James Michael Brown, age 65 of Brodhead, Ky., passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Baptist Health Lexington.
Mike was born on September 15, 1957, in Stanford, Ky., a son of the late James Everett “Doc” Brown and Fern Evelyn Abbott Brown. He was well known for his operating S & M Grocery & Restaurant for twenty-five years, Brodhead Tobacco Barn and Brown Mini Storage. He served his country in the US Army and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at Liberty Baptist Church on March 24, 2013. Mike found great joy in NASCAR, fishing and playing cards. He was a member of F&AM Masonic Lodge, Shriners and was a Kentucky Colonel. On March 1, 1980, he was united in marriage to Sue Anna French and they enjoyed forty two years together. At age 24, Mike became paralyzed from the chest down from an auto accident. He was a successful businessman and was not deterred by his physical limitations, and his strong mind and determination allowed him to accomplish what he needed to. Those left to celebrate his life are his wife, Sue Anna French Brown; his daughter: Nichole Lakes of Richmond, Ky; grandchildren: Brittany Eads Buckley, Britton and Brayden Eads, Tucker and Kendall Goodson; brother: Lonnie “Buck” (Marlene) Brown of Quail, Ky; sister-in-law: Joyce (Joe) Jewell of Nicholasville Ky.; brother-in-law: Dr. Otis (Loli) French of Ohio; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Brown Holt. Visitation for Mike will be Friday, February 24, 2023, from 5-9PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Noon, at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Zandell Hasty officiating. Burial will follow in Maret Cemetery.