Searle Verdell Brown, affectionately known as "BIG", put on his wings and left this life on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 46. Son of the late Willie Brown and Edwina H. Brown. Devoted husband of Antoinette Davis-Brown. Father of Jada Thornsberry and Chardonnay Jones. Step-father of Brittany Davis, Tomme', Charnae, Maliah, Alexis and Jaylynn Halley. Papa to Jayci, Na'eema, Taj, and Tai Thornsberry; Terry Zenon Jr. and A'Marie Davis. Beloved brother of Trenia M. Fortune' and Mark Anthony Gibbs. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Employees and contractors of Cyber Media Productions, Exxon Mobile Group, and RZI Lighting; Pastor, officers and members of Faith & Glory M.B.C., St. James Methodist Church and Corpus Christi Church are all invited to attend Searle's Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 for 1:30 p.m. at The Boyd Family Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70126. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Samuel I. Davis, Jr., officiating. Interment is private. Guestbook Online: www.anewtraditionbegins.com (504) 282-0600. Linear Brooks Boyd and Donavin D. Boyd Owners/Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2020.