Jeffrey Lee Brown

Jeffrey Lee Brown

February 19, 1979 - November 17, 2014

Jeffrey Lee Brown

February 19, 1979 - November 17, 2014


Jeffrey Lee Brown, 35, of Irvine, CA died November 17 from the devastating disease of ALS. He was born on February 19, 1979 in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from Liberty University Law School in May of 2013, passed the California state bar and started working as a lawyer in April of 2014.

Jeff noticed weakening in his quad muscles in April 2014 and on July 8th was diagnosed with ALS. Jeff is the fourth generation to have ALS in his family, but the first in his generation and the youngest. It rapidly progressed and at his passing, he could only move a couple of toes and his neck. Through it all, Jeff had an incredibly positive spirit of patience, humor and love as he quickly had to rely on others to take care of his failing body. We praise God who allowed Jeff to keep his voice and the lines of communication open as he continued giving God all praise and glory and worshiping him until hours before went to heaven. Even to the hospice team that were with him when he left this earthly place, he sang, joked and continued to share his faith knowing he would soon be in the presence of the Lord.

Jeff also loved the law school and enjoyed being in the midst of others who loved the Lord and were seeking to fulfill God’s purpose in their lives. Jeff’s passion was to protect religious liberties. He took part in opening up the free legal clinic at Saddleback Church’s Peace Center where he had attended for 8 years and was active in a small men’s group.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Nancy Nee of Irvine, CA, his father and step-mother, Dale and Renee Brown of Turlock, CA, sisters Rebecca Brown of Chehalis, WA, and Megan Brown of Turlock and brother, Trevor Brown of Turlock, grandfather, Calvin Brown of Turlock, grandmother, Frieda Dunning of Battle Ground, WA, Nana Olga Vargas of LaVerne and beloved nephew and niece, Brody and Abigail of Turlock.

His Celebration of Life will be held at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific Standard Time. It will also be webcast to the Supreme Courtroom at Liberty University. If you are outside of the Liberty Campus and wish to be included to watch the webcast, please contact Nancy and leave your email address and she will get you the webcast information.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to the Jeffrey Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund established by the Liberty University School of Law in Jeff’s memory. Checks can be made out to Liberty University with a memo that it is to be used for the Jeffrey Brown Memorial Scholarship. The address is: Liberty University, 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24515.

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9 responses to Jeffrey Lee Brown

  1. Laurie Smith says:

    My heart hurts for your loss, and I feel so grateful for the chance to get to know Jeff. He had a big heart, was always there to help anyone who needed it, and was incredibly smart and funny. Much love and healing prayers to you and your family Nancy.

  2. Cathy Hecker says:

    Some of my fondest memories of Jeff were from when I served under him when he was the president of LCSO at the law school, interactions with him as a fellow Bar-Bri rep, and when I studied with him for Family Law in my last semester of school. He was smart and silly and personable. He took what he did very seriously and worked very hard, but didn’t take himself too seriously. He loved to poke fun at himself and goof around with others. And that laugh of his! Haha– you knew when he thought something was funny. He was passionate about pro-family causes and loved to talk about his family, especially his mother, niece, and nephew. We lost a good guy. Praying for the Brown family during this time.

  3. Just heard today that Jeff passed away. So sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff. We as a family will cherish all the geeat memories we shared with him. He will truly be missed. My prayers will continue to be with all of you. Take care. The Tyson Family

    1. Renee says:

      Thank you Tyson family! Jeffrey’s memory lives on because of friends like you! Coventry Garden Way has a special place in my heart! Warmest regard to you all! Dale & Renee Brown

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