Stephen "Steve" Eugene Brown of Lake Station, IN was born November 7, 1952 in Gary, IN to the late Richard Brown and Ruth Brown nee Melson and passed away at his home on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the age of 60 years. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Station, IN and a retired machinist. Stephen was a member of Sonrise Baptist Church. He loved to bowl, play softball and go hunting. Stephen will be remembered as a true servant of the Lord and was an inspiration to all. Stephen is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharon Brown nee Johnson; 3 children, Jody J. Zeese and wife Lisa of Ormond Beach, FL, Brandon Brown and Meghan Bauer of Portage, IN, Sarah Cole and husband Randall of Merrillville, IN; his harmonica buddy, the light and joy of his life, and grandson Noah Cole; sister, Joan Salim and husband Jalil of Portage, IN; many beloved nieces ,nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ruth Brown; grandparents, mother-in-law and father-in-law; and many aunts and uncles. A funeral service for Stephen will be Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel with Pastor Clemon Chappell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel. Condolences may be left for the family at Local arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service, Port Orange, FL.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 13, 2013