May 6, 1937 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Sunrise for Maurice Edward Brown happened on May 6, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas, as he took his first breath, not knowing what steps and plans God had ordered for him. His parents, Maryann Elizabeth (Hart) Brown and Robert Brown, both passed away at an early age. Whereas Maurice, as an only child, did know his mother, he never got to know his father, due to his father’s early demise. Consequently, at an early age, Maurice was taken in by his grandparents, Minnie Hart, and William Hart, who reared him.

While in the care of his grandparents, Maurice became a quick study, i.e. learning to cook at age 8 years from his grandmother. She also taught him to iron clothes and to sew. His grandfather, on the other hand, largely gave him an acute appreciation for reading the newspaper, books, and for words, in general. His grandfather would sit down with the daily newspaper and read it completely, from front to back, before setting it aside. Also, while in his grandparents’ care, he attended their church, i.e., Metropolitan Baptist Church. Whereas he loved to eat, he took saying “grace” before eating, very seriously. And, he had no compunction about silencing others if they were too noisy as he blessed his food in “Christ, the Redeemer’s name”.

 Maurice completed both primary and secondary school in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended Douglas Elementary, Northeast Junior High, and graduated from Sumner High School in 1954. Upon completing High School, Maurice joined the United States Air Force 3 days after graduation. Following the completion of his 4-year tour in the Air Force, he joined the Kansas City, Missouri Police Force and worked there for 16 years, during which time he rose to the rank of Detective.

In the Interim, Maurice received an Associate Degree in Accounting, which enhanced his marketability and later joined the United States Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration. After extensive training in various states, Maurice became a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent. Amongst other things, this job afforded him an opportunity to reach out to high-risk youth through the High-Risk Youth Demonstration Grant Program. As a loquacious speaker and presenter, he was frequently sought after by various schools to give presentations to high-risk youth.

After numerous accolades, awards, and plaques throughout his tenure with the Federal Government, Maurice was honored on September 16, 1994, for having spent 23 years in Federal Services.

Sunset for Maurice Edward Brown occurred on February 12, 2024, while living at Golden Ages Assisted Living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.

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Public Visitation
February 28, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Funeral Service
February 28, 2024

11:00 AM
Thatcher's Funeral Chapel
1520 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Private Interment


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