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Ralph L. Brown, Jr.

February 16, 1965 — May 12, 2021

Ralph L. Brown, Jr.

“No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me. For I know that no matter what, you will always be with me.” – Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach


Ralph L. Brown Jr. (Mae Mae) 56, of Ithaca, NY passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2021. Ralph Lee Brown was born on February 16, 1965. 

He is survived by his children, Shantelle (Jason) Ellison, Sherard Brown and Shyann Brown; grandsons, Jayden Ellison, Kavion Ellison, Roman Ellison, Cameron Ellison and Zion Ellison; brothers, Charles (Tish) Brown, Larry Brown, Eric Brown and Rashid Brown; sisters, Patricia Brown and Yvette King; father, Ralph Lee Brown Sr.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his son, Ralph Lee Brown III; his brother, Jesse Brown; his mother, Fannie Mae Hubbard; and other aunts and uncles.

Ralph was a good man. He did his best to live life to the fullest each and every day. Even when life got busy or complicated for Ralph, he always made time to show his love and support for his children. Ralph was a proud and loving father who simply wanted his children to pursue life and happiness without regret.  He was also a caring son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. Ralph cherished his family near and far. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten by all who knew and loved him. 

A graveside service will be held on May 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Ithaca, with Rev. Nathaniel Wright officiating.


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