John Brown Obituary, A Life Lived With Passion And Purpose


John Brown Obituary, Death –The community of Eastman, GA, mourns the loss of a dedicated servant of God, Rev. John Mitchell Brown, who passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at the age of 69. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at a later date. Mitchell, born in Macon, GA, in 1954, was a man deeply rooted in faith and community. A graduate of Dodge County High School, he worked as a machinist for Boeing for many years, showcasing his commitment to hard work and dedication.

His life’s calling led him to become an ordained Baptist Minister, serving several local churches before retiring in 2017. Mitchell’s legacy is marked by his roles as a devoted husband, a loving father to Michelle Yawn, Andy Brown, and Austin Brown, and a proud grandfather to Natalie Brown, Drew Yawn, Josh Yawn, Austin Brown, Aden Yawn, and Shasta Miles. The joy of his life extended to his great-granddaughter, Brooke Miles.

In his journey through life, Mitchell found solace in gardening, woodworking, and, most importantly, spending cherished moments with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis W. Brown, Lois Thompson Brown, and his biological father, Asa Ballard, as well as his siblings. Mitchell is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne Carr Brown, and siblings Joanne Jones and Richard Ballard.

The family invites those who wish to pay their respects to contact them at the Brown residence, 3828 Rhine Highway, Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Old Daniel Baptist Church Building Fund, a cause close to Mitchell’s heart. His memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. As the Eastman community joins together in remembrance, may Rev. John Mitchell Brown find eternal peace, and may his family find comfort in the lasting impact he made on their lives.