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Clinton Jerome Brown

06/07/1953 - 10/24/2008

Obituary for Clinton Jerome Brown

Clinton Jerome Brown was born June 7, 1953 in Bainbridge, Georgia to Mrs. Hattie Mae Murphy Brown and Mr. Adell Brown. He lived for a time in upstate New York, before coming Orlando, Florida, where he spent his childhood. Clinton was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Christine Murphy, and his grandfather, Mr. Lucius Murphy, Jr. He attended school at Holden Street Elementary, and graduated from Jones High School in 1971. After high school, Clinton attended Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, here in Atlanta, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1980. He continued his education at the University of Georgia, receiving degrees in Agriculture Mechanization and Agronomy in 1985.

He was led by God t join Pan African Orthdox Christian Church (PAOCC) on February 19, 1975. Following his confirmation, he was honored with the African name Khalfani Osei Azikiwe which means: Destined to rule; Honorable; Healthy. Brother Khalfani was married once, to Isole Ambidwile for seven years. He was ordained into the ministry of the church, receiving the title "Mwalimu" which means "minister". Mwalimu Khalfani served as a consecrated as a Bishop at the 4th Pan African Synod in August of 2000 ans was inducted into the Holy Order of Kilimo-the Agricultural CAdre of the PAOCC.

Bishop Khalfani was a member of the Holy Order of the Maccabees, a religious order sanctified bythe church to serve as its prtector, defender, ultilitarian servant. Bishop Khalfani served virtually every capacity of the church. He was a lecturer, preacher, and group leader. He was a member of the Kuumba (Creativity) Ministry, where he played major roles n numerous church stage productions. He was the great Griot (storyteller) of the Southern Region of the PAOCC.

Following the acquisition of Beulah Land in Abbeville, County, South Carolina in May 1999, Bishop Khalfani acceted an assingnment to serve on the Beulah Land Farm in June 1999, where he devoloped a passion for Aquaculture , the farming of freshwater fish. In 2006, he was employed at the Human Health Resource Center at Emory University.

His parents and grandparents preceded him in death , as well as his Uncle, Julius Murphy of Warner Robbins, Georgia and Aunts, Eileen Brown and Daisy Mae Brown. He leaves to mourn him beloved Uncles, Abraham Murphy and Reverend Wallace (Marilyn) Murphy of Orlando, Florida, and Uncle Cephus Murphy of Brroklyn, New York; a number of cousins, friends and hundreds of devoted church family members.

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