Brian Keith “Big Baby” Browning of Jacksonville, AR transitioned into eternal glory on Thursday, August 5, 2021. He was born on August 27, 1970, to Jerry and Charlotte Browning. Brian was a truck driver for several years.
Brian confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and became a member of Piney Grove AME Church. He was a proud 1989 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. He furthered his journey and joined the United States Army on October 3, 1989. After returning home, Brian continued his education by attending MTA Truck Driving School in St. Louis, MO in September 1991. Brian was currently employed with Davis Transfer Inc. in Little Rock, AR.
Brian, affectionately known as “Big Baby” by many friends and adopted family, was an active member of the Mu Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Brian had many hobbies and great characteristics. He loved hunting fishing, farming, and horse riding. The love Brian had for his family was outstanding. He was a hardworking, smart, outgoing, sociable, loveable, and intelligent man. Brian, like his father, was known for his comedian spirit. So full of life and laughter, he seemed to never meet a stranger. To have known Brian was to love him.
Brian is preceded in death by his father, Jerry L. Browning; his grandparents, Nazaree and Mozell Browning, and Booker T. Hathorn and Lois O. Hathorn Clark.
The vibrant life of Brian Keith “Big Baby” Browning will forever be remembered in the hearts of his mother, Charlotte Browning, of Conway, AR; his sisters, KaTandra Browning, of Conway, AR, LaRoyce Browning, of Arkadelphia, AR, and Ciara Jackson (Robert) of Conway, AR; eight nephews and nieces, Chandler Browning- Langstaff, Chase Browning-Langstaff, Chloe Browning-Barton, Nathaneal Browning-Barton, Nyjeil Browning-Barton all of Arkadelphia, Danielle Whitehead, Devana Whitehead, Prynce-Tylen Jackson all of Conway, AR, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and his Fraternity family.
Services will be under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be Friday, August 13, 2021, from 12 noon- 7 P.M. at Mitchell Funeral Home. The Funeral will be on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at the Arkadelphia Recreation Center with Pastor Jessie Newborn serving as eulogist. The burial and final resting place will be at Piney Grove Cemetery in Arkadelphia. The repast will follow burial at the Arkadelphia Recreation Center.
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