Michael Aden Brown
May 30, 1951 -
September 6, 2020

Visitation

September 9, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

September 10, 2020
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Michael Aden Brown, age 69, of Petersburg, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Green officiating. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Mike was born on May 30, 1951 in Memphis, TN to the late George Ameil, Sr. and Louise Ferrell Brown. He earned his bachelors degree in Agriculture Science from Middle Tennessee State University. Mr. Brown was a Live Production Manager for Tyson Foods for 28 years and owner of Cars Ink. Mike enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and growing chickens. He was the 2019 Herdsman of the Year with Tennessee Simmental Association. Mr. Brown served 12 years as a Lincoln County Commissioner. Mike was a founding father of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at MTSU, and a member of the Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Brown passed away on September 6, 2020 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dana McGee Brown; son, Ben (Shelby) Brown of Petersburg; daughter, Karen (Clay) Elmore of College Grove, TN; grandchildren, Aden, Avery, and Emmett Brown, and Emily Louise Elmore; sister, Connie Campbell of Buena Vista, VA; and a brother, Johnny Brown of Memphis, TN. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brothers, George A. Brown, Jr. and James Arthur Brown, and sister, Emily Satterfield.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611, in honor of Dr. Robert Miller, Pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Michael Aden Brown.

Video Services

25 Comments

  1. Diane Knowles

    Dana,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and comfort you all.
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  2. Carrie Taylor

    Dana, Ben (Aden, Avery), and Karen,
    We just wanted to send our love and condolences to you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers this week. We always enjoyed Big Daddy’s company.
    Love,
    Adam, Carrie, Garrett and Weston Taylor

    Reply
  3. Judy Carter

    Dana & family,
    Sending my love and prayers to you all as you go through the next days. I will always remember Big Daddy with a great smile on his face and his laugh. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather & friend. I have many fond memories of him. Love you. Judy

    Reply
  4. Tina Sanders

    Dana and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love you, Tina

    Reply
  5. Jackie Carmichael

    Dana and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a loved one is not easy, but I know with the help of the Lord you will find that each day gets a little better than the day before. Keep trusting in God. He will comfort you. I am praying for you and your family. I love you!

    Reply
  6. Todd Gaskill

    Dana, Ben, Karen, and family
    So saddened to hear of your loss. I know Mike has struggled and he is now in a place with no pain…but we still have a hard time letting go. Mary Ann and I are praying that your emptiness will be filled with God’s love and grace and the happy memories you were blessed to share with Mike.

    Reply
  7. Kelly & Sandy Stevenson

    Dana and Family. So sorry for your loss. Mike was an friend from M.T.S.U. Prayers for you and Family

    Reply
  8. Betty Lawrence

    Dana,
    So sorry for your loss. Pray for God to give you and your family comfort.

    Reply
  9. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Dana & family, Mike was a friend to so many that thought so much of him. I worked many years at the fair grounds with him and he always had a smile on his face. May God provide comfort and peace during this sad time.

    Reply
  10. Donnie Smith

    Mike was my very first boss and man was he a great one! His coaching and leadership have had a lifelong impact on me. He was always there for me when I needed him and he always had my back. I am forever grateful for his investment in me. Terry and I pray God’s comfort for the family during this time.

    Reply
  11. Linda Adhby

    Dana, we are so sorry for your loss . May you feel Gods strength and comfort during this sad time.
    Sincerely Linda and Bob Ashby

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dana and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Mike’s death. I enjoyed working with him as a County Commissioner for a number of years. He was always so polite and kind. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply
  13. Larry Nunley

    We worked with Mike Brown for around 28 years through snow storms, ice storms, truck strikes and truck wrecks. Mike was always there when called. He was the best live haul manager Tyson Foods at Shelbyville ever had or will have. RIP Mike. Larry R and Kathy Nunley (Nunley Poultry)

    Reply
  14. Kevin and Lisa Sisk

    What an amazing beautiful legacy He leaves ! Wrapping this precious family in much love. May you find comfort from God , friends and family . Love yal !

    Reply
  15. Mark Harmon

    I will always have the best memories of Mike. He was a mentor and friend. He helped many individuals personally and professionally. I pray now for his family and his eternal peace.

    Reply
  16. Hattie Bishop

    So sorry to hear of your brothers death .Will be praying for u and family. Love u

    Reply
  17. Dot Harris

    Dana,Ben,Karen,
    So sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Love to all of you,
    Dot Harris

    Reply
  18. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Dana and Family,
    We are so very saddened to hear this. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  19. Tom Connor

    Our deepest sympathy. Too young.

    Reply
  20. Darrin, Nan, Jessica, Andrew and Karla Simms

    He was a mentor, a good Friend and full of some much knowledge, He and his family has been good to mine, he will be so greatly missed, Love,Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Brown family.

    Reply
  21. Evelyn and Troy

    Our thoughts are with you and your family, Dana. Sending our comfort and love in prayer.

    Reply
  22. Daniel Dickey

    I knew Mike from our days at MTSU. He was such a pleasant person to be around.
    Dan Dickey

    Reply
  23. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Dana and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort and peace during this time. Hold your precious memories close.
    Love to you!
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  24. Rachel Storey

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  25. Al Hammons

    I’ve known Mike since he was 12 years old. I worked with him many days on his mother’s farm. In his latter days I knew him and he always with a smile on his face. My prayers are for his loved ones.

    Reply

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Memories

25 Comments

  1. Diane Knowles

    Dana,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and comfort you all.
    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  2. Carrie Taylor

    Dana, Ben (Aden, Avery), and Karen,
    We just wanted to send our love and condolences to you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers this week. We always enjoyed Big Daddy’s company.
    Love,
    Adam, Carrie, Garrett and Weston Taylor

    Reply
  3. Judy Carter

    Dana & family,
    Sending my love and prayers to you all as you go through the next days. I will always remember Big Daddy with a great smile on his face and his laugh. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather & friend. I have many fond memories of him. Love you. Judy

    Reply
  4. Tina Sanders

    Dana and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love you, Tina

    Reply
  5. Jackie Carmichael

    Dana and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a loved one is not easy, but I know with the help of the Lord you will find that each day gets a little better than the day before. Keep trusting in God. He will comfort you. I am praying for you and your family. I love you!

    Reply
  6. Todd Gaskill

    Dana, Ben, Karen, and family
    So saddened to hear of your loss. I know Mike has struggled and he is now in a place with no pain…but we still have a hard time letting go. Mary Ann and I are praying that your emptiness will be filled with God’s love and grace and the happy memories you were blessed to share with Mike.

    Reply
  7. Kelly & Sandy Stevenson

    Dana and Family. So sorry for your loss. Mike was an friend from M.T.S.U. Prayers for you and Family

    Reply
  8. Betty Lawrence

    Dana,
    So sorry for your loss. Pray for God to give you and your family comfort.

    Reply
  9. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Dana & family, Mike was a friend to so many that thought so much of him. I worked many years at the fair grounds with him and he always had a smile on his face. May God provide comfort and peace during this sad time.

    Reply
  10. Donnie Smith

    Mike was my very first boss and man was he a great one! His coaching and leadership have had a lifelong impact on me. He was always there for me when I needed him and he always had my back. I am forever grateful for his investment in me. Terry and I pray God’s comfort for the family during this time.

    Reply
  11. Linda Adhby

    Dana, we are so sorry for your loss . May you feel Gods strength and comfort during this sad time.
    Sincerely Linda and Bob Ashby

    Reply
  12. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dana and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Mike’s death. I enjoyed working with him as a County Commissioner for a number of years. He was always so polite and kind. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply
  13. Larry Nunley

    We worked with Mike Brown for around 28 years through snow storms, ice storms, truck strikes and truck wrecks. Mike was always there when called. He was the best live haul manager Tyson Foods at Shelbyville ever had or will have. RIP Mike. Larry R and Kathy Nunley (Nunley Poultry)

    Reply
  14. Kevin and Lisa Sisk

    What an amazing beautiful legacy He leaves ! Wrapping this precious family in much love. May you find comfort from God , friends and family . Love yal !

    Reply
  15. Mark Harmon

    I will always have the best memories of Mike. He was a mentor and friend. He helped many individuals personally and professionally. I pray now for his family and his eternal peace.

    Reply
  16. Hattie Bishop

    So sorry to hear of your brothers death .Will be praying for u and family. Love u

    Reply
  17. Dot Harris

    Dana,Ben,Karen,
    So sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Love to all of you,
    Dot Harris

    Reply
  18. Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Dana and Family,
    We are so very saddened to hear this. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Terry and Jerry McGehee

    Reply
  19. Tom Connor

    Our deepest sympathy. Too young.

    Reply
  20. Darrin, Nan, Jessica, Andrew and Karla Simms

    He was a mentor, a good Friend and full of some much knowledge, He and his family has been good to mine, he will be so greatly missed, Love,Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Brown family.

    Reply
  21. Evelyn and Troy

    Our thoughts are with you and your family, Dana. Sending our comfort and love in prayer.

    Reply
  22. Daniel Dickey

    I knew Mike from our days at MTSU. He was such a pleasant person to be around.
    Dan Dickey

    Reply
  23. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Dana and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort and peace during this time. Hold your precious memories close.
    Love to you!
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  24. Rachel Storey

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  25. Al Hammons

    I’ve known Mike since he was 12 years old. I worked with him many days on his mother’s farm. In his latter days I knew him and he always with a smile on his face. My prayers are for his loved ones.

    Reply

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