Ross M. Brown

Elizabeth City, NC


Ross Murchie Brown, age 85, a devoted father, respected veteran, and faithful member of Forest Park Church of God, passed away peacefully at his home in Elizabeth City, NC on February 20, 2024.

Born on July 26, 1938, in Toronto, Canada to the late Alec and Lillias Brown, Ross led a life filled with duty, honor, and love. He proudly served his country honorably for twenty-four years in the U.S. Army before retirement and later as a Texas Police Constable for twenty-five years prior to retirement, exemplifying bravery and commitment throughout his career.

Ross will be dearly missed by his daughter, Natalie Harris (David), his son, Michael Brown (Lani), and his grandchildren, Desiree Robbins, Ashley Church, Christian Harris, Tyler Harris, David Harris III, Corey Harris, Joshua Brown, Ryan Brown, Eric Eisenhart, Amber Brock, and Cassie Krauss. He is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren.

He is reunited in heaven with his parents, Alec Brown and Lilias Braid Brown, his sister, Ruth Taylor, and his brother, Murray Brown.

A visitation will be held in on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel, followed by a funeral service on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the same location with Pastor Preston Waller officiating. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with full military honors.

Ross will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his family, country, and faith. 

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Brown family. Condolences and memories may be shared at