Georgia M. Brown

At age 87, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on January 11, 2012. She was of Lansing. She was born July 12, 1924, in Browning, IL, the daughter of Jacob and Grace Smedly.

Sweet Georgia Brown was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a grandmother to all at her cottage on McGilvery Lake where she cherished time with friends and family. She also loved spending time in Arizona with her sister and “#2 son, Gary Dwaine Padgett.”

She is survived by her children, Charlotte (Russell Launer) Sinadinos, Todd (Robbin) Brown, and Melinda Johnson; grandchildren, Christa, Stephen and Rachel Sinadinos, Sam and Sage Brown, Anthony Johnson, Morgan Patterson, and Katina Launer; her beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Atha Snyder and Ledith Padgett; many beloved extended family members; and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clark “Lefty” Brown in 1999; and brother, Jefferson Eugene Smedly.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Mr. Fred Tabor officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice.

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Nicole Snyder-Garrison
January 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

So sorry to hear about Aunt Georgia….She will be greatly missed by her two sisters (Atha is my grandmother) & the rest of her family here in Central Illinois. They had a great time this past summer on their visit at Aunt Georgia’s. The sisters played “jewelry dress-up” with some of Granny Grace’s jewelry & had a good laugh. My family will never forget the trip to the cabin & all the other great times when we were able to get together. Love you Aunt Georgia! We will miss you!

Donna LaDuke
January 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Georgia and my mom were friends from the 40s and Charlotte and I grew up together. Whenever I think of Georgia, I remember her warmth, charm and tolerance for the mischief of children. She will be missed by many.

Margaret Todd
January 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

To my most special cousin, Sweet Georgia Brown’s, family I send my sympathy. I know she is celebrating going to be with her Lord and the reunion with all those who have already gone there. I’m so glad we spent a week with her at the lake this past fall. What a wonderful time we had. She was definitely the “hostess with the mostest” There will be no way forgetting her joy of life and that infectious laugh. The great thing about her, after her love for the Lord, was her acceptance and love for everyone she knew. What a great lady. We will miss her so very much. She leaves a huge hole and many precious memories in this family.

Ledith Snyder Whitehall
January 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

You will be missed Sweet Aunt Georgia Brown, especially by your two sisters Ledith and Atha (my mother) and the multitude of extended family. I will always remember your energy and the spark that you brought to every room you entered! Love you!!

Ed Atzenhoffer
January 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Aunt Georgia’s death is such sad news and I want express my sorrow and sympathy to all who love her. She was undoubtedly the sweetest person and will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Jimmy & Laura Hardy
January 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

My Cousin was wonderful and will always be in our hearts until we join her. Sweet Georgia Brown we “LOVE YOU”!

Luana & Eric Foster
January 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Dear Charlie, Russ, and family,
We hope that the wonderful memories you have will give you comfort.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Chapman
January 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Char, my prayers are with you and your entire family in this very sad time. God bless you all.



Toni Smedley Gish Reller
January 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am so sad to just hear of her passing, I loved her dearly. She showed me by example that Love has no limits of time and endures forever. My deepest sympathy to my Michigan Cousins, Charlotte, Wendy, Todd and Aunts Atha and Ledith..

Billye LaDuke
January 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

I meet Georgia when I first came to Michigan in 1946. we both worked at Walgreen’s.

We lost track of each other for a period of time, but when my husband passed away 8-2-2007 there was Sweet Georgia, I was so please & surprised to see her, and of course we promised to get together, but that never happened, and I am sorry.

She was special to all that had the good fortune to know her.

My sympathy goes out to her children: Charlotte, Wendy, and Todd

charlene long-coleman mi
January 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I first met “Sweet Georgia Brown” when she would come to family get-togethers with my Great Aunt Floy Stark. She was a very nice lady that always had a smile on her face. She definitely fit the definition of “Sweet”. A very lovely lady. We will miss her at our family get-togethers. RIP Georgia.

Linda Schumacher AZ
January 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I will certainly miss Sweet Aunt Georgia Brown, she didn’t let anything get her down, such a trooper. She’s left all of us who love her here on earth, but am sure she is with all her loved ones that have passed before. My family (April @ Chad) and I send our prayers and sympathy to her family. We Love You

Pat Phillips
January 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

Alway enjoyed my visits with Georgia at the lake. She’ll be missed by all!!


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