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Mr. Robert Earl Brown, of Greensboro, NC, known affectionately to some as “Rob”, “Bob” and “Brown” transitioned to his “Heavenly Home” to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 28, 2018. His funeral will be held 12:00PM at St. James Baptist Church, 536 W. Florida Street, Greensboro, NC. Visitation will start at 10:45AM at the church. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.

Robert was born on February 1, 1948 in Elm City, NC to the late William Edward Brown and Lillie Mae Farmer Brown. During his early education, he was a basketball athlete, and as a scholar he graduated with academic honors as class salutatorian at Frederick Douglass High School. Hearing the clarion call to serve his country as a solider, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, was promoted during his tenure to Master Sargent Rank and served his tour of duty faithfully in the Viet Nam War. 

With a sharp focus on Business and Computer Technology he attended Farleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey and was employed at Bell Laboratory/Lucent Technologies. As a lifelong learner, Robert completed additional postgraduate studies at A &T State University in Greensboro, NC. Upon retirement, his unwavering commitment and “Call to Teach and Reach” children in the community, led him to enter the field of education where he successfully retired as an acclaimed Middle School Math Teacher within the Alamance-Burlington School district. Additionally, he was a faithful member of St. James Church until he became caretaker of his wife during her extended illness.

He was preceded in this life by his parents, a brother, a nephew and his wife, Margaret Johnson Brown. His memory will be forever cherished by his daughter, Temiko Nicole Brown, and grand-daughters, Shadesia Brown and Taylor Brown. Keeping his legacy in the hearts of our family are: Albert Brown (Thelma); Margaret Barnes; Joyce Walston (James), Ann Horne (Eddie); Ed Atkinson (Betsy), Larry Gully (Clyde); Percel Ham; the Farmer    Family, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, out-of-town guest, as well as, his friends and colleagues.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


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  • Friday, August 03, 2018
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Friday, August 03, 2018
    May the God who “binds up the broken-hearted” and “comforts all who mourn” sustain your family during this challenging time.-Isaiah 61:1,2. For more encouraging words please go to JW.org
    ~ Lynn
  • Friday, August 03, 2018
    Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passsing of our beloved friend,praying that God will strengthen the family during their time of sorrow today and day's to come. The Jenkins Family
    ~ Carolyn Jenkins Summerlin   Wilson, NC
  • Friday, August 03, 2018
    Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passsing of our beloved friend,praying that God will strengthen the family during their time of sorrow today and day's to come. The Jenkins Family
    ~ Carolyn Jenkins Summerlin   Wilson, NC
  • Monday, August 06, 2018
    A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21:4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    Mr. Brown was a wonderful man and an excellent educator. He touched many lives, and his legacy lives on in those he taught, mentored and supported.
    ~ jane   franklinton, NC
  • Friday, August 10, 2018
    Thank you Mr. Brown for the privilege and the gift of working side-by-side with you for six and a half years at Broadview Middle School. I know that I speak for a multitude of staff members, teachers, students, and administrators when I say that you will remain in our hearts forever. "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness." Matthews 25:21
    ~ Lynda N. Alexander   Burlington, NC
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    What a blessing to have a father and grandfather who lived a long and fulfilling life! Our condolences to the family. May the God of peace comfort you during this time of loss (2 Corinthians 1:2-7).
    ~ Renee
  • Monday, October 08, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez