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CLINTON RAYMOND BROWN

February 11, 1963 September 5, 2010
CLINTON RAYMOND BROWN
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Clinton Raymond Brown was born on February 11, 1963 to Francis L. Brown, Sr., and the late Deloris M. (Brown) Hayes in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He departed this life on Sunday, September 5, 2010.
Clinton was educated in the Calvert County and Uniondale New York Public Schools. He was a graduate of Northern High School Class of 1981. He joined the United States Army on June 17, 1981 and remained enlisted until his retirement in October 2001. He would fondly state that he served 20 years, 3 months and 14 days in the Army.
Clinton received specialty training for the following military assignments: Signal Support Systems Specialist, Tactical Communications Systems Operator, Army Recruiter, Senior Drill Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant and Noncommissioned Officers Training.
He retired at the rank of E8 "Master Sergeant" and received numerous commendations to include the Army's Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army (Retired) Lapel Button, Marksman Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and Gold Recruiter Badge. The distinguished and honorable service he rendered to the country and community will have an enduring impact on all those his work and life touched.
After being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 2001, Clinton began to teach Army JROTC in the Swainsboro Public Schools System from (2001-2003) and Baltimore City Public Schools System from (2003-2010). Clinton and his colleague, Major Colbert, were instrumental in implementing the JROTC Program at Southside Academy. Clinton dedicated many hours to the JROTC Program. He would often be seen in the hallways of "Southside Academy" asking the students "what are we doing and where are you supposed to be." He was always willing to lend a help-in-hand to those in need. Clinton worked hard at everything he put his hands to and could master anything. He was always a steadfast and diligent worker. His love for teaching JROTC went well beyond measure.
Clinton received an Associates of Arts Degree from Central Texas College in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Liberty University in May 2010. Clinton was pursuing a Master's of Education Degree and would have graduated in May 2011 from Liberty University. His goal was to become an administrator.
Clinton attended St. Edmonds United Methodist Church at a young age and later became a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia where he was baptized. After relocating to Maryland Clinton joined Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church, but also attended St. Edmonds United Methodist Church.
In 2005, Clinton was united in holy matrimony to Jackie R. Gray by Rev. Peggy J. Jobe at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church.
He and his wife took great pleasure in opening their home up to family and friends. His famous "ribs, specialty drinks and bread pudding" were the highlight of each event but he would not share his recipes. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed cooking and entertaining especially being the "MC" of all events he attended. Once he got the microphone there was no getting it back. The most notable event was their "Annual Mother's Day" cookout, which was a day set aside for the past 3 years to honor all mothers. Clinton was an avid Redskins and sports fan but also spent time riding his Harley Davidson, golfing, playing pool and attending race-car events. He welcomed a conversation about any sport and would wear the "Redskins" burgundy and gold with pride. His favorite saying was "this train is moving forward and you can get on board if you want to."
Clinton leaves to cherish a life full of wonderful memories his loving and devoted wife: Jackie R. Brown; daughter: Kendra S. Brown (Girlee); son: Edwin S. Stewart; dad: Francis L. Brown, Sr.: a devoted brother and best friend: Eldrick P. Brown, Sr.: two sisters: Joyce Irene Brooks and Marion Oliver: mother-in-law: Corine Gray Reed; sister-in-laws: Dalphine Brown, Novella Gray, Varonica Gray, Dianetta Blake and Angela Greene; brother-in-laws: Jerry Oliver, Richard Harvey, Douglas Greene, Kermit Gray, Marcus Blake and Anthony Gray; special nephews: Eldrick P. Brown, Jr. (EJ), Dustin Brown and Joe Brooks; godchildren: Dawann, Dawanna and Celeste; special uncles: Maurice Brown, Eugene Ray, Daniel Ray and Phillip Ray; special aunts: Corine and Kathleen Ray, Violet Jones, Ilene Morsell; special cousins: Leslie Gross, Kevin Brown and Larry Brown; special friends: Garry Colbert, Michael Thomas, Clifton & Paulette Creek, Ronald & Goldie Watson, Nathaniel Koomson and Larry Johnson; and a host of god sisters, god brothers, adopted sisters, adopted brothers, adopted children, Baltimore City Public Schools Colleagues, JROTC Staff, relatives and friends.
Clinton was preceded in death by his mother, Deloris M. (Brown) Hayes; brother: Francis; son Demetrius (Twann); grandparents: Elma and Lettie Ray, Ethel and Velvet Brown; uncles: Robert, Roosevelt, Columbus, Raymond, Benjamin Ray and Rufus Brown; aunts: Genevieve, Florence, Hattie, Eva, Martha and Dorothy.

Cemetery:

Ernestine Jones Cemetery 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Friday, December 31, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Friday, December 31, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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