Mr. James "Peter" Brown, 79, formerly of Douglas Ave. in Anderson, SC, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Hartwell, GA.
He was a man of many names; some called him James, Jimmy, Jim Brown or J.B. Those closest to him simply called him Peter or Peter Brown. Regardless of the name choice, there is one thing that can never be denied: James “Peter” Brown was greatly loved by many.
James “Peter” Brown entered the world on October 28, 1938, in Manhattan, NY. He lived most of childhood in New York and on the Southside of Anderson, SC on Douglas Avenue, with his Grandparents. He graduated from Westside High School in 1959. Peter continued his education at Allen University in Columbia, SC. Thereafter, he joined the military where he earned several awards and accolades for his musical talents. His passion for music grew tremendously; he became a great drummer touring around the world playing with groups like the Isley Brothers, The Commodores, Gladys Knight and Lionel Richie to name a few. He loved life and his music until the day God called him home. He truly loved his drums!
With a warm loving and great spirit, Peter was an only child of Irene Denmark. As a young man, he loved the Lord and attended Bethel AME in Anderson, SC. Unknown to many, he became an ordained minister later in life. In the 90's, Peter made Atlanta, GA his home where he worked retail at Saks Fifth Avenue and Ralph Lauren. He not only sold fine clothing, he also wore them. If you see a handsome dapper gentleman walking around heaven dressed to the nines, it will be Peter Brown in one of his signature outfits. He enjoyed his customers and his work very much until he became ill. The last years of his life were spent at Hart Care Center in Hartwell, GA.
In addition to his grandparents, Marie and Buddy Mathis, he is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Denmark. Left to forever cherish is memory are: son, Martin (Robina McEwen) Brown Lee, New York, NY; a daughter, Porscha Martin of Anderson, SC, and a cousin, Janice McCarter of Chicago, IL .The challenge to live a fruitful life is now passed on to his grandchildren, KaLaysha, LaNaijla and JaMiah Posley of Anderson, SC and Victoria Lee of New York, and a host of other relatives and friends who will forever cherish the sweet memories of Peter Brown.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Ollie Robinson Brown Memorial Chapel of Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home.
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In Loving Memory Video Tribute of Mr. James "Peter" Brown