Lorenza Brown

October 16, 1957 — December 24, 2023

Albany, Georgia

Lorenza Brown was born October 16, 1957, in Dawson, Georgia, to William B. Brown and Ethel Shannon Brown.

At an early age, Lorenza confessed his life to Christ and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia. Lorenza graduated from Americus High School in 1976 and was also attended Fort Valley State University. While at Fort Valley, he joined the Phi Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity, Inc. He was a former long-term employee at Cooper Lighting in Americus and Cooper Tire in Albany. Most recently, he was employed as an Aircraft Painter at Thrush Aircraft in Albany.

Lorenza was a fervent supporter and he was a die hard Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons fan, whose passion for the teams was unwavering and infectious. Lorenza was a truly exceptional soul, who graced our lives with warmth, kindness, and an ever-present smile. He was a beacon of light, radiating positivity to everyone he met. He held an immeasurable love for his family, cherishing every moment and always putting their well-being above all else. His compassion knew no bounds, and his generosity touched countless hearts. Lorenza's legacy is not only in the love he shared but also in the profound impact he left in our hearts. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit and the memories we hold dear will forever be cherished.

On December 24, 2023, the Lord opened the gates of Heaven and let Lorenza into his eternal home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Brown and Ethel Shannon Brown; his brother, Donald Eugene Brown; sister, Sharon Brown Green and granddaughter, Ebony Reese.

Lorenza leaves to cherish his life: children Tomeka Chaney of Vienna, Georgia, Hillary Brown of Decatur, Georgia and Shannon Brown of Atlanta, Georgia and two grandsons, Elijah Reese, Jr. and       De’Lawrence Chaney of Vienna, Georgia; his siblings Timothy Brown (Kim) Alexander of Alabama; Alicia Harvey (Frank), Marie Walker (Willie), Ethel Finch, all of Americus, Georgia, Jimmy Williams (Barbara) Columbus, OH, George Rogers, Tuskegee of Alabama, Carolyn Tell of Dawson, Georgia, Johnny Rogers and Vincent Rogers both of Atlanta, Georgia; his aunts Mary Alice Holloway of Albany, Georgia, Flora Jean Holloway and Frankie Brown both of Atlanta, Georgia. A long legacy of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends also survived.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 29, 2023

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poteat-Wakefield Funeral Directors - Dunbar Chapel

435 Dunbar Lane, Albany, GA 31701

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

411 Cotton Ave,, Americus, GA

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

Staley Memorial Gardens

Americus, GA 31719

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