Andre Lavelle Brown

Andre Brown Newspaper photo

Andre Lavelle Brown was born on December 25, 1972 in Columbus, Ohio to Eugenia Caldwell and the late Michael E. Lewis. Andre accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Christ Memorial Baptist Church. Andre attended Briggs High School in Columbus, Ohio. Andre was an avid boxer and he boxed at the Blackburn Recreation Center under Coach Pruitt. Andre truly loved his family, especially his mother. Andre worked with his stepfather, Alivin Caldwell for construction for many years. Andre loved God. He was such a loving brother and loyal friend. He was full of life and enjoyed hanging out with his friends. He loved to make everyone laugh.

On Sunday, May 17th at the age of 47, his earthly journey was fulfilled. Andre was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Anthony (Tony) Brown; maternal grandmother, Inez Frances Brown; maternal grandfather, Julius Brown; paternal grandfather, Richard Lewis; paternal grandmother, Margaret Lewis; uncles, William (Billy) Brown and Donald C. Brown; and aunts, Martha Butch, Maryann Brown, and Shirley Brown.

He leaves to cherish, loving mother, Eugenia R. (Alvin) Caldwell; brother, Kevin Cook and Michael Lewis; sisters, Pamela Y. Brown, Michelle (Tyrone) Bays, Adrah C. Forrest, Valerie (Darrell) Scott, and Kimberly (Timothy) Pearson; aunts, Deborah Brown, Jasmine Lewis (Wallace Mclean), Phyllis (Alan) Moore, and Gail Lewis all of Columbus, Ohio, Sandra (James) Canady of Bolingbrook, Illinois, Wesi (Carlton) Kennebrew of Atlanta, GA, Beverly Brown of St. Louis, MO, Louis Drinkard of Toccoa, GA; special nephews, Devin (Jonte) Brown, and Anthony Dashawn (Tone-Tone) Brown; special cousins, Elvis Brown, Deidra Reese, and Asa Brown; uncle, Joseph Brown of Toccoa, GA; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends , including special friends Adrienne Boone, Marquisa Goodgame, Sheena Pickens, Wardelle Barnett, Avery Brock, Antwan Green, Lawrence Smith, and Craig Johnson.

Private services Visitation 10AM and Funeral Service 11AM Thursday, May 28, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). A mask is mandatory for service.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

The complete obituary is being drafted by the family please keep them in your prayers.

Condolence Messages

  1. I can’t believe that Iam writing this homie Uptown. We go way back. Save me a seat when I get there homie. Much love from the homie big mark.

  2. Rest In Peace now family, you will most certainly be missed by me and the kids…love you always. Nae



  4. My friend from way back rest up brother

  5. Chauncey Ross

    Thank you for all the memories cuzz NORTH SIDE (know what I’m talkn bout? (Uhm huh)
    you 4/5 COLD 1’s

  6. Sending thoughts and prayers to uptown family from Delaware ohio!!.

  7. Uptown imma miss you i love you big brother

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss! He was a great person and will be missed! God Bless

  9. Lolita Taylor


  10. Tinia Spencer

    I send my condolences to the family. I will always miss you Uptown. Your friend Tinia Spencer

  11. Anissa Matthews

    Gone too soon
    Remember all the crazy fun times..
    You used to get on my nerves but you will be missed. REST EASY friend

  12. R.i.p my homie just seen you on 20th few weeks

  13. Master Pirate

    May your family and your soul be at peace.

  14. Melanie Revels

    Gonna miss you uptown Myrtle Ave 4 life 4 or 5 cold ones with some single Rest IN Peace friend love ya homie

  15. elondia Pyfrom

    I can’t believe you gone tell bro I said whats up

  16. Lillie Barnett

    You are very must beening.Miss love you my little brother from other mother.Rest in Heaven. And for yourFamily y’all are in prayed.God Blessed.

  17. I can’t believe your gone, another life took to soon I’m going to miss you, my heart hurts another good friend gone R.I.H kiss meme for me uptown lost for words (MAN) I will keep your family and friends in my prayers every day (lost for words)

  18. Uptown you were definitely different and your presence is already missed. Chill times, cookouts and everything in between won’t be the same without you. Rest easy buddy and make sure the heavens know “What you talkin’ bout”. Nothing but love, always!

  19. Johnson family

    Della Johnson and family condolences to the family of Andre we love you man MBA always be in our hearts God bless

  20. Marilyn Spires

    My thoughts and prayers for your family God bless you.

  21. Hey my brother,cuz,dear friend .It was so sad to hear you have left us too.Give my sis a for me.She don’t have to see who babysitting now cause she got you again. I sho do love and miss y’all.

  22. Candy,Teeny,Tracy and Liz Carpenter

    My prayers are with the family Ms. Gene I remember when he was born The Carpenter family send our love and prayers

  23. Marilyn Curry Nixon

    I’m just finding out about Aundre, I’m so sorry little Jean about your loss. You been apart of our family since I was a little girl. You was one of my mother best friend. We all love you and your family so much. May he rest in heavenly peace. Love always the Curry family

    • Eugenia Caldwell

      Thank you so much Marilyn. A piece of my heart is broken into I lost Tony my middle son 33yrs ago and now my baby Andre this is unbearable I can’t believe that he is gone I had your phone number I’m going to look for it and give you a call again thank you so much for and your family for the condolences.

  24. Eugenia Caldwell

    Thank you so much for your condolences.

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