Lisa M. Brown

Lisa M. Brown

Lisa passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born August 24, 1966 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Charles and Joan (Hope) Graves. Lisa had been a bartender at Ozzie’s in Otsego and for the last 22 years had been the deli supervisor at the Harding’s Friendly Market in Otsego. In her spare time she enjoyed needlepoint, relaxing with a beer and cigarette along with listening to Kid Rock and Nickelback. Lisa was a wonderful mother, grandmother and wife, over the past 10 years her grandchildren have become her pride and joy. In 1995 in Allegan she married Kenneth Brown who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kenneth Brown of AZ, Charlene (Russell) King of SC and Jeffery Brown of Otsego; 3 grandchildren, David, Collin and Noah; her mother and her siblings, C.J. Graves and Dana Ponder.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends may visit with Lisa’s family Friday, December 18, 2015 starting at noon at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Lisa may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Ann Wright says:

    I’ve known Lisa for the 15 years. Met her at Hardings when I first moved here. We grew our friendship over the years and became very close and always checked on each others ailments when we crossed paths. I’m saddened to hear of her passing but happy she is in a better place and out of pain. My condolences to her family she will be greatly missed.

  2. Kathy Graham says:

    A special girl that welcomed me with open arms when I moved to this town I now call home. Will miss you dearly.

  3. Adrienne Davis says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Lisa was a second mother to be throughout my entire childhood, as I spent more time at her home than my own. Lots of laughter, advice, and fun whenever I was with her. As I got older, she always made sure to check in on me and beamed with pride as if she was my mother. Deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire family.

  4. Renee Masterson says:

    I never knew Lisa. But she was still known by a friend and I just suffered a loss on Thanksgiving Day. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Let love in from those who are there to help you in your need. Saddened by the death of a loved one. Peace I leave with you.

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  6. Laurie McDonald says:

    My prayers go out to her family. The Lord has another angel. I will miss her smiling face and her kindness. RIP my friend.

  7. Mary Rice says:

    I met Lisa at Ozzies she was always nice and friendly. She always welcomed you with a smile. She’ll be truly missed.

  8. julie lynch says:

    So sad a veryvsweet lady , prayers for her family.

  9. When I worked at Hardings in Otsego , Lisa was always a beautiful, nice and always sweet person to me. My condolences to all her family and friends. Thoughts and prayers sent.
    Jill Fritzler

  10. Kathy Meyer says:

    I have known Lisa for over 20 years. Sorry we grew apart but the memories of all the fun times and laughs we had have always and will always be here. I am so thankful she met Ken and was able to enjoy children in her life. She often told how she wish she could have her own. She loved Ken very much.

  11. Sherry Wiltshire says:

    Sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. We had a lot of fun at Ozzie’s. I remember the day she got married. She, Ken and the kids all stopped in. You will be missed by so many, my friend.

  12. Debbie Skipton Havens says:

    First : i would like to give my condolences to lisa’s family , im so very sorry for your loss my heart goes out to all of you .

    Lisa was my friend, a very good friend, one who you could count on…lisa , im going to miss you girl . she’s one of many who excepted me for me…no guestions asked …i love and miss you girl thank’s for being my friend….
    I will see you again Deb Skipton,Havens

  13. Stacey Sprau says:

    As I keep reading this notification with disbelief, that another beautiful angel has left this earth to soon. I will never forget our last visit a few weeks ago and how you weren’t ready to leave your family. I know you must have faught hard right till the end.
    You will live on in my heart with all those fun memories we made together, till we meet again!

  14. Ed Kawakami says:

    Lisa will be missed she was always so friendly an smiling so she will be missed by many R.I.P my friend may God give her family strength so sorry for your loss

  15. Amanda and Sophie says:

    You will be dearly Mom. Heaven got another beautiful Angel. Love you.

  16. Rosemary Parker says:

    My condolences to her family. I didn’t know Lisa well, but she was unfailingly pleasant, cheerful and helpful when I ran into her at Hardings. That’s such a rare thing in today’s world. She will surely be missed.

  17. Jean long and Alexis Ware says:

    Kenny and family
    So sorry to hear about Lisa she was a wonderful woman with always a kind spirit. I loved being her neighbor for a time and being able to call her a friend. She will be missed.

  18. Muriel Mac Donald says:

    I worked with Lisa at Hardings, but more than that, she was my friend. It always put a smile on my face when I came to work and saw she was working too. We shared many fun stories about our grandkids. They were her pride and joy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. Muriel MacDonald says:

    I worked with Lisa at Hardings, but more than that she was my friend. Always made me happy when we worked the same days. We shared many fun stories about our grandkids, who were her pride and joy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  20. Cindy and Jimmy Roberts says:

    We’ve known Lisa for about 25-30 years. Lisa was an amazing person.She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and friend. She had a heart of gold. There are so many memories that I could go on forever. Lisa always had a smile on her face
    and seen the good in everyone. We played on the same pool team for many years. When she met Kenny she had found the love of her life. She loved her family more than anything. We are so blessed and lucky to have had Lisa in our lives and to call her friend. We will forever miss her but will never forget her. We love you Lisa!

  21. Doris Moreno says:

    Good friends for 20 years and played on a pool league together. We had many laughs and good times and you will be sorely missed sweetheart!

  22. Ruby Rogers says:

    Awwe i was sadden to hear the news of lisa, she was such a sweet lady, i knew her from when i worked at dollar general and also when she worked at dollar general. May God be with the family at this time.

  23. Ruby Rogers says:

    Im sorry i meant to say when she worked at hardings and good ole ozzies.

  24. Dora Campbell says:

    We are so Sorry for your loss.We are going to miss Lisa.Lisa was a Very Special Person and anybody who new Lisa is truly blessed.We considered Lisa a part of are family.We are sending hugs and prayers to Lisa’s family

  25. Karen Myers (Butcher ) says:

    I’ve known Lisa many years , goes back to the Ozzies days ! May she rest in peace ! She will be missed.

  26. Patti Hewitt says:

    So saddened to read of Lisa. She always had a smile, greeted customers by their name. A hard worker. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Such a loss, taken too soon in life. She will be remembered and missed by many.

  27. Teena Smith says:

    Im so very sorry for your loss my mom worked with lisa at Harding’s market and my mom said she will be very missed her name is Charlotte Vist again my family is so sorry for your loss may god be with all of in this very hard time

  28. Nancy says:

    Lisa had a sweet, gentle, fun and loving spirit. I knew her from Dollar General and Hardings. Always had a smile that brightened up your day. Very special. She will be missed in our community.
    Condolences and prayers to strengthen the family in the days ahead.

  29. Charlene King says:

    This women was my mom, my best friend, my kids grandma and now she is my angel!! It is hard to believe i cant call her everyday and have our afternoon talks or call and ask her for all the great advise she has always given me or have our margarita together. This entire thing breaks my heart and saddens me but so glad she isnt in pain anymore. You will be missed by many. You will live on through all of us with all the great memories we got to enjoy with you. Mom thank you for all you did for me because i wouldnt be the women i am today without you. I love you!!

  30. Char Maclaine says:

    I am so very sorry. My heart breaks for all of you. I never met your mom but if she made you,Char, the woman you are then she must have been wonderful. Hug each other and share your tears..that’s all we can do. God bless.

  31. Terri Hogue-Long says:

    I was very saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. We began our friendship at Ozzie’s and as she moved on to Hardings we always would still talk and check up every now and again. Lisa loved her life and her family to the moon and back. I had always wished that her battle with Lymphoma would be a thing of her past. Unfortunately here we all area saying good-bye to someone who left to soon. I send prayers to her family and children. Just know that in your heart she is in a much more beautiful place today. I will miss her smiling face always,

  32. kenny brown says:

    Gonna miss ya mom. I wish i wouldn’t have moved so far away from you and dad, wish i could have spend more time together. You truly were a great mom. I love you lots.

  33. Tom Martin says:

    Very special person that I had the great pleasure to know and will miss her dearly.

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