Janet Kay Brown

March 23, 1957November 2, 2018

BROWN, Janet Kay – of Swartz Creek / Mundy Township, age 61, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 12 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan with a 1-hour visitation immediately prior. Pastor Dale L. Lewis will officiate with burial to follow at Thetford Township Cemetery. Janet Kay Brown was born March 23, 1957 in Flint, Michigan the beloved daughter of Lenus H. French and Margaret French originally from Clio Michigan. She was a delightful wife and devoted mother to three beloved children and two enchanting grandchildren. She dedicated her time to cooking and baking for family gatherings, knitting hats for newborns, and giving back to those who knew her. Her biggest passion was ensuring her children were educated, polite, and altruistic community members. Surviving are: husband, William R. Brown; children, Rachel Brown (Matthew Jacobs), Jacob (Amanda) Brown, and Kaleb (Jane) Brown; 2 granddaughters, Olivia and Sophia; Mother, Margaret French; brothers and sisters, Ron French, Brad (Nicole) French, Sheila (Michael) Duckworth, and Karla (Mike) Mancini; nieces and nephews, Khloe and Joey Mancini, Holly (Kevin) Mylek and great-nephew Sterling, Taylor and Linsey Duckworth; along with many cousins and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and beloved friends, Carl and Sheila Venable. The family greatly appreciates the staff of Reverence Hospice for their kindness, compassion and caring. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her father, Lenus Howard French and by her sister, Peggy Marie French.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Home Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Ann Mancini-Williams

November 5, 2018

I am very honored to have known Jan, through her sister Karla. Karla is my sister in law (Karla's husband Mike is my brother). Even though I was not related to Jan by blood or marriage, she (and the rest of the French Family) always made me feel like I was part of the family! Jan always had kind words, a warm hug, and a happy smile when ever I saw her. We shared the love of crafting (knitting, scrapbooking, & more) and I loved seeing or hearing about the things she made. She was a wonderful cook and her cakes were amazing!!
Jan, you will always hold a special place in my heart & you made this world a better place by being a part of it!! I will miss you greatly!!