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Stewart Lawton Brown

April 26, 1938 ~ February 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Stewart Brown Obituary

Stewart L. Brown of Providence passed away on Friday, February 10. Stewart, a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, Parachuchie (Earthquake), born April 26, 1938, in Providence to the late Elizabeth Greenwood and adopted by the late Irene E, (Collins) and Clarence Brown. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University where he majored in taxes. For 35 years he was the proud owner of his own tax business. He earned a Doctor of Divinity from Divinity School in Modesto, CA and was a 13 Degree member of the Rosicrucian Order, a member of The Mayan Order, and the Church of Gospel Ministry, Chthula Vista, CA. After serving 36 years in the military, he retired and worked for the Providence School Department from which he later retired.

Stewart was very active in the community and served as the 1st President of the Rhode Island Indian Council and was Director of the East Side Boy Scout Center. During the development of the City Arts Program in Providence, he managed renovations in transitioning the building from an industrial site to a school.  He was a key principle of the Black Vets Monument at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI. He was a member of the Allen AME Church in Providence  and served as Chaplain of various military organizations, Am Vets, American Legion, VFW, The Elks, including a state officer. He was the First minority chaplain of the Providence Police Department for 2 years and was chaplain for the Roadhawk Motorcycle Club. Stewart was also Military Liaison to the Providence Rescue Mission and was Indian Commissioner to Military EEO and AAP. He was a 50-year member of the Greystone Social Club in North Providence. He loved talking to people, fishing, astrology and palmistry.

Stewart is survived by four sons: Stewart Taylor (Mary Kay), Jeffrey O. (Bea),and Dale (Gabriella) Brown of Rhode Island and Steven R. Brown of Los Angeles, California, seven grandchildren- Savoy, Joshie, Jazzy, Trevor, Nick, Jenni and Loreal Brown, 1 brother Lt. Col Leonard Jefferson (Angela) of Huntsville, Alabama and his favorite niece Toni Weeden. He was predeceased by his brother Steven Brown, 1964, and his stepbrother Everett (Tall Oak) Weeden, 2022.

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February 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Allen AME Church
163 Bellevue Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Funeral Service
February 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Allen AME Church
163 Bellevue Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

February 15, 2023

12:30 PM
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822


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