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Warner Keith Brown

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Warner Keith Brown, God’s faithful servant, was touched by the angel of death on Wednesday, February 22, 2011 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Warner, son of Mrs. Jean G. Brown and the late John F. Brown, Sr., was the youngest of three children, born September 19, 1959, in Columbia, LA. Warner was baptized in the catholic church at a very young age. He was very active at St. Benedict Catholic Church all through his adolescence years as well as his adult years. When Warner moved to Shreveport, LA he united with Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was very active with the youth, served on many committees and ushered until the time of his death.
Warner attended the Grambling Lab schools and graduated with honors in 1977. He furthered his education at Grambling State University, graduating with honors with a degree in Physics in 1981. Warner also earned graduate hours in Physics at the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York and returned to Grambling State University where he completed a Master of Arts in Teaching Natural Sciences in 2000. While an undergraduate at Grambling, Warner was the recipient of many honors, to include: Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society, National Dean’s List, International Youth in Achievement, 1981; Most outstanding Junior in Physics, 1980, Most Outstanding Sophomore in Physics, 1979; and Most Outstanding Freshman in Physics, 1978. He was recognized by the American Chemical Society for Outstanding Guidance and Encouragement in the Project SEED Summer I Program, 1997. He received a certificate of completion for training on Discover Career and Guidance Software in 2001. Warner also received an award from Southern University at Shreveport in recognition of valued attendance at several faculty and staff spring training institutes. In 2010, he was approved by the Southern University Board of Supervisors to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
Warner’s teaching career spanned twenty-eight (28) years at Southern University – Shreveport where he served in many leadership positions, such as: Director of Engineering Technology Program, Director of Summer Science Program, etc. During his tenure at Southern University – Shreveport, Warner was very accomplished in writing and assisting in writing grants. Many were approved and funded by various agencies, to include: Louisiana Alliance Minority Participation (LAMP), LA Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana State Board of Regents. Warner taught physics lecture at Louisiana State University Medical Center at Shreveport MCAT program each summer from 1999 - 2008. He also served as the Director of the Summer Science Program where he taught courses in the Science Enhancement program for high school students from 1992 - 2000. During the summer of 1991, he taught physics lecture courses in the Upward Bound Science Program at Wiley College. Warner was a member of many organizations, to include: National Technical Association; Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was a charter member of the Bossier City Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and president of the Society of Physics Students. He served as Exchequer in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for six years. Warner was named Outstanding Instructor in Math, Science, and Technology by the National Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), 1990. Warner special interests included working with electronics, mini computers and nuclear physics. He enjoyed jogging, sports (especially football), meeting people, reading and riding in his sports (classic) car. While he is now, a “Diamond in the Sky” he will be truly remembered by his family and loved ones. Specifically, the daily calls made to his mother, the friendly calls made to his family and the love shared and time spent with them. He would always assist during holiday seasons assembling electronic toys, joking, napping on the floor and tasting treats in the kitchen. Warner is survived by his mother, Jean G. Brown; brother, John F. Brown, Jr. (Jo Ann); sister, Vicki R. Brown all of Grambling, LA; two nephews: Travis Keith Brown (LaShonda) of Dallas, TX; Jonathan Benjamin Brown of Grambling, LA; one great nephew; Jordan Benjamin Brown of Grambling, LA; an uncle, Aubrey Lee Collins, Detroit, Michigan; an aunt, Betty S. Hearns (Eddie) of Columbia, LA; one great aunt, Dorothy Gilliam of Rocky Mount, NC; a godmother, Shirley Henderson of Grambling, LA and a host of other relatives, godchildren and friends.

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