Edward John Brown Sr. came into this life on July 4, 1950. He was the second son born to the late Theodore Brown Sr. and Beatrice Ann Hawkins Brown. An honorable mention to his oldest brother, Theodore Brown Jr, who preceded him in death during the Vietnam War. Brenda Johnson-Brown also preceded him in death.
Eddie, aka “Chalk” was raised throughout several neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh. He was educated within the Pittsburgh Public School Systems and attended the Job Corps following high school.
Eddie then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp as of April 3, 1969. After boot camp, he served the remainder of his tour in Hawaii as a Military Police Officer. He was honored and awarded “The Dress Blues” as he was, the “#1 Sharp Shooter” in his unit. Eddie received an honorable discharge as of March 24, 1971.
Eddie was employed by the City of Pittsburgh where he served as a public servant for many years. He began in the Refuse Department located in the Strip District. He joined the Pittsburgh Police Force where he worked as a Turn-Key and a Guard in City Court. As he climbed the ranks, he became an Undercover Detective on the Narcotics’ Squad. Eddie also appeared on the weekly TV Series “COPS” in the 1980s. He retired from the Police Force and married his loving wife Shirley. They relocated to Lawrenceville Georgia to enjoy his 20 plus years of retirement.
Eddie departed this life in Georgia on January 25, 2021, due to severe injuries he sustained as a result of a horrific car accident. Shirley was also critically injured and is currently in rehabilitation. Eddie fought long and hard. One of the final moments was when Shirley was by his side, holding his hand, as tears were shed between them. Then, our merciful loving Father took his hand and escorted him home, where he was joyfully greeted by numerous family members and friends.
Eddie leaves to mourn: his wife Shirley Brown, four sons: Andre Sr. (Alicia), Theodore III (Carmella), Edward Jr., Don (Erica). Nine grandchildren: Thea, Theodore IV, Eniyah-YA YA, Emoni, Andre Jr., Shannon, Seth, Aaron, and Dawn. Six great-grandchildren: Emma, Theodore Hauviere, Jaquez Lamont, Layla, Elijah, and Khalil. Four brothers: Carl (Linda), Darnell (Vanessa), James Gerard (Carrie), Otis (Toni), Two sisters: Jerri (Larry), Deborah, an incredibly special aunt Louise Tomlin “Aunt Weasie”, Mother-in-law, Ms. Margaret, very dear friend Rebecca Seigel, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Eddie had a heart of gold. He loved oldies, romantic music, and movies. He was a die-hard Steelers fan and was known as one of the sharpest dressers in town. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He wore a smile that could melt your heart. May his soul rest in God's everlasting peace.
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