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April 6, 1936 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Norris Brown, the youngest of two boys, was born on April 6, 1936, to the late Sam Brown and Maude (Nee Dennis) Brown in Hampton County, South Carolina. Receiving his education in the Hampton County Public School System. As a teenager in the early 1950’s, Norris decided to trade in southern living and head up north for the fast pace of the big city life in Philadelphia, PA.
In August of 1953, Norris following in the footsteps of his big brother, enlisted into the United States Army. Serving his country from 1953 to 1956. After his time in the service, Norris went on to hold various positions – that included being a butcher for Shane Brothers and the Philadelphia Dressed Beef Company. Where he earned the nickname “Meat Grinder,” but he eventually found his niche as a professional bus driver. Safely transporting young children as a Bus Driver for The School District of Philadelphia, and transporting eager casino goers to Atlantic City, NJ, or vacationers across the country as a Leisure Bus Driver for Coach USA.
His love of the open road didn’t stop with his professional driving, you could catch Norris rolling in his conversion van up and down I-95 or gliding across the Ben Franklin or Walt Whitman bridges to Lawnside, NJ where the bikers go. Norris loved hanging with the fellas, rolling on two wheels on hisHonda Goldwing. Even after his riding days, Norris continued to support his fellow MC brethren of The Jayhawker’s and often attended events of the Traveler’s MC as well.
“Brownie King” as he was so affectionately called loved life and loved to have a good time with his family and friends. If there was an event, gathering or party happening, you could count on Brownie King to be present, in his finest threads. He was always suited, booted and ready to get down! Coordinating his outfits with a brim, a smile and of course a catch phrase.
Norris was preceded in death by his parents Maude and Sam Brown; his sons Mitchell and Christopher; his only sibling,James Dennis Sr., and several loving family members.
Norris leaves to cherish his memory his children, Rod, Sean, Vincent (Miriam), Eric, and Robin; grandchildren - (Vincent) Mikeai, Porshe, (Mitchell) Marquis; great-grandchildren, Jade, Tshaka, Thomas, and Mya and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family, and friends.