A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Andrew passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his residence in Prairieville. He was 87 and a native of Center Ridge, Arkansas. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Gloria Winley Brown; one son, Andrew Brown, Jr. (Mary); seven daughters, Lucille Williams (Pastor Willie), Valerie Patterson (Richard), Flora Williams, Andrea Brown, Jana Ortiz (Dan), Gena Brown Paine, Johanna Williams (Jarmel); brother, Rev. Natheniel Brown (Vanteen); devoted family friend, David Basquine Jr.; 17 grandchildren including devoted grandchildren, Ricky Paine Jr. and Danyelle Paine; 13 great-grandchildren; devoted caregivers, Ollie Smith (Weedie) and Dawn Lowe. Preceded in death by his parents, George Brown and Flora Coy Flood Brown; son, John Terry Brown; brother, Bronner Brown and sister-in-law, Helen Brown. Visitation will be held at Grant's Westside Funeral Services on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. until service at 11:30am. Interment to follow in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at www.grantswestside.com.
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Grants Westside Funeral Services
1151 Louisiana Avenue
Port Allen, LA 70767
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013