G. Andrew Brown, age 42, of AuTrain and formerly of Blissfield, died unexpectedly late Friday evening, September 6, 2019. He was born at home in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, the fifth child of George and Kay (Hause) Brown on April 27, 1977, and raised in the Blissfield area.
In 1997, Andrew gave his life to Christ and began living as a servant of others first. Also in 1997, Andrew’s best friend became the love of his life He and Sara (Sellick) were married on March 27, 1999. Family was everything to Andrew and he treasured his life of raising six children with Sara. Andrew served in the National Guard. He worked with his father at Davidson Brown, Inc. where he was the fabrication manager and purchasing agent. He started the 4-Star Service Hardware store in the Toledo, Ohio area. Being a lifelong wood worker, Andrew was the visionary behind Great Lakes Wood Working in Adrian, Michigan. It was this entrepreneurial spirit that led to a number of business pursuits and finally brought the Brown family to the Munising area where he began working with Cross General Contracting in 2018 as an estimator and project manager.
Andrew’s imagination, creativity, artistic talents, intelligence, and love for learning were his driving force. However, Andrew’s true passion was people. Whatever he did and all that he involved himself in was meant to have a positive impact on the lives of those around him. He believed that his God-given talents and abilities were to be shared with others. The position listed on one of Andrew’s business cards was “Change Agent”. This was Andrew’s life, whether prison ministry or helping young men find their niche in this life, he wanted to see lives changed for the better. Andrew’s dream was to help others reach their dreams and to see them introduced to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He lead with grace and forgiveness, lazor-focused on the Truth he held so dear: “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching” Matthew 14:23
Andrew is survived by his loving wife and best friend – Sara Brown of AuTrain; their children – Jonah Sellick of Kalamazoo, Hannah Brown, Samuel Brown, Jacob Brown, Emily Brown, and Simon Brown all of AuTrain; parents – George and Kay Brown of Blissfield, MI; siblings – Lora (John) Marks of Palmira, MI, JoNell (Michael) Iffland of Homestead, FL, Dr. Nathaniel Brown of State College, PA, Benjamin (Jana) Brown of Blissfield, MI, Kayla (Daniel) Crist of Adrian, MI, Kara Sue (Brian) Cousino of Towson, MD; father and mother in law – Curtis and Kathleen Sellick of Blissfield, MI; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law – Scott (Sherri) Sellick, Shawn (Frank) Dvorak, Stacey Garza, Shari (Eduardo) Macias, and Shad Sellick; and he was beloved Uncle Andrew because of his love for children to thirty-eight nieces and nephews and twenty-three great nieces and nephews. Andrew was preceded in death by his infant brother Peter Nathaniel Brown, his niece Taylor, and great-niece Madelynn.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Andrew’s life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 1 Mosaic Church, 1002 W. Maple Street, Adrian, Michigan 49221 (www.1mosaic.org) There will be a dessert fellowship reception at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be to be made to the family through a specific fund at 1 Mosaic Church - Andrew Brown Family and can be made directly through the website http://www.onemosaic.org/andrew-brown-family-fund.html or sent to the church.
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1 Mosaic Church - Andrew Brown Family
1002 W. Maple Street, Adrian MI 49221