Remembering Bert Manning Brown

Bert Manning Brown

Bert Manning Brown, 71, of Goose Creek, Louisiana passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, of natural causes.

Bert was born in Ruston, Louisiana on June 9, 1951, to O.B. and Dottie Brown. He attended Ruston High School where he was a proud tuba player for the Bearcat Band. The RHS band is also where he met his high school sweetheart who became his best friend and wife of 51 years, Linda Hood Brown.

Bert leaves behind his wife, Linda; children, Holly (Eric) Alexander, Wes (Lindsey) Brown, and Lizzy (Paul) Brazzel; grandchildren, Haley (David) Madix, Luke Alexander, Jace Young, Leslie Alexander, Levi Alexander, Weslynn Brown, and Presley Brazzel; great grandson-to-be, Dawson Madix; sister, Kitty (Butch) Redlund; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at St. Rest Baptist Church (13015 Hwy 146, Dubach, LA 71235).  Longtime friend, Brother Randy Ray will officiate. “Adopted” brothers and members of the Four Amigos, Bruce Carter Sr, Todd Faulkner, and Kurt Juncker will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A reception will immediately follow the memorial in the fellowship hall of St. Rest. Memory cards will be provided for you to write down and share your favorite memories with the family.

Thank you for each of the prayers, phone calls, and text messages sent. We have felt surrounded by the love and support of so many. Your hearts have helped ease our grief.

Watch out for deer, bears, and orangutans!


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