Keisha Y. Brown

BROWN, KEISHA Y.; age 42; of Mt. Pleasant; passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home. Funeral Services for Keisha will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Loren Kalinowski and Bishop Travis Hall officiating. Interment will take place in Morgan City Cemetery, Morgan City, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at Faith Community Church on Monday, April 14, from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 15, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Service. Memorial donations may be made to Angel Wings, 915 S. Deer Run, Mt. Pleasant. Envelopes will be available at the churches during services and at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Keisha was born on March 3, 1972, the daughter of Johnny Mac and Mamie Lou (Skinner) Johnson, Sr. She obtained her Master’s Degree in social work from Tulane University in New Orleans. Keisha married Damon Brown on May 24, 2003, in New Orleans. Keisha was head coach for the Alma College women’s basketball program and head coach for the Scots for five years. From 2009-2014 she served as the principal and athletic director at Sacred Heart Academy and coached the Sacred Heart Academy boys basketball team from 2003-2009, leading the Irish to several conference and district titles, regional crowns, and runner-up showing in the 2006 Class D State Championship game. She had previously been employed by Gratiot County Mental Health. Keisha was a member of Faith Community Church. She enjoyed coaching basketball. She created the Angel Wings Fund after being diagnosed with breast cancer which sets up college scholarships for children who have lost a parent to cancer. Keisha loved spending time with her family and friends and the Mt. Pleasant sisterhood. Keisha is survived by her husband Damon Brown and her daughter Angel, both of Mt. Pleasant; mother Mamie Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; father-in-law Paul Brown of Youngstown, OH, and brothers Johnnie (Chika) Johnson, Jr. of Morgan City, LA, Troy Madise of Morgan City, and Trent Madise of New Iberia, LA; her sisters Sonya (Dwayne) Celestin of Houma, LA, and Angela (Carl) Young of Morgan City, LA; two god-daughters Keshaun Johnson and Taylor Davis, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Johnny Johnson, Sr., mother-in-law Anne Brown, grandparents and two aunts and two uncles. You may view Keisha’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at

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Clark Family Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service
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Published in The Morning Sun on Apr. 12, 2014