Celebrating the life of

Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown

Passed away on November 06, 2021

Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown

Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown, age 66, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, with his wife by his side.  Chuck courageously battled cancer for the last four years, while living life lovingly and as fully as possible.

Chuck was born in Savannah on September 13, 1955 as the son of Elbert Duncan and Arlene Lumley Brown. Chuck enjoyed a happy childhood in a neighborhood full of children. He began playing sports at an early age and was a sports and athletic advocate all of his life. Chuck maintained many friendships from his earliest years throughout his life. He was loyal.  Chuck graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School in 1973. He attended South Georgia College and graduated from Armstrong State College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Chuck retired from many years of service as a professional in the insurance industry, representing Allstate Insurance Company.  Chuck valued and appreciated his clients. Chuck was baptized into the Christian faith as a young child. He exhibited those virtues throughout his life, sometimes quietly, sometimes joyfully, and he was always gracious, compassionate and loving. He attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church along with his wife Susie. 

In 2009, he married Susan Maria (Susie) Pelli Clements. Chuck enjoyed and appreciated the beautiful life they had together on Isle of Hope. They were always surrounded by their sons, family, and many friends.  Chuck especially enjoyed his golf time and looked forward to annual golf tournaments when his son, Michael, came from Atlanta to play in those tournaments with him. Chuck received “outstanding sportsmanship” awards throughout his school years.  He attended UGA games with his friends for many years. When Chuck was no longer able to physically manage the road trips to the games, he and Susie hosted the UGA games in their home where all were welcome.

Chuck leaves behind his wife, Susie, his son, Michael Mangan Brown, Atlanta, stepson, Travis Wynne Clements, Savannah, sister, Gail Brown Rountree and brother-in-law, James M. (Mickey) Rountree, Savannah. In 2009, when Chuck married Susie, he was thrilled to add Pelli in-laws to his family. He leaves behind Jimmy and Barbara Pelli, Linda and Sonny Harper, Gina and James Brennan, Dickey and Linda Sanders Pelli, Mary and Steve Horton, Julie and Neal Rodewolt, John and Cherie Pelli, and Terry and Frances Pelli. Chuck is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Duncan and Arlene Lumley Brown, Savannah, and a nephew, Rhett Morgan Rountree, Savannah.

The family extends warm gratitude to the many friends who loved, supported, and encouraged Chuck during these last four years. The family is especially grateful for the care he received from Memorial Health.

Visitation will take place at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, Georgia, 31406, on Thursday, November 11, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The memorial service will be on Friday, November 12, 4:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, Georgia, 31419.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Jenkins Athletic Club, 6408 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31406 will be meaningful.







So many good times, so many great memories. Parties, GA football, marriage, children and watching our kids play and grow up together. Chuck will be so missed by our family. We love him dearly and he has made a possive impact on our lives. All our prayers for Susie, Michael and Travis. We will miss Chuck forever. Love and prayers.

- Pat and Pam O'Connor, Savannah, Ga

May the lord bless the family. Chuck and myself go back to when he was in the sears building at the mall. a real true man 100% man. If Allstate rates is the highest i still buy the insurance because of Chuck he going to take care of you 100%. We lost a true man,Chuck told me about the cancer before a he told his son while working on his home. Peace be with the Family.

- peter Thompson, Savannah, Georgia

Chuck was a great person but God needed another angel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and and especially Susie, Michael and Travis. We are here if you need anything.

- Harry and Sherri Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!


- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

We know you are sitting at the feet of Jesus as you were special, more special than most of us

- Debbie Taylor Houchens , Savannah, Ga

Just last week, I jokingly said to someone that ‘I was the nicest person in the world’. I immediately paused for a moment… and then I seriously said ‘well that’s not quite true. There is a fella I know by the name of Chuck Brown… he’s actually the nicest person in the world’. And I meant that! I have known Chuck since 1989 as he took care of all of my insurance needs. I, and everyone that knew him will miss him dearly. This world was a better place with Chuck. My prayers and thoughts are with his family, other loved ones, and all of his friends. May all please take care.

- Danny Weatherly, Savannah, GA

Susie,Michael,Travis and family. My heart goes out to you all over this terrible loss. Chuck was such a sweet soul. If you knew Chuck for 5 minutes ,you had a great day. If you were lucky enough to be his friend then your life was so much better. I can't say Chuck was my "best friend" ,but he was certainly the BEST, of all my friends. This past Wednesday I got a phone call from Chuck . He heard that I hurt my shoulder and he was calling to check on me. Here's a guy who was in a really bad place physically but only concerned about others. But that was Chuck. We talked and laughed for 15 minutes or so and as we said our goodbye's and pledged to get together soon I said "Love you buddy" and Chuck replied "Love you too ,Fino" And that was it. I don't think we ever expressed that before but that was certainly the time. It was always just understood. We all loved Chuck very much and he loved us right back. Chucky, I hope you're on the most beautiful golf course imaginable and all the holes dogleg to the right to fit that little fade of yours. God bless you my brother, we miss you so much already.

- Mike Finocchiaro, Savannah, GA - Georgia

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Chuck was one of the kindest people. Alway had a good time when Barrett and I would run in to him at parties, ball games etc...

- Cindy R Welsh, Savannah, GA

Let me wipe these tears ,so I can see my iPad. Good thing Chuck has “everlasting life insurance” , so we will have him with us forever. God truly will remember him 110% ; to bring him back in good health with eternity in perfection. John 5:28,29 How beautiful to see Chuck taking care of people to the fullest extent possible. Even in his last moments, sharing compassion. With eternity in his heart, when he awakens from the grave as did Lazarus; he will continue with us. His Godly qualities were a blessing to humanity. May his family be comforted at this grievous time.“Enjoy Life Forever” will give you strength to endure. Warm Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana

Godspeed Chuck. I know that you are with Jesus.

- Brad Wittfeld, Savannah, GA

One of the finest guys I've ever know. He will be missed but leaves behind wonderful memories. God Bless

- Jack Wilson, Savannah, GA

Julie, Gail and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my dear friend. I grew up in the neighborhood with all the children on 62nd Street and went to school from first grade until graduation from Jenkins High with Chuck. He was one of the nicest people, always smiling and a great attitude. When he had his business on Waters Avenue with Allstate, I was his client and followed him to Rountree. I will always remember Chuck and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Fondly, Debi Moody Lanier

- Debi Lanier, SAVANNAH, GA

chuck was a terrific guy. we shared many good times during our time at kem dist.. i send my thoughts and prayers to his family.

- elton hoffman, Savannah, GA

Godspeed Chuck , I hate that we never got to meet up and visit coach Lester we had talked about it at boys club golf tournament. Prayers to your family you where a great friend to everyone, Sigbert All

- Sigbert H All III, Townsend, GA

Played baseball with him at Armstrong was a great person and ballplayer. He called me "Pooler" back in the day...Rest in Peace my friend

- Glen Wilson "Pooler", Pooler, ga

Thanks for so many amazing memories! You will never be forgotten. We are all so blessed to have had you in our lives. Rest In Peace dear friend!

- Ralph and Linda Sendell Vick, Savannah, Georgia

Susie and Michael, We are so sorry to hear about Chuck. We had a lot of good times when both Michaels were growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Michael Broderick and Family

- Tom Broderick, Savannah, GA

Susie, Michael,Travis,and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Chuck. We had some good times together as the two Michaels grew up together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Michael Broderick and Family

- Tom Broderick, Savannah, GA

Chuck was the first of "Us Boys" to get his driver's license. He would take us to church and we would ride all around afterwards. I remember that he wouldn't let us play the radio in the cemetery. He said we had to be Respectful. All through my life, just thinking about Chuck would make me feel better. He was The Best! Goodbye to a wonderful man and dear friend...Willie Tomat

- Willie Tomat, Framingham, MA

Susie, Our thoughts and prayers are extend to you, Michael, Travis and family. We wish we could be there in person. Chuck was one of the nicest! He will be missed. Sincerely Anne and James Byerly

- Byerly, Kansas City, MO

Chuck was a tremendous soul and will be missed by all. Condolences to all his family and friends.

- Madeline and ‘Little’ Billy Mangan, Grayson, GA

Chuck was definitely one of a kind. My heart is broken. To the family of Chuck…May your heart be filled with the fond memories you shared with him. Much LOVE, Cheryl Luce Peacock

- Cheryl Peacock, Marble, North Carolina

A candle has been lit!

Prayers of comfort during this time and each day forward. Chuck was always pleasant and smiling. He will be missed and remembered.

- Norma Taylor, Savannah, Ga

Dear Susie and family please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. Chuck was a sweet, gentle soul. He had a sweet smile and spirit. May those cherished memories flood your hearts and minds during this time. God bless you all and God bless Chuck for a life well lived.

- Tina Youmans, Savannah , Ga

To the entire Brown family I convey my deepest sympathy. Chuck was always so pleasant to visit with. He was a wonderful man and I'll miss him.

- Bobby Sauers, Richmond Hill, Ga.

Our condolences to Susie and the Brown and Pelli families. Chuck was one of the nicest individuals to walk this earth. I had the pleasure of knowing Chuck since high school, through college and working together at KEM Distributing. Chuck always had a smile on his face and he never met a person that wasn't his friend within five minutes. Heaven got another angel.

- Charles and Barbara Daly, Charlotte, North Carolina

I loved me some Chuck Brown truly a great friend and if this world was full of people who treated others as Chuck did that would be a awesome world to live in. RIP CHUCK. So sorry for your loss Susie,Michael and Travis he will be missed for sure

- David Barras, Pooler, Georgia

Chuck was such a kind and gentle soul. He fought hard for so long. Your family is in my prayers. May God's peace surround you and hold you close.

- Debbie Hosey, Savannah, GA

Chuck was a true friend. Will always be one of the good guys.Couldn't have known a better person then Chuck and I was one of the few that got to call him by his first name ,Elbert. Godspeed Elbert until we meet again.

- Charles Butler, Pembroke, GA

Dear Gail and family of Chuck, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked for Mickey for years, many years ago. Gail, so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother, son and husband all within a year. It will take time and God's grace to heal. Janice Whited

- Janice Whited, Savannah, Ga

Gail was so sorry to read about brother. My sincere condolences are sent to you and your family. Many prayers and hugs.

- Elizabeth Ford Andrews, Savannah, Georgia

Without a doubt the nicest man I've ever known! Chuck was one of the first people I met when I moved to Savannah over 40 years ago. Through the years we shared a lot of good times and made many memories that I'll always cherish. Susie, Michael, and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you. My deepest condolences.

- Wayne McGowan, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Gail, Mickey, Susie, Regina and family: Peter and I are so sorry for the loss of Chuck. I wish we had known him. But know that from all we've heard about him, he was an outstanding person of excellence!!! May he rest in Peace and may all of you be granted God's peace and mercy during this time of loss. Hold his memory in your hearts. Blessings and prayers. Bonnie and Peter

- Bonnie and Peter Delvers, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Memorial Service
  • 4:00 p.m. on Fri, November 12, 2021
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
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