Fred Allen Brown was born on June 8, 1950 in Washington, D.C., to the late Joseph and Edith Nicholas. On Feb. 21, 2013, he transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home.
Fred was educated in the D.C. public school system. Fred continued his education at Suffield University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Fred was a well-known substance abuse counselor for the D.C. and Md. areas for many years. He was also a well-known public speaker. He was employed with Cornell Abraxas, Community Vision, Second Genesis, and served as the director for the Good Hope Institute.
Fred had a very strong compassion for helping those suffering from substance abuse. It was so strong that he was motivated to open his own program named “Reach for Foundation,” but due to his sickness he didn’t complete his efforts.
Fred joined the Moorish Science Temple of America #71, Washington, D.C. He was known to many as Uncle Freddy, Mr. Brown El, and his good friend, Michael Fleger called him, “Coconut Fred.” His favorite hobby was playing dominoes, a game which no one proved to be a worthy opponent; he was The Champ! Fred loved listening to music and having social time with his family and friends.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edith Nicholas; and three sisters, Carolyn Reed, Pamela Nicholas and Jacquline Thornhill. Fred leaves to cherish his memory, one sister, Rebecca Nicholas-Credle; one brother, Aaron Nicholas Sr.; two loving daughter, Michelle Bivens and Lehcar Brown E; five grandchildren, Jessica Bivens, Courtney Bivens, Kyree Bivens, Karwin Carroll Jr., and Karen Carroll; one great-grandson, Zyion Liles; fiance, Rachel Horton EL; and god-daughter, Crystal Hill; two brothers-in-law, Eric Credle and Samuel Reed Sr.; two very close friends, Khadijah Long and Brother R. JonesBey. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was loved by many, but God love him best.