ANDREA IRENE BROWN-CHARLES
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Andrea Irene Brown-Charles beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, made her transition Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born December 26, 1956 to Robert G. and Edna Smith Brown in Chicago, IL. Andrea accepted Christ into her life at an early age, becoming a member of Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church. She graduated from Gary West Side High School with honors in 1975. Andrea enjoyed academics and education. She earned her BS in Horticulture and her MS Education from Purdue University. Andrea was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. As an educator, she taught Horticultural Arts in addition to Science in the Gary Public School Corporation, and worked diligently for the Department of Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Andrea is survived by her loving parents: Robert G. Brown and Edna Smith Brown; brothers: Carter W. Brown and Fredrick D. (Judy) Brown; nephew, Fredrick A. Brown; niece, Juliet H. Brown; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to support Gary students at the Summer Biology Experience and their research at Purdue University. Make checks payable to Purdue Foundation. You must write "BioOutreachGedney/ Andrea Charles" on the memo line. Visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. Family hours 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral services Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 2425 W. 19th Ave. with Rev. Canon David L. Hyndman, officiating.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN 46404
Published in The Times on Mar. 26, 2014