In Memoriam

Jacqueline "Jacci" Brown, Associate

Associate Jacci Brown(1941-2023)

Adrian Dominican Associate and former Sister, Jacqueline Brown, 81, of White Lake, Michigan, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Born on August 26, 1941, in Detroit, Jacci was the daughter of Len and Fran (Morrison) Brown. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Rick (Annamarie) Brown; her niece, Meaghan (Caleb) Brown-Vanderweide; her great-niece, Isabella Vanderweide; her cousin, Ron (Daryl) Dawes; and her cat, Punkin. Jacci is also survived by many cousins that reside in Western Michigan, with whom she shared many great years of fellowship and love. Many early years were spent visiting the Holland, Michigan area and enjoying their great spirit and love of life and God.

At the age of seventeen, Jacci joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters and remained in the Congregation for eleven years. Jacci worked at several different Catholic schools throughout her career and played a large role in the success of schools like All Saints School in Canton, and St. Catherine of Siena in Novi. She has served as a religion teacher and then as principal for four years at Beahan Junior High School in Farmington; Religion Department Chair at Marion High School, Birmingham; Assistant Director for Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Detroit; and an adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake.

Jacci was a devoted parishioner at St. Perpetua Catholic Church in Waterford for twenty years. She offered grief counseling to parishioners, and she sang in the choir. Later in her career, Jacci also spent time working for Hospice of Michigan. Jacci’s work as a grief counselor has included giving a workshop on loss to the Sisters at the Dominican Life Center.

Jacci had a very outgoing personality, and she enjoyed attending lunches, dinners, and sharing a glass of wine with her family and close friends. She was a wonderful woman who will be dearly missed.

In accordance with Jacci’s wishes, cremation took place. A Memorial Mass took place on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford, Michigan 48327. Internment will take place at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Jacci became an Adrian Dominican Associate in 2011. She chaired the Partners II Associate Gathering and co-chaired Partners IV. She also served on the Advisory Board for Associate Life. Jacci certainly exemplified living the Dominican Charism in her life. She was a joyful person of prayer, committed to study and teaching. She loved being in community and she considered her life a vocation to serve others.

We entrust Jacci Brown to God’s loving care. May her memory be a blessing.


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