Richard Cortez Brown was born on July 23, 1973 in Dallas, Texas to Glendia Gail Brown. He accepted Christ at a young age when he was a member of Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. There, he served as a junior deacon and sang in the choir.
In December 2009, Richard united with the Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Diretha Ford West.
Richard is survived by his wife, Francesca Brown; children, Courtney Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, Arielle Brown, Bethany Johnson, Malik Brown; grandchildren, D'Anthony Barefield, Layla Barnes, Micah Johnson; mother, Glendia Gail Brown; siblings, Carmelita Brown and Tyrome Brown. He also leaves behind a village of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to celebrate his homegoing.