May 3, 1957 ~ June 4, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Gary Frederick Brown (Gary) of East Point, GA passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020. Gary was born May 3rd, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. He was a 1975 graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School, and then attended Freed Hardeman College from 1975 – 1978. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1985. Gary retired from the Fulton County Marshal’s Department in 2011 after 23 years of service. His true passion, however, was music. He was an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician. Gary performed regularly at the Smokey Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents: Herbert Denham Brown and Dorothy Fowler Brown of East Point, GA. He is survived by: his son Adam Brown of Lawrenceville, GA, Katie Brown of Atlanta, GA, and Ashley (Jorge) Alvial of Hoschton, GA. He had two grandsons Sebastian and Jude Alvial. He was married to Susan Foster Brown for almost 35 years. His siblings are Steve (Diane) Brown and Sheryl (Greg) Adams. He also has many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life tribute will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2P.M. to 4P.M. at Slow Pour Brewing Company 407 N Clayton St. Lawrenceville, GA 30046. There will be a private burial at the New Hope Cemetery (Talley Station) in Petersburg, TN at a later date.


Celebration of Life: June 14, 2020 2:00 pm - June 14, 2020 4:00 pm

Slow Pour Brewing Company
407 N Clayton St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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  1. CandleImageI have fond memories of working with Gary in the drama department of our high school GACS, and of his serving as a security/crowd control officer at Arlington Christian School, where I taught for 25 years. He was always so congenial and simply a wonderful person. W.e will miss you here, Gary, but will be reunited again with our Lord. My condolences to the Brown family.

  2. CandleImageI am shocked and saddened by Gary’s passing! He was a good friend! He will be missed. R.I.P. my friend, until we meet again!

  3. CandleImageI was so sad to hear of Gary’s passing. We shared a love for GACS and music. Rest in peace dear friend.

  4. For Gary
    “I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,” Psalm 141:9

    There is a place where I will go
    When this life on earth is o’er
    I know it’s filled with music grand
    It is so sweet, that promised land.
    Jesus waits for me.
    Jesus waits for me.
    And when I go I’ll meet Him there.
    Oh, how sweet His face to see.
    No more pain and sorrow there
    Never again to shed a tear
    I’ll sing a song that is new
    Somewhere beyond the azure blue.
    Jesus waits for me.
    Jesus waits for me.
    And when I go I’ll meet Him there.
    Oh, how sweet His face to see.

  5. CandleImageEven though I knew Gary at GAC, I got to know him better when we attended church together at Northlake. I remember the gift of your old trampoline that provided years of fun for my four children! Gary was always so interested in others and his music ability was a blessing to us all! Susan, Adam,Katie and Ashley, I am praying for your family in the unexpected and sudden loss of husband and father.

  6. CandleImageGary was my next door neighbor growing up, and I was fortunate enough to reconnect with him over the last few years and found we had many of the same interests. Thanks for the memories, my friend. We will meet again, so this is not goodbye, but simply- I’ll see you later!

  7. I taught Gary at least two years at GAC, plus knew his mom, dad, and family from childhood days in East Point. In the past year, Gary joined in the GAC Community Choir, and we stood side by side in voice until the quarantine disrupted the spring. Gary’s kindness to me, and positive memories were a constant encouragement. I’m so glad I was able to be with him again a number of times lately…and will miss him greatly.

  8. CandleImageGary was such a beautiful soul and dear friend. We wanted so badly to attend this Memorial and be with others whose souls Gary had brushed against with a warm, giving smile. Unfortunately, after great consideration, we must painfully decline our physical presence. We are both in the “high risk “ category for Covid19 because of our age, but particularly Bruce, who has Crohns and takes Humira, both of which severely compromises his immune system. Know that we are in solidarity with you all in celebrating the life of this dear friend and his giving compassionate spirit. We were shocked and devastated to learn he had left us when he had so much yet to contribute to humanity.

    • Bruce and Susan, Gary was a beautiful soul who wanted to glorify God with his music. He has left a legacy of songs. I like to think of him writing new songs for the angels to sing now. He loved both of you and I thank you for your friendship.

  9. CandleImageIt was a blessing to have Gary as a coworker. Thank you for the encouraging words and mentorship while serving at the Marshal Department,

  10. I knew him and his family growing up at East point COC and through working for Fulton county, connected with him on FB a few years back and really enjoyed our chats, he will be greatly missed.

  11. The Arrowood Drive Community Club is grateful for the life and contributions of Gary Brown. He willingly provided a historical account of the Arrowood community with the community’s club.
    His presence will be sorely missed.
    Sammie Holloway,
    Vice President
    Arrowood Drive Community Club

  12. I have just learned of Gary’s passing and am so sad. We met at Freed-Hardeman in 1977 and reconnected several years ago through FB. I loved hearing him talk of his music. He will definitely be missed. 🙏🏻

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