Benjamin Franklin Brown, Jr., 66, passed away Nov. 8, 2017 while a patient at Woodland Terrace Nursing Home. Prior to his illness he drove a cab for Westside and United Cab Companies. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Keosha Talley; grandson, Ke’Marrus Warren; three brothers, Willie L. Brown, Sr., Willie E. Brown (Chedalia Ann) and Anthony J. Brown; sisters, Lucy M. Ezell and Yvonne (Jefferey) Miller; 2 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. The body will lie in state Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 after 12 noon. Service will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Prospect Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with the Pastor J. Trimble officiating. Interment, Highland Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.