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“To Britne and entire Brown family. May God Continue to keep you and comfort you at those difficult times. Kenneth left a great music legacy. ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Ardelia Session - Smithville, TX

“Houston is a better place musically because Kenneth Brown lived here. Greater St. Matthew's men's choir was blessed by Bro Kenneth Brown. He was the...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Gusta and Theola Booker - TX

“Hey Cuz, You know I miss your warm hugs. I love and miss you so much. I know They are enjoying you and your sweet music in heaven. Love Ya!! D...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Dorothy Baylor - Lancaster, TX

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Kenneth's passing, but I rejoice as heaven is graced with his beautiful presence and talent. As a student at UT I...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Nina Gondola - Indianapolis, IN

“Kenneth ,You are greatly miss,I love you but i know god loves you more. ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Joyce Richardson - aaustin, TX

“To My Brother Kenneth L. Brown the Davis, Overton Family will miss you very much. Thank you for being apart of our family. I know that Nanny was...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Charlene Y. Davis-Deeton - Austin, TX

“A life well LIVED!! May the comfort and peace of God give you hope and strength. Let us not weep as though we have no hope for our hope is in our...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Frank and Claudia Crayton - TX

“Hey Big Teddy Bear, you know your Big/Little Sister is missing you right about now. Oh but in that great by and by.... ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Jocelyn M.McIntosh-Taylor - TX

“The last time Kenneth and I laughed hard togather was at the celebration for Chester when he was leaving Austin to move to Houston for his next...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Edna Childs - Sister In Christ

“Kennth, When I sat in the pews...waiting for a birthday so that I could join Austin City Wide...you would look down from the organ and smile..The...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrea Bridgeman - Austin, TX

“Ken,it was a blessing to have known you in Houston and back to Auston. When ever I pass the church(Rosewood)which is always,I look for U standing...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Bobie - Austin, TX

“Much symphathy to the family, our community will miss his service. ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Hodge and Pamela McKinney - TX

“My love and prayers are with the family. I knew Kenneth very well and sung under his leadership at the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church. I am so...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Veronica Patton - Houston, TX

“I meet brother Brown at South Post Oak. I jointed the choir but could not sing. Kenneth still made me a part of the men’s choir. He was a good...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: johnny Wilson - Houston, TX

“You will be missed Kenneth Brown. You were encouraging, inspirational, and a wonderful leader in the Gospel community. You inspired me to step...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Tephanie Hargrove-Wilbur - TX

“Kenneth, you were an inspiration to me when I sung with the Voices of Fiath Choir at New Faith Church, and you always will be an inspiration to me by...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Yolanda Mathis - Missouri City, TX

“We are sent forth and temporarily stationed here as the fully authorized representatives of Jesus Christ! As His ambassadors, we are here to be His...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Vincent Sr/Carolyn B. Moore - TX

“Oh, Lord, as much as we do not grieve as those without hope, still we grieve for Kenneth as Jesus did for Lazarus. We weep and sing -- songs he...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Raedorah C. Stewart - CA

“I remember the first time I met "Uncle" Kenny. He always had the smile that lit up a room and even sad face. I cant believe you are gone, but GOD...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Yolanda "Yogi" Harrell - Houston, TX

“From the sweet 10 year old boy I furest met so many years ago, Kenneth grew into as sweet a man.He was not only gifted, but a gift to those of us...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Adele Clarke - Austin, TX

“I love and will miss one of the people i looked up to as a youth at gmz. kenneth was big fun :) and talented beyond the organ. i could design and...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Gannon Crutcher - brooklyn, NY

“To the Brown Family; How do you say thanks for you sharing Kenneth Brown with all of us? I am a grateful to God that Kenneth IS my big brother. I...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Chester D. T. Baldwin - TX

“My Brother Beloved, you will SORELY be missed. To the Family I am in the "gap" for you. Heartaches?? Yes. . . . It hurts! SO - everyday you LEAN and...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Vanessa Martin - Dallas, TX

“Jocelyn and Thomas, I (we) share in your grief. Kenneth didn't mind calling out Junior very loudly and embarrasing-like no matter where we were. I...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Limuel - Austin, TX

“Kenneth Brown ministered with the Houston Bellfort Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a kind, friendly, God centered man. He exhibited the love of...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathleen Wiley - Spring, TX

“My condolences to the Brown family. Brother Brown once told me not to let anyone tell me that I could not sing. I appreciated that. God Bless the...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori Guidry - Houston, TX

“RIP Kenneth Brown....you will be truly missed. ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Felissa Spivey-Martin - Austin, TX

“It has been a blessing to have Kenneth in our lives and he will truly be missed. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Rodney & Paula Johnson - Katy, TX

“My prayers for comfort go out to Ken's family. A kind friend who always had a kind and encouraging word for me. He will be missed. ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Jan Chinn

“My condolences to Kenny's Family. Ken was such a kind brother.. I am glad to have known him. He's resting now... May his life's work continue through...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Chad Brawley - Houston, TX

31 of 100+ | Posted by: LACRESHA WALTON - AUSTIN, TX

“KENNETH, WE WILL MISS YOU! FORMER NEIGHBORS!!!! Me & my mom will always remember you and your legacy shall live on! Sleep with the angels! ---My...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Tiffany Taylor/Virginia Adams - TX

“Kenneth has left a legacy and was a blessing to all he touched. I remember meeting him for the first time with the Austin City Wide Youth Choir,...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: J. Bernard Brown - Dallas, TX

“The Good Fight of Faith written by Rev. Lee H. Blue, Jr. I have endured the pain And withstood the shame Beaten down by the guilty For the...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Lee H. Blue, Jr. - TX

“To The Family of Kenneth LaRue Brown: Kenneth directed and played for the Bellfort Seventh-day Adventist Choir, here in Houston, Texas. He was...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda King Sylvester - Houston, TX

“Rest in peace Bro.Brown. ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: David Simon & Family - Fresno, TX

“May God continue to Bless You in your time of bereavement, God is too just to be unjust and too wise to make a mistake. Continued Blessings,...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Williams - Houston, TX

“Offering you my sincere condolences. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. ”
38 of 100+ | Posted by: REV. Keith A. Jones - Houston, TX

“I wish to send my sincere sorry to the Family of Kenneth Brown. Rubye Sampson of Mt.Zion Baptist Church ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Rubye W. Sampson - Del Valle, TX

“To the family of Kenneth Brown, may GOD give you comfort during these times. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Eric Manor - Menifee, CA

41 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie Rivers - TX

“Jocelyn,Thomas may god be with you during this time of sorrow.I no that all of you were very close and that man up stairs only calls the best home...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Hill - Austin, TX

“Brother Brown will be sorely missed and I learned alot from him under his direction of the South Post Oak & Fountain of Praise Choirs. ”
43 of 100+ | Posted by: CYNTHIA R. PHILLIPS - HOUSTON, TX

“To the family of Kenneth Brown, God never makes a mistake. Just remember it's not the begining date of September 2, 1960 neither is it the ending...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Annie Johnson - San Antonio, TX

“To Kenneth's family and loved ones, our prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I will always hold dear to me Kenneth's kindness, his...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Madison - Rancho Mirage, CA

“Thank You For The Love,Joy and Warmth you brough to New Faith Choir ”
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Hallie Williams - Missouri City, TX

“Brother Kenneth was real and he always had a kind word to say. I am going to miss him. To the family our prayers are with you! God bless you. ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Minister Trena Carter-Wells - TX

“Kenneth L. Brown was one of the most compassionate and down-to-earth Ministers of Music I had ever met. I remember when I first branched out and...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: W. Trey Davis - Houston, TX

“To Joycelyn, Thomas and other family members, Stay strong in the Lord & may the Peace of God be with you all for Kenneth will truly be missed....Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Carla Seay - Alpharetta, GA

“What a great man of God! I had the priviledge to serve under his leadership in Music Ministry at The Fountain of Praise. I remember him telling me "...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Wright - Pearland, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. KB will truly be missed. Family...keep looking up for strength. ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Wright/TFOP - Houston, TX

“Kenneth....such a "SWEET-HEART" and bundle of joy that I loved dearly. He always brought the "sun-shine" with that warm big smile whenever he came...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Priscilla Corner - Houston, TX

“Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate a beautiful life dedicated to God. Collette and Marcus sends their condolences and...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Pastor and Sister H. Ed Calahan - TX

“To my little brother Kenneth. It is very hard to find words to express how much we are going to miss you. We will always remember the closeness that...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Carl Washington - Austin, TX

“What a legacy we have for ever. As one would stike the keys of harmony You will be remembered in my memory. We love you Kenneth. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Alfred Johnson - Austin, TX

“Jocelyn,Thomas and the entire family, our prayers and condolences goes out to you. Kenneth will truly be missed. Our prayers are with you always. ...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Darlene McClintock - Austin, TX

“Kenneth was truly a bright and shining star. He had a way of making you feel so special and to know Kenneth was to love him. We go back a long way...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Debra Westcarth - Austin, TX

“Jocelyn it seems as thought we are sisters and I praise God for that closeness. God send people our way for many reasons. I loved Kenneth,as my...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Minister Linda Roberts-Williams - MO

“I've known Kenneth all of my life. I especially remember sitting together and laughing on the school bus to and from Anderson HIgh. We lived in the...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia M. Williams - Austin, TX

“Jocelyn, Thomas and family, my deepest condolences and my prayers for you all. I will always cherish fond memories of Kenneth's smiling face and his...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Jackson - Duncanville, TX

“With my deepest Sympathy. Sharing your sorrow in the loss of one so dear, and sending deepest sympathy. "God is our refuge and strength,...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Josephine Crutcher - Austin, TX

“My prayers are with the family and close friends during this very difficult time. Austin has lost an musical icon and one of the warmest individuals...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Parker - Pflugerville

“With my deepest Sympathy. Sharing your sorrow in the loss of one so dear, and sending deepest sympathy. "God is our refuge and strength,...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Josephine Crutcher - Austin, TX

“Not, How Did He Die, But How Did He Live? Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Duran Ridge-Mouton - Venice Beach, CA

“It is not easy to find the words to express how much I will miss you Kenneth. I remember looking up to you as a young child, fondly admiring your...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Cameron Davis - Houston, TX

“Just wanted to say to the family of Kenneth that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God does not make mistakes. If you want to see Kenneth again...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Billie & Rev. Betty Keller - CA

“There are no words to describe how sadden I was to hear this sorrowful news. Kenneth was a wonderful, bubbly, God filled musician and young man. He...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara (Bayson) Jenkins - TX

“Minister Kenneth Brown, was an awesome Man of God. He will be truly missed. He had a love for God and was always ready to minister to God's people. ...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimberly White - Houston, TX

“To the daughter, granddaughter and sister Joyce. I will always have wonderful memories of growing up in Austin ,singing with Kenneth. Words cannot...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Ray Byrd - Desoto, TX

“I will truly miss Kenneth and his great big smile and fun spirit.He was an awesome organist and we both loved good ole traditional gospel music. My...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Carolyn Moreland - houston, TX

“My sincere condolences goes out to your family; I do pray that God will stand beside you and strenghten you and your family during this time. ...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Minister Chinita Hudson-Newman - LA

“Kenneth, who I affectionately knew as Uncle Ken, was very encouraging to me. He was the one that encouraged me to learn one hymn and then began to...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Toni Harris - Houston, TX

“A great man of God that will be missed by all. ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: George Anderson - Houston, TX

“My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. I loved to here Kenneth play and we shared some good times in workshops togather. He and Kathy...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Pastor Valetta Shaw - TX

“The Perry family mourns with the Brown family. We are so sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. Marcella, Francesca, Caiden and I just saw and...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Minister Paul & Marcella Perry - TX

“we are praying for the austin community we have suffered a greatloss God is still in control ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: carolyn carter - austin, TX

“To the Brown Family - May God give you comfort and peace during your time of such a great loss. Brother Kenneth had such a beautiful spirit and he...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Jamie Cook - Del Valle, TX

“My sincere prayers are with the Brown family. Kenneth & I were classmates. I have so many fun memories of our younger years. Kenneth will always be...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Theresa Thompson-Bee - TX

“Britnae you and the family are in my prayers.He was my uncle in my eyes,because of the closeness with our families. I love you, remember this;look to...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Torma - Houston, TX

“We shared many laughs as our dry sense of humor tickled. Kenneth always had a Word or two to lift my spirits and he gave plenty of encouragement to...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: ViCynthia - Austin, TX

“We will miss you Kenneth Brown but jesus is the one to run to when our live are in pain and grief;so family ken had done is job so let keep up what...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Glenda wilson - Fresno, TX

“I will never forget the love you showed us at New Faith Church. You were a blessing to us and I will miss your sense of humor and big laugh. Take...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Mazella Boulden - Missouri City, TX

“We are truly grateful for the time that GOD allowed us to be blessed by the musical gifts of Minister Kenneth Brown. Family, just remember that GOD...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Eric and Angela Parker - Fresno, TX

“Mary and Martha (aka Linda D. and Kathryn Stone) send their love to the little cousin,love that he may feel on the other side as it was given on this...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda D. Clark - Austin, TX

“Our prayers are humbly submitted before God to comfort the hearts of the family and all of those who have been touched by this GREAT MAN OF GOD! We...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Kendrick and Keosha Lyons - TX

“You will be loved and missed. ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniella Smith - austin, TX

“Family, we are so truly sorry to hear of Kenneth's death. He was a beautiful person whose passing will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Dennis & Marci James - VA

“I have such fond and wonderful memories of my brother Kenneth Brown. What an awesome Man of God and good friend. I can recall some great...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Melanie Mitchell - Houston, TX

“May God keep your soul rest in peace my friend.To the Brown family God always takes the best. ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert L Duke jr - Austin, TX

“Cuz, While you were here,you played the music and sung the songs. You used your GOD GIVEN talents to the fullest. Now you must continue your journey...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara j Shaw - Baghdad

91 of 100+ | Posted by: H.C. WASHINGTON - AUSTIN, TX

92 of 100+ | Posted by: GAYLE R COMER - AUSTIN, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Frank & Juliette Washington - TX

“I remeber you from a very little girl when you was working at South Post Oak Baptist Church in Houston. Every week we had choir rehersal for tiny...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Brittaney Boyd - Houston, TX

“Rest in Peace Kenneth.. ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Carlette Spivey - Austin, TX

“My thoughts and prays go out to the Brown family. Britne hold your head up and look to the heals from whence cometh all your help and know that it...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Vanessa Daniels

“To Kenneth's entire family (and we know that is everyone who loved him) may GOD continue to keep us close to Him. We will indeed miss that kodak...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Denita Thompson - Austin, TX

“To the Brown Family. We were Neighbors for Years. I feel like part of the Family. May God Grant You His Grace, Mercy and Peace at this time. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Frank E. Rucker - Lake charles, LA

“I just want to say he is in a better place with my Savior. Lov, Rev.Tom ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Keith and Jennifer Tom - TX

“Kenneth was my friend. We will miss him forever. He was humble, respectful,truthful, spiritual and wise. God Bless You and Yours, Tony, Cheryl &...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Bibbs-Terry - Austin, TX

HIS BEGINNING Kenneth LaRue Brown was born on September 2, 1960 to the parentage of Thomas LaRue Brown and Mable Marie Limuel Brown in Austin, Texas. Both preceded him in death. Kenneth was the youngest of three children and was educated in Austin public schools. He was a graduate of L.C. Anderson High School. HIS CALLING & EARLY LIFE Kenneth received Christ at an early age. In the mid 60's, his family united with the Ulit Avenue Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. O. S. Davis. The Brown family lived across the street from the church and young Kenneth would climb through the window of the church and bang on the piano. Even then, "little" Kenneth knew the gifts that God had bestowed upon him. His family church realized this, as well. He was encouraged to hone his gifts and began playing for the youth and other auxiliaries in the church. Kenneth's gift grew extremely and he began to write music and direct. It was then as a teenager, Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church hired him as a musician, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. N.W. Bacon. Kenneth worked with the N.W. Bacon Singers and was very instrumental in the musicianship at the church. During this time Kenneth met and married Bridgette Watts and through this union a beautiful daughter was birthed, Britne LaRue Brown. As a young man Kenneth was very active in the Gospel Music community. He played an active and integral role with the Children of Faith, Austin City Wide Mass Choir, Claudia Williams and the Voices of Christ, Austin All-City Wide Male Chorus, just to name a few. It was with the Voices of Christ, Kenneth debuted his skills as a musician and songwriter on their first recording. The 1984 album entitled "Some Glad Morning" featured Kenneth on keys and organ on which he also wrote the title track. The Lord led Kenneth to start his own community choir (Resurrection Community Choir, affectionately known as Resurrection) in the fall of 1985. December of 1985, Kenneth Brown and the Resurrection Community Choir held its first concert to a capacity filled church and all who attended were blessed indeed. Their vocal skills and talents blended with their anointed worship garnered them several local and state awards and also afforded Resurrection to sing throughout the region sharing the stage with great Gospel legends. Kenneth and Resurrection released their debut album entitled "He's Coming Back Again" in January 1990 during their 4th anniversary service. Also while in Austin, Kenneth served as a musician of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, under the pastoral leadership of Dr. G.V. Clark and Antioch Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. W. R. Jasper. HIS MOVE The Lord moved Kenneth to Houston, Texas. During his tenure in Houston, Kenneth was blessed to work with New Faith Baptist Church, South Post Oak Baptist Church (Fountain of Praise), and Kainos Community Church. Kenneth became a true "Choirmaster". For many of these music ministries Kenneth established the foundation for which they are now built. He knew how to have "CHURCH" and let the Lord have His way. During this time, Kenneth married Gospel recording artist Kathy Taylor. HIS TRANSITION Kenneth moved back home to Austin and united with the Rosewood Avenue Baptist Church where he was appointed the Minister of Music, pastored by Rev. Coby Shorter III. Anointed with his God-given talents, enriched expertise and strong leadership traits, Rosewood Baptist Church music ministry was strengthen not only in numbers, but musically and spiritually grew to become a great ministry. Additionally, Kenneth also worked with Dr. Ruth Sauls and the St. John Regular Baptist Association. Kenneth definitely embraced and embodied the very essence of "Community" by always extending himself and ministry wherever needed and asked of. Having a heart for his ministry, music and the people of God, in 2008, Kenneth brought forth another vision that brought several Austin church choirs together to form "The Good Friday" choir; an annual Good Friday worship service whereby many looked forward to participating and being under the directorship of Kenneth Brown. HIS HOMEGOING God called Kenneth home on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. He leaves to cherish: his loving daughter Britne LaRue Brown, his granddaughter, Starylnn Renee McKinney, his brother Thomas E. Brown (Alice) his sister Jocelyn M. Taylor, his nephews, Kurie Brown, Victor Brown, David McIntosh, Clarence McIntosh, Terrence McIntosh, Johnathan Brown, Mark Taylor, Jr., and his niece, Jennifer Taylor all from Austin. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a host of relatives, friends, church members and musician friends. Many sentiments are expressed and summarized as follows: "There are people in our lives whose generosity, kind heartedness and genuineness leave an everlasting imprint on your heart. Kenneth was such a person. He touched so many of our lives with his love of music, as a tailor, as a brother, father, mentor, relative and friend." Kenneth LaRue Brown leaves an amazing musical legacy without equal, but what will be greatly missed are Kenneth's kind and giving spirit, loving heart, compassion for people, great sense of humor, and a personality that will forever dwell in the hearts of many.

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