ForeverMissed
Memorial will live stream on www.lusain.com on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Noon. 

Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama. 
Posted by Pamela Moton on May 30, 2020
RIP C.Brown.you were a gentle giant.I remember you coming in our room in the evening after football practice with my home boy Rickey Jones.Ypu knew all the ladies and you looked put for us.Rest in Peace
T U!!!! You know!!!
Posted by T Phinnessee on May 14, 2020
R.I.P Mr. Brown
Posted by Cynthia Regina Weems Will... on May 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, C. Brown, Clifford Brown, Mr. Brown!! You will be truly missed my friend by myself as well as others!! You were one of the first people I met on Tuskegee's campus, August, 1974. Wow!! Almost 46 years ago!! Getting to know you was a joy!! You were a tough football player, however, you were the biggest, sweetest, kindest gentle giant, I'd ever met!! I'll never forget how we loved to listen to music, talk about music, and even tried to sing the music. Your kindness will never be forgotten. You introduced me to your road dog, Tyrone Phinnessee, who later became my husband after Tuskegee. You were a gift to me from God and you will always hold a special place in my heart. C. Brown, you are in God's loving arms at rest! No more pain!! R.I.H.
Cynthia Regina Weems Phinnessee Williams
Posted by Richard Maupin on May 9, 2020
We will miss you my friend! Peace be with you and your family!
Posted by Julius Odom on May 8, 2020
You will be missed , RIP
Posted by Bobbie Fletcher on May 8, 2020
I haven't seen Big Cliff in years, but I have thought of him often. He was a super human being - always had wonderful things to say to me and a huge support during a few tough times. I'll never forget his smile!
Posted by Stacy Murray on May 8, 2020
   My dearest friend Cliff not only I but, tons of people are going to miss your beautiful smile and heart. I am honored to have had you as a friend and grateful for all the knowledge, friendship, and laughs we shared. The good old days at Norm’s I will always hold close to my heart, and you C was a massive part of those times. So many times, you picked up and helped so many people; it just was not in you to see anyone sad or hurt. There will never be another human with the beautiful qualities you had and the compassion you carried for all people. You were always a great judge of character so great that I remember when my husband and I met and started dating. I insisted we come to Birmingham for you two to meet. I knew that if Tom was a good man and right for me, you would know. Nineteen years later, I am still blessed with Tom as you right away knew he was a great man. Tom send his thoughts and prayers to the family. And I was also honored to have you as a friend.
   I say friend, but let us face it C you were and always will be considered family to Tom and I as I am sure countless numbers of other people as your beautiful smile and witty personality touched so many people’s hearts. I will never forget coming over to Mikes walking in on you, Mike and two or three other men just a crying watching Titanic. I laughed and laughed at you guys for crying, and then, of course, I also cried when I watched it.
   You were a sweet gentleman with a tender heart. Who had so much love for your family and all people. I have so many stories. I could write a book as I am sure many others do too. You touched so many people with a ray of sunshine throughout your life.
   I now pay more attention to horoscopes because of you; you were always into the signs of what people were and were so knowledgeable about them. It blew my mind that you just loved astrology and shared the wealth of knowledge you had very excitedly. I will always honor you by staying up with my horoscope.
   My dear brother, I do hate saying goodbye to you, so I will say I will see you someday in Heaven. I know you are up there now with the hugest smile and are pain-free. Jesus has you now, and he will keep you loved and safe. Please, Jesus, wrap your hands around Cliff’s beautiful wife and loving children during this time. Please, Jesus, comfort them and shower them with love and strength.
   I sure will miss our chats and reminiscing – I will never forget you, my dear brother. Tom and I send prayers, strength, love, and peace, to the Brown family. No amount of words will ever be enough to say just how wonderful of a person you were my brother Cliff and how much so many people loved you until we meet again, my brother, much love.
Forever your little dog Z
Posted by Ken Talley on May 8, 2020
We LAUGHED whenever we were together. He was a genuine Good friend with a shining spirit. He loved music & musicians. I bless him on his way to the most HIGH. And l will smile every time l think of him & our time together. Family, rest in the comfort that was & IS in good hands. Bless you. B well. PEACE Big "C"
Posted by Libby Tate on May 8, 2020
Clifford was a wonderful man who had the sweetest smile, I will miss that smile. You were always a great friend to me. My thoughts are with your family.  Hope to see you again someday. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Morgan Green on May 8, 2020
I was pleased to call him my friend. Big C. Had a big heart. I loved to visit with him whenever I saw him. I loved when he would cook. Had the best fish frys with him. He made the best BBQ sauce ever. I will miss my friend big cliff. Fly high my friend. Love yall. Morgan. ❤❤❤
Posted by Joe Moore on May 8, 2020
Rest in Peace
Posted by Phyllis Jones-Nixon on May 8, 2020
You will be soooo missed.  Rest in Peace sweet Big Cliff. 
Posted by Rod Walker on May 8, 2020
I've known Cliff for about 11 years. It was always a joy to see him. He loved to cook, make BBQ sauce, and generally make people happy. He will be sorely missed.
Posted by Teacris Brown on May 8, 2020
My brother you fought the good fight & now God has called you home to rest. We know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. You are home now with our sisters Patsy, Patricia & our brother Ronald. I love and miss you all until we meet again.

Love your Lil sis
Teacris
Posted by Steve Lowery on May 8, 2020
Those younger years. those long nights with Big Bobby and all in our NORMS Family.meeting your young artist son long ago- and talking with him about the great and the not so.... i know he's making you proud.my world is never gonna be the same with all my closest pals leaving,but faith we'll see each other someday soon- and CELEBRATE LIKE ITS THE LAST SET LISTENING TO BETWEEN THE TWO -QUARTER TO 5, SUNDAY MORNING...precious times.
Posted by Gigi Talley on May 8, 2020
I have known Cliff over 30 years. He had a bright smile and could hold a conversation about anything. He was proud of his family over ALL of his accomplishments. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Big C.
Posted by Brian Cutler on May 7, 2020
Rest in peace my friend. You deserve it.
Posted by Skegee Golden Tigers on May 5, 2020
The Skegee Golden Tigers, Inc. Family express our condolences and prayers to the family of our Golden Tigers Brother Clifford Brown. 

Rest in Peace Golden Boy #95
Posted by Render Copeland on May 5, 2020
The times we enjoyed through the years will be treasured . I’ll see you on “The Night Shift “

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Posted by Pamela Moton on May 30, 2020
RIP C.Brown.you were a gentle giant.I remember you coming in our room in the evening after football practice with my home boy Rickey Jones.Ypu knew all the ladies and you looked put for us.Rest in Peace
T U!!!! You know!!!
Posted by T Phinnessee on May 14, 2020
R.I.P Mr. Brown
Posted by Cynthia Regina Weems Will... on May 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, C. Brown, Clifford Brown, Mr. Brown!! You will be truly missed my friend by myself as well as others!! You were one of the first people I met on Tuskegee's campus, August, 1974. Wow!! Almost 46 years ago!! Getting to know you was a joy!! You were a tough football player, however, you were the biggest, sweetest, kindest gentle giant, I'd ever met!! I'll never forget how we loved to listen to music, talk about music, and even tried to sing the music. Your kindness will never be forgotten. You introduced me to your road dog, Tyrone Phinnessee, who later became my husband after Tuskegee. You were a gift to me from God and you will always hold a special place in my heart. C. Brown, you are in God's loving arms at rest! No more pain!! R.I.H.
Cynthia Regina Weems Phinnessee Williams
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Shared by Billy Pearson on May 5, 2020
Met Big C Brown in the summer of 75. He was THE MAN, when it came to home games and HOMECOMING. I remember him spray painting his  cleats GOLD AND RED. Spatted  down and putting a towel on his head, and the chants rang out..SUN GODDESS!! Him and Jesse Bell  would come get me and say Crab take us to the Coop, or take them to Murts..Just imagine C Brown. Gee Boy, Jesse kool papa Bell all in a volkswagon..C BROWN..as Coach Scissum would say..A STELLAR  PERFORMER!! GOLDEN TIGER 4LIFE