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December 10, 1962 – November 18, 2014

The Brown and Watson families announce with sorrow, our beloved Ernest, “Ern,” “Ernie,” “Boima,” “Kwesi” Brown laid down his human body peacefully while asleep on November 18, 2014 at 11:30p.m. after several relapses of brain cancer. 

Well-known for his sparkling wit, warmth and keen intelligence, Ern enjoyed life to the fullest.  Non-judgmental and a very generous spirit, he was always eager to spend time with his family, friends and neighbors, or lend a helping hand and engage in conversation.  He truly made his avocation his vocation – connecting on a deep human level with people from all walks of life, whether serving as a Social Worker to foster children, a FedEx contractor, empathizing with friends, or as a concerned neighbor. 

Ernest graduated from Carroll High School in Yekepa, Nimba County. He then studied Sociology at the University of Liberia, and later pursued graduate studies in Anthropology at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. 

Predeceased by his father, Richard Kobna Brown, he leaves to celebrate his times and memory his mother, Catherine N. Watson; stepfather, James Emmanuel Roberts (aka Kona Khasu); stepmother, Betty Brown; sisters, Marion Ama Brown and Catherine Brown; brothers, Ritchie K. Brown, Rocheforte Padmore, Sengbe Kona Khasu, Dwalu Khasu and Saiba Khasu; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and the loved ones who make up his chosen family.

Memorial Service and Repast:
Location: Episcopal Church of Our Savior
1700 Powder Mill Road
Silver Spring MD 20903-1500
Tel: (301) 439-5900.

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Tributes/Reflections: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Service: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Repass: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Marion Ama Brown 832-623-0530
Ritchie Brown 404-319-7208
Rocheforte Padmore 908-208-5153
Sengbe Kona Khasu 857-492-1160
Dwalu Khasu 415-763-7637 or
Saiba Khasu 617-869-0177
William Jarboi 202-680-4301
Boima Freeman 240-406-0911
Michael Kemokai 202-725-2203
Maude Pettiquoi Garber 917-757-9433
Robert Pettiquoi 267-847-3727


Hotel Information (within 2.5 miles):
Hilton Garden Inn, Silver Spring North, 1-866-6781-6350
Residence Inn by Marriott, Silver Spring, 1-866-573-4235
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, 1-866-767-0278
Sheraton College Park North Hotel, 1-866-925-4159