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Calvary Cemetery
Friday May 28th, 2021

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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.


“Love you, later.”




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Yeah my little brother Ralph and I DJ a whole lot of party we called ourselves One Twenty One Posse he was a great friend of mine and I'm going to miss him because every time I came to Ithaca I made sure to look for him made sure he was alright well my friend I never ever wanted to say this until we meet again I pray that God receives you in heaven rest in peace my brother

Glen Matthews May 28 2021 12:00 AM

love you miss you, bro.

larry bratton May 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Brown, Jr.

Lana (Missy) Milton May 26 2021 12:00 AM

We pinky swore that where we would be brother and sister until the wheels fall off I never thought yours would fall off before mine rest easy my brother.

Sally Briggs May 24 2021 12:00 AM

I had not seen you in so long, until just a little while ago. We shared some fun times together. This is very hard to understand. I hope for all your loved ones to be well and find comfort in each other.

Ruth Lewis May 24 2021 12:00 AM