Ubie Robinson Brown
Ubie Robinson Brown was born in Washington, DC
on August 24, 1943 to the late Viola Hicklin and Ubie
Robinson Brown Sr. He earned his wings on October
8, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Ubie received his formal education in the Washington
District Public Schools.
He began his career as machine press operator with
the Washington Post where he retired after 30 years of dedicated service.
Ubie was known to his friends as Fish from his love of fishing but to his family he was
simply Pook a Boy. And just by hearing those two nick names we knew if you were
family or friend.
He loved anything and all things associated with horses and found himself traveling from
state to state just to see horseracing. When he got to where he wasn’t able to travel far
he would find his way to Rosecroft Racetrack where he became the unofficial track
announcer. If you wanted to find him all you had to do was show up at the racetrack and
there he would be with those glasses hanging off the bridge of his nose and deep in the
racing form. There was always a crowd around wanting a tip or two and just a little help
to make a wager.
He was well known and loved by many and all you had to do was to describe him or his
cherry red scooter that he whipped around in like it was his Cadillac Eldorado from
back in the day. The response would always be the same “oh you talking about Fish”
and they would tell you exactly where you could find him. His heart was so giving and
didn’t matter if you was young or old if you asked him for it he gave even if you didn’t
ask he still gave. Always supporting a cause whether it was somebody selling pies,
cakes dinners, or even kids selling candy he would be just give you the money and let
you keep what you was selling. “Give it to somebody else” is what he would say. He had
a love for people like no other but none could compare to the love he had for his
grands and great-grands all they had to do was make one call and his response was
simply “come pick it up”.
Preceded him in death were his parents, his son Billy Brown, grandson
Anthony Pettaway and two sisters Geneva Brown and Patricia Hicklin.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years Joyce Brown, and two sons Ubie
Brown (Towanna), and Anthony Brown, two daughters Catrina Wilson (John)
and Selena Brown. Fourteen Grandchildren Shayla Mack, Michael Cheeks,
Alisha Powells, Tyeisha Brown, Ubie Ross, Tyree Brown, Shalae Smith, Jasmine
Holloway, Unique Smith, Tynika Brown, Brianna Brown, Joe Holloway Jr., Javon
Holloway, and Tyler Butler. Four Great-Grandchildren Candace Cheeks, Swayzee
Smith, Amari and Armon Garrison, two sisters Mary Young and Shirley Hicklin and
two brothers Gerald and Anthony Hicklin and a host of relatives and friends.