Leodis Brown was born on March 1, 1952. He was the seventh of nine children to the late Joe Lee Brown, Sr. and Lucy Lewis Brown. Leodis was a native of Pensacola, Florida and resided in New Orleans for the majority of his life. He entered into eternal rest Friday, October 1, 2021. "Beau", as most knew him, is survived by his wife Valencia Tanner-Brown, daughter Blair Brown-Mitchell and grandson Alexander Zeigler. "Lee", as he was affectionately called by his family, leaves to cherish his memory siblings Lena Pearl Waters- Hyde Park, Massachusetts; Clatie M. Tillman(Thomas)-Columbia, South Carolina; Ruby K. Somerville (Gene)- Hyde Park, Massachusetts; Harold L. Brown (Betty) - Mobile, Alabama; Anthony C. Brown, Sr. (Cheryl)- Mobile, Alabama; Cynthia D. Brown-Moore (Raymond) - Stoughton, Massachusetts and aunt Lillie Mae Bolton- Pensacola, Florida. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Gary J. Tanner, Sr,; sister-in-law Ariaine Tanner Morris (Norwood); brother-in-law Gary J. Tanner, Jr. (Audrey) - Voorhees, New Jersey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Katie Lee Brown Williams and brother Joe Lee Brown, Jr. He graduated from Booker T. Washington HS, in Pensacola, Florida and obtained his undergraduate degree from Southern University of Baton Rouge. Beau worked at Shell Oil Co for 33 years,retiring in 2010. He was a Lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Kenner Alum Chapter), Jazz City Corvette Club, International Council of Corvette Clubs, FreeRiders Motorcycle Club-New Orleans Chapter, Titans of Greater New Orleans and Southern University Alumni Association of New Orleans. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Beau's Celebration of Life Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 8181 Lake Forest Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with a celebration of life at 10:00 am. Interment at St. Louis Cemetery #3, 3421 Esplanade Ave. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required. A live stream of the services will be available via www.franklinabc.com
. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Southern University Alumni Association. (New Orleans Chapter) in Leodis "Beau" Brown's name. Services are entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. 3933 Washington Avenue. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14, 2021.