Carlos Brown

February 10, 1977 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 45)


In tears we saw you sinking,
And watched you pass away.
Our hearts were almost broken,
We wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain,
How could we wish you back with us,
To suffer that again. It broke our hearts to
lose you, But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

It is with sincere sympathy that Gatlin Mortuary Inc. announces the passing of Mr. Carlos Brown. We are honored to be selected by his family to serve them with excellence through professional service.   ~Modern Day Services with Traditional Values~

Mr. Carlos “ChooChoo” Ramone Brown was born on February 10, 1977, to the late Leonard Gordon and Mamie B. Battle in Valdosta, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his son, Carlos R. Brown, Jr. (first wife, Tiffany Lewis); father, Leonard Gordon; stepfather, Richard Battle; brother, Steven A. Lewis; maternal grandparents, MacAuthur Ellison and Louise Ellison; and paternal grandparents, Deacon M. C. Gordon and Kathleen Gordon. Carlos received his education throughout his childhood in the Valdosta City school system. It was while attending Valdosta High School that he earned the nickname “ChooChoo.” As a Wildcat football player (#38), he contributed to the legacy of “Titletown, USA” until he graduated in 1995. After graduation, he attended Valdosta State University for a couple of years. Those who knew Carlos knows he was a lover of all things football. He was a die-hard fan of not only his alma mater, the Valdosta Wildcats, but the New England Patriots and Florida State University Seminoles as well. Carlos was a hard worker and provider who worked most of his adult years for local businesses, including, but not limited to SGMC, Walmart, Dillard’s, Wendy’s, and Better Brands. In 2006, while working for Ram International, Inc., he made his mark as a machine operator, working with the company for over fifteen years. In addition to his dedication to Ram International, he worked part-time as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Carlos wore many hats. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and coworker who dedicated his life to being there. He was the one that united everyone. He was a listening ear. He was a shoulder to cry on. He was the one that everyone trusted and respected. He was a poet under the moniker of “4Play” in the local group Poetic Magic. He was also known for his sense of humor and his bold laugh. Despite his positive impact on those around him, there was a greater power who needed him more. On July 31, 2022, God called Carlos Ramone Brown home at the age of 45. Carlos leaves to cherish his memories: current loving and dedicated wife of thirteen years, Mrs. Demetria C. Brown; sons, Kavonte Devon Brown, Micah Cortez Brown, and Carlos Ramone Brown (son); stepdaughter, Kylie Wester; stepson, Kristian O. Wester; daughter, Carlena Rene Brown; caring mother, Mamie B. Battle; four sisters, Ebony L. Battle, Shundreka U. Battle, Teshema L. Gordon, and Tashonda R. Gordon; two brothers, Trevin J. Brown (Gynelle) and Devaron J. Brown; brother-in-law, James Capers, Jr.; father-in-law, James Capers, Sr.; aunts, Elsie Hardy (Larry West), Lori Ann Postel, Wilma Clements (Aaron), Mattie C. Johnson (Robert), Beatrice Graham Suggs, Annie Joiner (Freddie), and Veraleen Wright (Rick); uncles, Johnny Brown, Terry Brown, Ray Brown (Patricia), Wilbert Brown, Carlton Brown (Linda), Jimmy Siplen (Wanda), and Lewis W. Gordon (Lizzie); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends, his RAM International family, and USPS coworkers.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Deliverance Center Church of Our Daily Bread @ 2 p.m. Pastor Lisa Jones is the Pastor and Pastor Vickie Randolph. Interment will follow in the Pallbearers Cemetery. Public Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gatlin Mortaury.   

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carlos Brown, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Carlos

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gatlin Mortuary

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


August 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gatlin Mortaury

Funeral Service
August 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Deliverance Center Church (Valdosta, Georgia)

© 2022 Gatlin Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility