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Gerald "Jerry" Brown

Obituary for Gerald "Jerry" Brown

December 6, 1939 - July 12, 2016
Jasper, Michigan | Age 76


Gerald "Jerry" Robert Brown, died unexpectedly on July 12, 2016 at his barber shop where he faithfully barbered for 56 years. Jerry was the son of Robert and Caroline (Hagadorn) Brown. Jerry was married to his dear wife and faithful friend, Alice Jean Ries, on October 30, 1958 at the Ridgeville Bible Church in Jasper, MI.
Jerry cut his last customer's hair, hung his apron on the back of his chair, turned around into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, who ushered him from his barber chair into the arms of God.
Jerry faithfully served his customers in his barber shop providing humor, a listening ear and friendship. When his customer/friends became ill or disabled he would go to their homes, hospital, assisted living, etc. to cut their hair. He provided his services from his heart and love and respect for his customers, who became his dear friends. He also never missed the death of his friends' visitation/funeral. (Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Col 3:23)
Jerry and Alice Jean have lived all their married life in Jasper until 3 years ago, when they started wintering in Lake Wales, FL, enjoying avoiding the cold winter months in MI. By April though, Jerry was ready to head back to Michigan, to start a new season of farming with his son, Kent.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Alice Jean Brown of Jasper; four sons; Marvin (Robin) Brown, Kent (Alaine) Brown, Todd (Laurie) Brown, and Troy (Cheryl) Brown, all of Jasper, MI; grandchildren, Kyle, Kasey, Aleighya, Lauren, Zachary, Justin, Jenna, Erin, Andrew, Abbey, and Alexander Brown; one great-grandchild; a sister, Rosalyn (Bob) Green of Adrian and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Caroline Brown, a son Keith Brown, granddaughter Josie Jean Brown and a sister, Joan in infancy.
Jerry will be missed greatly by his friends and extended families.
Jerry would be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and prayers shown to his family,
and they thank you from the bottom of their hearts.
Funeral services for Jerry will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Bruce Jewett officiating. Interment will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Jasper Bible Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


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Adrian, MI 49221

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