Viewing will be 4-8 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2020, with the family greeting friends from 6-8PM and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 8 AM to 5 PM.
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A celebration of life for Mr. Cecil Brown will be 2 PM Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Bethesda Church, 3101 SW 89th St, Oklahoma City.
Cecil L. Brown was born in Cogar, OK, on June 13, 1933 to Earnest and Ora Brown.
He received his heavenly reward on December 11, 2020. Cecil Brown married Charlene Lancaster on December 21, 1951. They were married for 55 years, until her passing on December 8, 2007. Cecil Brown served in the Army from April 1953 – April 1955. He was stationed at Fort Chaffee, Fort Smith, Arkansas. After the military he became a minister for the Assemblies of God. He evangelized for several years before becoming a pastor. He pastored at Fort Smith Assembly of God, Guthrie Assembly of God, and Comanche Assembly of God. He was the Senior Pastor at Southwest/Abundant Life in OKC for over 25 years. He was honored in 2008 for 50 years as an Assembly of God minister. Our Pastor Brown could be described as a “Prince among men.” He walked with class, his shoulders straight, no matter how he felt, or the situation. He greeted everyone with a smile and a handshake, or until recently, a fist bump. He has sat through many a surgery for family and church members and made a million, maybe more, hospital visits during his lifetime. We do not know how many children he dedicated, how many people he baptized, how many weddings he performed, or how many funerals he preached. He was a man of character – someone who was the same at church, as he was outside of church. He has made a mark on so many lives, his legacy lives on.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents, Earnest and Ora Brown,
Brother, Marvin Brown,
Wife, Charlene Brown.
Cecil is survived by his:
Sisters, Juanita Goff, Valdene Clay, and husband Leo;
Sisters-in-law, Lorene Harpole, Connie Tribble and husband John;
Brother-in-law, Johnny Lancaster, and wife Judy;
Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.