BROWN

Chris Brown

March 2, 1969 - June 16, 2022

Chris Brown of Frisco, Texas, passed away June 16, 2022, at 53. He was born on March 2, 1969, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Chris was raised in Blythe and El Cajon, California, before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he graduated from Horizon High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University. Chris met Shanan Dikeman in the college group at Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona. They were married at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, Illinois, Shanan’s hometown, on December 31, 1993. They lived in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for First Interstate Bank for several years and eventually transferred to Texas in December 1995. Chris continued his career in finance at various banks in the Dallas area, his most recent affiliation was at Farmers Bank & Trust in Prosper, Texas.

He has been a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church for 25 years. Chris loved Jesus first and foremost and spent much of his time discussing the Word of God. Chris did not always love reading, but C.S. Lewis was one of his favorite authors, and enjoyed discussing apologetics. In June of 2020, Chris was diagnosed with brain cancer, and he hoped that out of his suffering, Christ would be glorified and that he would persevere in this trial and looked forward to receiving his crown of life (James 1:12). Chris had a true eternal perspective (1 Peter 1:6-7) and desired those around him to also know Jesus as their personal Lord and savior. 

Chris was an avid cyclist of both mountain and road bikes. He was happiest on a bike or watching his sons at sporting events. Chris also loved to travel with his family and find new trails to ride or just ride around town to explore the culture and meet the people. He made new friends on every ride. 

Christopher Robert Brown is survived by his wife, Shanan Raquel Brown; two sons, Zakary Robert Brown, United States Air Force, and Jonathan Tyler “JT” Brown, United States Army Reserves; parents, Warren and Marilyn Brown; mother-in-law, Diane Dikeman; five siblings, Catherine Lengua (Jose); Charles Brown (Megan), Julia Banks (Chad), Sueanne Bardwell (Kevin) and Warren Brown, II (Katelyn); 2 nieces, Ashlyn and Lydia; 5 nephews, Christian, Gavin, Gabriel, Gage, and Boyd, plus other beloved family members and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2022 at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas 75093. 

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Southwestern Medical Foundation, 3889 Maple Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75219 or online at https://swmedical.org/give/, in support of brain cancer research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Memorial contributions can also be made to Prestonwood North Special Friends Ministry and American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces.

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Shanan- Chris was such a great guy. I know you already know that. We worked together many years ago (back in 2003) and we went to lunch together almost every day for probably 2 years. I had not seen him in recent years but my heart goes out to you and Zack and JT. I will be praying for you all. I’m so sorry for your loss. Roxanne Williams Roxanne Williams, July 6, 2022 Holding you in our hearts. Thank you again for the honor of caring for Chris in his final days. Ashley Kennedy, June 24, 2022 We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your husband. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
Dr. Tummala & Staff, June 23, 2022 I’m grateful to have shared many great conversations about our boys and baseball stories. God took one of the good guys far too soon. Jack Parker, June 21, 2022 Dear Shanan, My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you the strength to be able to get through this most difficult time. Sincere regards, Dr Kothandaraman Srilatha Kothandaraman, June 21, 2022 Love you Chris. I will miss you, but only for a while. So grateful to know you are whole now…in Jesus name. Peter Snell, June 21, 2022