In loving memory of

Ben Ronald Brown
October 19, 1965 - November 28, 2018

Ben Ronald Brown, 53, of Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Originally from Asheville, NC, he was the son of the late Luther and Clara-Mae Brown.

Ben was an avid motorcyclist and outdoorsman. He lived his life by the motto, "if you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space." He will be remembered by his family for his charismatic story-telling, his unapologetic "telling it like it is", his love for AC/DC, his passion for adventure, but mostly, for his heart.

Ben is survived by his wife, Geetha Brown; four children, Shivan Samaraweera of Durham, NC, Ruwan Samaraweera and his wife Kasey of Fort Collins, CO, Ravin Samaraweera and his partner Monica McMichael of Durham, NC, and Tamara Donovan (nee Brown) and her husband Patrick of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Erik Brown and his wife Donna of Hendersonville, NC, and Rex Brown and his wife Glenda of Leicester, NC; and two grandchildren, Kanon and Peyton.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Horizon Funeral Services in Lighthouse Point, FL, with visitation from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, and a celebration and reflection of life from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.


William DiMarzo wrote on Dec 14, 2018:

"It was Great to have shared your Friendship on Thursday Night Bike Nights.. Always looked forward to seeing you & listening attentively to your entertaining stories.. Thursday Nights will definitely have a void in them now.. "

Craig Cain wrote on Dec 10, 2018:

"I met Ben at The Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort two years ago. We did several rides togather in that area and traded stories as well.We had a lot in common. Gone too soon. RIP Ben may you ride the high roads now. Your friend , Craig"

Joanna wrote on Dec 5, 2018:

"Ben?s smile was contagious. He was very passionate about riding his bike, and I remember him showing me pictures of the new bike he got last year with so much pride. He had a pure heart, and cared about everyone around him. Gone too soon! You will be remembered! Forever.... keep riding! Joanna"

John Kenyon wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"Ben was sure a nice man , I would see him at the Park , always nice to talk to , he neat story's of riding Blue mountain Parkway.and his love for motorcycles , Ben was a good friend and always be missed..God Bless Been ..RIP John Kenyon .... Sunrise , FL.."

Dawn Nickerson wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"I remember being 14 and Ben doing wheelies in front of his mom's house then turning to me and asks if I wanted to ride. Of course I said no after watching his bike go vertical just moments before. RIP Uncle Ben."

Dave & Frances wrote on Dec 2, 2018:

"I used to see Ben almost every Sunday until my work schedule changed 3 years ago, then it became twice a year, if I was lucky, that we saw each other and got to ride for a while. I'm so glad I was able to get off work the last weekend of November and take my wife out for a ride. She met Ben for the 1st time and a few of us went for a quick ride up to Sawgrass Rec.Park ... we were both devastated to hear the bad news the following Friday. We will never forget him and his "Cat got the mouse" grin of his... God Bless , RIP, Ben Brown"

Shenee Earle wrote on Dec 2, 2018:

"Rest In Peace Classmate. AHS, Class of 1983 - Cougars"

Neil Brown wrote on Dec 1, 2018:

"I have not seen Ben since our family reunion some years ago in Charleston, SC. Ben, Rex and Erik are double first cousins. Their mom, Aunt Clara Mae, was my mom, Evelyn Brown's, younger sister. Their dad, Uncle Lu, wan my dad, Bob Brown's younger brother. We all lived together in the same house in Ashville for a period. I will never forget how Dad and Uncle Lu would argue religion for hours on end. Ben and his brothers are all warm, loving guys! Ben will be missed!"

Bob Bosley wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Having breakfast with Ben and his good buddy Ron was always special and something we all shared common interest in. From their rides together to sharing stock investment ideas. Loved to hear Ben talk about the Tail of the Dragon. I actually made that trip there because of Ben. yes he influenced me and I will never forget how special he is. "

RON CHIMCHIRIAN wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Ben was a great friend and will be missed by everyone. He loved riding bikes and we rode thousands of miles together having fun. I will never forget him. There?s not many people in your life that you can call the true friend but he was definitely one of them. One of his favorite things was right like you stole it and I?ll never forget him. RON CHIMCHIRIAN "