Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Tribute to my Uncle Carson Brown



It is with a heavy heart that I say these words....my uncle Carson passed away at the age of 73.  He battled Alzheimer’s at least 7 years, which was painful to watch.



my wedding 1985
He was my spiritual father and pastor most of my life.  He married us, was at the birth of my children, baptized them and was at all our birthday parties.....in other words, he and my aunt Sue were there in all the phases of my life.


Carson and Sue 2009

He was born with a club foot that couldn’t be repaired til he was 13 years old.  He was dyslexic so he could not read anything except the Bible.  He didn’t let those limitations slow him down though!



my aunt showed him a pic of what
she liked, so he made her one....
a spinning wheel!

He was preaching his idea of Heaven would be plowing (later I told him it was not my idea of Heaven:)).  He said to plow fields as far as you could see and maybe even an air conditioned tractor!  That would be Heaven!


As we remember him, I know what was important to my uncle Carson,  it was his family and 40 years of ministry.  He sure lived what he preached. 

He left this world a better place from the life he lived here!  He will be sorely missed!



21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...
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DUTA said...

My deepest condolences on the loss of your uncle! Judging by his picture and your moving words he was a kind person. Too young to have Alzeihmer,too young to die, but we're all in God's hands and HE decides our Fate.
May your departed uncle rest in peace! May God strengthen the family at this time of grief!

Kim Standard said...

I'm sorry that you had to say an earthly good-bye to this special man.I am very sure, from what you say, that he is have a grand time in Heaven and waiting for the rest of his loved ones to join him there.

Ruth Heibert
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Kim Standard said...

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I am so very sorry. He sounds like a gentle and brilliant man. Your tribute to him will not be forgotten.

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I accidentally deleted this comment also. I need to wear my glasses cause you can see how close delete is by the publish line....k

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. He sounds a fine man, who enriched the lives of everyone who knew him.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a treasure this man has been in your life, Kim. How blessed you are to have had his influence in your life for so long and in such powerful ways. And, thanks to his role as your spiritual father, you have the confidence that you'll see him again one day. In the meantime, though, his absence will be sorely felt. You have my deepest sympathy.

Chatty Crone said...

It is always hard to lose someone we love so much. I am so sorry. Sandie♥

Sandra said...

this post is a beautiful tribute to him and his love for you and your family. Alzheimer's is such an awful disease, stealing the person away before the body goes. My condolences on your loss.

Unknown said...

Very well said Kim,your words were so touching,sincere. We are sorry for your loss and praying for the whole family. But we know Preacher Brown is in a better place. Love ya'll.

Alma said...

These are precious words. I know they were like your second set of parents.
I love you all, and I'm praying for my family.

Small Kucing said...

My condolences to you and the family.

How did you get back Ginny's comments to copy and paste it here again. I accidentally deleted comments before and could not retrieve them. I wish blogspot would not put the word "publish " and "delete" next to each other. If accidentally click "spam" at least we can still retrieve it.

Kim Standard said...

I copied and paste from the email that notifies me that I have a comment.....that’s all I know to do???

Pam Jackson said...

Sorry about your uncle. It is always hard losing one you love.

My Odd Sock said...

Very sorry for your loss. He seems an interesting man with lots of talent & stories!
Thanks for sharing.

Lady Jane said...

Wow, when it rains it pours! Sorry about you and your families loss. He is with God now and that is a wonderful thing. Where else would such an amazing man go but up. Hugs, lj

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like good people. Bless you and his family.

diane b said...

he sounded a lovely person. Sorry for your loss.r

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The world and your life has been better for the godly input of your Uncle Carson. He has left a beautiful legacy and will be remembered for all his wonderful insights and presence.

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Kim Standard said...
I copied and paste from the email that notifies me that I have a comment.....that’s all I know to do???


How come i didnt think of that... LOL. Simple solution. I should have done that. Hmm...touch wood, if it happens again next time, i will do that. I just never occur to me LOL

Have a lovely weekend, Kim

Betsy Adams said...

What a great tribute to a very special uncle. I am so sorry to hear of his death.... BUT--I'm sure he is healthy and busy plowing in heaven as we speak!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving...

I am thankful for YOU.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Dear Kim and family, this condolence is late but I wanted to let you know how very special Brother Brown was to my family and that we are all so sorry to read of his passing. Years ago, when my boys were young and I was overwhelmed with life and wandering from the path I knew was right, we visited Powder Springs COG and heard Pastor Brown's message one Sunday morning. It was like coming home after many years away and he and Sister Brown made us feel welcomed and loved. I'll never forget the time we visited their lovely home and after we got back in the car, my youngest boy stated he loved "Butter" Brown...

Yes, he was an exceptional man who loved the Lord and followed His teaching of loving others. All who met him would immediately know that he practiced what he preached and that he had a real burden for the lost. He was obedient to God's leading, even if it wasn't always the most popular way in the eyes of others.

His reward in heaven is surely great but his absence on earth is greatly felt by those who loved him. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Karen and family

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