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BROWN, Ron Celebration of Life for Mr. Ron Brown will be held Saturday, November 26, 2017, 11AM at Hillside Chapel Int'l, 2450 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, Ga. Interment Westview Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 6:30 this EVENING at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 3646 Hogan Rd SW Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Brown began his teaching career in 1970 at Alfred Blalock Elementary School. Ron completed his Masters in Physical Education from Georgia State University in 1975. He taught health and physical education at Sylvan Hills High School. He also coached basketball, football, soccer, and track; he was named athletic director during his tenure. When Sylvan Hills High became Sylvan Hills Middle in 1987, Ron went on to Benjamin E. Mays High School where he taught health and physical education and also coached football and basketball. In December 1988, he was asked to report to D.M. Therrell High School as Assistant Principal after the holiday break. He graciously accepted and continued to serve in this capacity until 1990, when he returned to Benjamin E. Mays High School as Assistant Principal. Ron was named Principal in 1993. He retired from the Atlanta Public School system in December 2002. Ron's memories will be cherished by his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline Taylor Brown, three daughters, Cicely, Christye (Morlan), and Cangela (Delwyn); four grandchildren, Kori, Chaise & Connor, and Myles; and a host of other relatives, beloved former students, colleagues, fraternity brothers, and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to The Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Brain Health Center 12 Executive Park Drive, Suite 268 Atlanta, GA 30329. GUS THORNHILL'S FUNERAL HOME, 404-768-2993.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2017
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