Steven Tevis Brown

Published 5:50 am Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Mr. Steven Tevis Brown, 54, of Davie Academy Road, Mocksville, died suddenly Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1968 in Dona Ana County, N.M., to Walter Tevis and Sharyn Dawn Buchanan Brown. While living in New Mexico, Steve worked at Roper’s Lubricator as a service manager, where he was loved by all of his co-workers and customers, as he was the local boy. During Steve’s college years, he met his wife and moved to Arizona in 1996, where he worked with a close friend, Jim Nasi, owner of Jim Nasi Customs, developing a passion for custom motorcycles. In 2000, Steve married the love of his life, Jana, and moved to North Carolina. After moving to North Carolina, Steve took a job at CarMax of Greensboro, where he continued to develop a rapport with his customers and co-workers. After having children and working nights, Steve decided it best to prioritize his family by working at Bentley of High Point, back on days, which would also become his favorite job. While there, Steve continued to develop professionally and truly displayed his reliability and loyalty to the industry, but most importantly, his customer network. Steve was an excellent mechanic who also enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing, and classic cars, especially his very own ’57 Chevy. Steve was an active member of North Main Street Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon. Steve was always willing to lend a helping hand, was loyal, and reliable to anyone he encountered. Most of all, Steve enjoyed spending time with his children, and loved playing pranks on them. His children brought out a smile which would be with him forever. Steve will be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, brother-in-law, and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by: 2 children, Cari Joyce Brown and an infant child; his maternal grandparents, Calvin Carrol and Netty Zoe Fisher; an uncle, Terry Alan Buchanan; a special uncle who he thought of as a brother, Wesley Carrol Fisher; and a father-in-law and mentor, E. Jerry Stanley.

In addition to his parents who reside in New Mexico, survivors include: his wife of 23 years, Jana Karen Stanley Brown, of the home; 2 children, Amber Sophia Charlotta Brown and Jasper Wesley Herschel Brown, also of the home; a special needs brother-in-law whom he shared a special bond with, E. Jay Stanley; another brother-in-law, Jon Eric Stanley (Cheryl); nephews, Jon Ernest Xavier “Xavi” Stanley and Noah Emory McKinley Stanley; niece, Chloe Ann Ellsbeth Stanley; aunts, Vicki Neilon (Terry) of Ocean Isle Beach and Jeanette Crouthamel (Jimmy) of Westchester, Pa., and cousins, Jason Buchanan and family of Maryland and Joseph Buchanan and family of Arizona; and many, many friends.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Mr. Matt Langfield officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 Friday night at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: ComServ (a program which serves special needs adults), P.O. Box 1080, Lenoir, NC 28645, Memo: Air Park Drive or Carolina Bible Camp, mail to: 307 Oak Meadow Lane Mocksville, NC 27028.

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