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Andrew James Brown, Sr.

January 21, 1924 — May 29, 2020

Andrew James Brown, Sr., 96, of Berrien Springs, died May 29, 2020 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stevensville.

He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Wilmington, N. C., to Clara Brown and Sam Aaron Bannerman, Sr., and he was raised in Currie, N. C. He served for two and a half years with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Prior to moving to Michigan, he resided in New Jersey for over 70 years, where he was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 33 years and Hayward Industries for over 20 years. He was a quiet man who enjoyed football, cooking, family and friends.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine.

He is survived by his son, Andrew J. Brown, Jr., (wife Ruby); grandson, Andrew J. Brown III; and four great-grandchildren: Emma, Andrew IV, Jonas and Nadia; very close nieces and nephews: Carolyn Nobles, Ronald Weeks, and Vera Mathis; and a host of other family and friends.

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