Ivory Brown
1934 - 2017
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Ivory "Ike" Brown was born on June 12, 1934 in Clarendon, AK. to the late Odie and Annie Brown.He was a member of St. Timothy Community Church. Ike became well known and received many trophies and awards as "Coach Brown" at West Side High School. Among these accolades were: Winning 8 Sectional Championships, 1 Semi-State Championship and 10 Holiday Tournaments. Ike was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Veodis, Thomas, Odie, Willie, Charles and Henry; two sisters Blossie and Thelma. Ike leaves to cherish his memories one daughter Sona (Albert) Eggleston of Powell, OH; two sons Briean (Mary) Brown of Michigan City, IN and Ikeem Brown of Gary; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister Geraldine Pointer; two sisters-in-law Cordia Brown and Venetia Brown all of Gary, IN. Ike departed this life March 15, 2017. Visitation will be Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Family hour from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Home Going Celebration to immediately follow. Both services held at St. Timothy Community Church 1600 West 25th Avenue.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Mar. 19, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAR
22
Visitation
09:00 - 03:00 PM
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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28 entries
April 5, 2017
Mr. Brown was the epiphany of being quick to hear & slow to speak. A man of control because he was power under control. He was a man that imparted wisdom & mental strength into those that he came into contact with. I honored his kindness, honesty, & fairness even in tough situations.

He was a man of integrity & excellence as he put in great thought/effort in ALL that he did. I am proud that this is the leniage of my children.

I'm also heavy in my heart to know that I'll never be able to have another conversation with Coach Brown ever again. A gift removed from among us.

Condolences to All of the Brown Family.
Special condolences to Briean, Akeem, & Sona!
Javea & Jamoni Brown
April 5, 2017
Mr. Brown was the epiphany of being quick to hear & slow to speakers. A man of control because he was power under control. He was a man that imparted wisdom & mental strength into those that he came into contact with. I honored his kindness, honesty, & fairness even in tough situations.

He was a man of integrity & excellence as he put in great thought/effort in ALL that he did. I am proud that this is the leniage of my children.

I'm also heavy in my heart to know that I'll never be able to have another conversation with Coach Brown ever again. A gift removed from among us.

Condolences to All of the Brown Family.
Special condolences to Briean, Akeem, & Sona!
Miss Burton
March 30, 2017
My condolences to you and your entire family.
Angela Barefield-Ross
March 26, 2017
My father played under Coach Brown and he absolutely adored him. It is my prayer that my dad, the late James R. McDonald, was standing at the gate to meet the man who he loved so much. Rest in Love Coach.
M. Starr McDonald
Acquaintance
March 23, 2017
To Coach Brown 's familly joy comes in the morning; so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Rest in peace "Ike" and may the Lord now say well done good and faithful servant.
Glindia McClatchey
March 23, 2017
To the family.May he rest in peace.
marlon courtney
March 23, 2017
To the family,

Coach is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. Coach Brown was one of my gym coaches at Drew School back in the 60's and if we performed something "above the bar" he'd say, "I'm giving you an A for that" and that motivated us to do even better. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time. Back in the days...
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
March 22, 2017
GOOD MEMORIES AND ONE OF THE COOLEST COACHES. CONDOLENCES FROM THE ROBINSON FAMILY.
RONNEY ROBINSON
March 22, 2017
Praying for the family of Coach Brown! Rest In Peace.

God Bless
Aisha c/o "00"
Aisha
March 22, 2017
To a phenomenal coach that will be missed I loved the rivalries of west side and Roosevelt or coach Ike and coach Ron Heflin my deepest condolences go out to your families Rest In Peace my brother
Brady Bryant
March 22, 2017
My sincere prayers and condolences to the entire family of Ivory Brown. With God, there is joy on the other side of every challenge. I pray His memories and good works bring solace. "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love" (Heb. 6:10)
Darlene Liddell-Smith
March 22, 2017
May He Make His Tent on the Banks of the River Jordan While Awaiting the Clarion Call for that Great Gettin' Up Morn!
Harriett Washington Panther '74
March 22, 2017
To the Brown Family may God give you comfront during this time. Andre L. Kelly
Coach Brown will be missed.
Andre Kelly
March 21, 2017
Rest in peace Coach Brown, you were one of my favorite's. God Bless and Keep the Family!!!!

Brenda Viverette-Anthony...class of 1984
March 21, 2017
May you Rest In Peace, Coach Brown. Not only were you a great coach, but also a wonderful human being. You were the only one who called me "Nette" who was not a member of my family. Thanks for taking us to "State" in '72. You and "Miss Z" taught me how to be victorious even in defeat. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
Annette Bland Davenport
March 21, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
March 21, 2017
My prayers are with you all! Be strong Cousin Brieon, I LOVE YOU and I am only a phone call away. REST IN HEAVEN MY DEAR UNCLE IKE! I know you and my Daddy wii be watching over us!
Vanessa Henry
March 20, 2017
To the Brown Family.



I send our condolences to you all


From Margaret Winters Family

Charlotte,Dennis,Harriett,Cookie
March 20, 2017
oscar Johnson
March 20, 2017
Mr. Brown was my favorite teacher at Drew Elementary school. He will truly be missed and condolences to the family.
Sharon White
March 20, 2017
May God grant comfort to the entire family. I remember Coach Brown when I attended Charles R. Drew school.
Cheryl McDowell-Downs
March 20, 2017
Best coach Westside high school ever had you were the best R.I.P Coach Brown
Mrs Dee Ellison
March 19, 2017
Prayers and condolences to the family of Coach Brown. His legacy will live on.
Frances Bridges- Resto ( Class of WSH 74)
March 19, 2017
RIH Coach Brown. To the family we are praying for you all.
CHARLES ROOKS SR.
March 19, 2017
rest in peace coach brown you will be missed
gwendolyn turner west
March 19, 2017
Coach Brown!!! Wouldn't have made it through Frehman year PE without you! True LEGEND!

Michelle (Williams) Robinson c/o 98 #statgirl
March 19, 2017
R.I.P.
Reginald Jennings
March 19, 2017
Hats off to "Coach Brown" a West side High legend. We are grateful for his contribution to us and our community. May God grant him eternal rest and peace from his labors. God bless his family especially during their beareavement.
Min. Carl Gary
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