James “Black Jack” Flemon Brown, 77, of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 28, 1935, in Monticello, Ky., as the son of Thomas Abraham and Willie Grace (Hicks) Brown. He married Ada Christeen (Lowe) Brown on Jan. 24, 1956, in Monticello, Ky.
James worked at John J. Madden as a furniture maker for 33 years, as well as farming for many years. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Kentucky and attended Eden United Methodist Church in Greenfield. He was a member of the AFLCIO Steelworkers Union. James enjoyed spending his free time gardening, fishing, doing mechanic work, listening to music, and playing the guitar.
Surviving him are his wife, Ada Christeen Brown of Greenfield; children, James H. “Bruce” (Janet) Brown of Indianapolis, Arie W. (Thelma) Brown of Sheridan, Angela P. (Hector) Munoz of Sarasota, Fla., and Fonda K. (Mark) Sanders of Shelbyville, Ill.; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Brown of Nicholasville, Ky., Jerry Brown of Fairland, Hallas Ray Brown of Monrovia, Roy K. Brown of Indianapolis, and Ricky Lee Brown of Greenfield; sisters, Ruby Cooper, Margie Neal, Luda May Lowe, Bulath Faye Stinson all of Monticello, Ky., and Beatrice A. Jenkins of Rock Island, Tenn.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and great-grandson, Corey Whitten.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory with visitation beginning at 4 p.m. Pastor Mark Sanders will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eden United Methodist Church, 2122 E. Eden Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to email@example.com.