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Douglas Wilton Brown

September 24, 1973 — March 6, 2024

Celebrating the life of

Douglas Wilton Brown

Douglas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 24th, 1973, to Granville L. and Ellen W. Brown. In his childhood, he enjoyed sports,  playing football, track, baseball, and basketball. Doug graduated from Milan Area Schools with a high school diploma. 

Douglas is survived by his parents, Granville L. and Ellen W. Brown, his siblings: Michael C. Brown, Granville L. Brown Jr., Darin A. Brown, and Dorienne (Antonio) Brown-Stephens. His legacy lives on through his daughters, Jalessa D. Brown, April J. Brown, and son Kayleb D. Sims. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jeremiah McDaniel, Trevon Murray, Jacob Sesay, and King J. Sims. 

Douglas aka Dougie B was adored by many, including his special love, Twynette Long, with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship to the very end. He was cherished dearly by many special childhood friends including Robert "Scooter" Thomas, Steven Mitchell, and Anthony McCormick.

For all of you who… held his hand, kissed his baby toes, pinched his nose, coached him, mentored him, taught him, pulled all-nighters with him, broke bread, shared a toast, laughed and cried with him, loved him….. THANK YOU. 

Dear Douglas W. Brown, as we say Goodbye on this side, we treasure the love and the lessons we learned together and we find solace in knowing you touched so many lives within the  moments that graced your life. Rest in Love knowing you are forever cherished and will be deeply missed.

The family of Douglas Brown appreciates the calls, texts, and love as we lay him to rest.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may send donations in Doug's memory to the Brown-Hutcherson Ministries Outreach Program, 618 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


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