DR. ROOSEVELT BROWN, 86 of Little Rock peacefully passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. He was born in Chatfield, Ark., later moving to West Memphis, Ark., where he grew into young adulthood. He enrolled at Arkansas AM&N College, Pine Bluff, Ark, where his studies were interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. After completing his tour of duty he returned to Arkansas AM&N where he graduated. He taught at Wonder High School in West Memphis prior to enrolling in Dental School at Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, D.C. He interned at Georgetown University also in Washington. After a brief private practice he returned to Arkansas to work on the staff at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center. He later worked for the Arkansas Department of Health, Jefferson Comprehensive Clinic and the Dental Clinic at College Station. He also had a private practice with a dental work history that spans four decades. He was active in his professional organizations namely the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, The National Dental Association and The National Dental Association Foundation where he served as President in each group. He founded the Arkansas Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and was a founding member of the Twenty Four Holers Golf Association. He was a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, where he was president and president of the regional organization. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and a Connecting Link. He was a Deacon at Greater Archview Baptist Church. Then a present member of Union AME Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and son Ramon. He is survived by his wife of 57 years State Senator Dr. Irma Hunter Brown, a daughter Rosetta (Kevin) Brown Coleman, three granddaughters Railen Mason, Kaivyn Coleman and Raga Brown, two great-grandsons Mason and Elijah and one great granddaughter Raina and a host of other family and friends.
Celebration of life services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Visitation 10 a.m., Celebration 11 a.m., Union AME Church, 1825 S. Pulaski, Little Rock. In lieu of flowers the Family request that you give a charitable gift to the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 55104, Little Rock 72215 or to the charity of your choice in his name. Arrangements by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., Little Rock, (501)372-1305.