Anderson, Grace 9/4/1936 - 2/15/2021 Detroit Grace Anderson, after 84 years of life, made her homegoing on February 15, 2021 in her home in Southfield, Mi. She was born Grace Seaton to Leslie Seaton and Wilda Seaton Chambers in Flint Michigan on September 4, 1936. While she had a complicated relationship with her mother, she was extremely close with her father who afforded her the freedoms to enjoy driving and socializing as a teenager. Grace enjoyed collecting art, crocheting and site seeing, often mentioning her trips to Mount Rushmore, Pictured Rocks, and Jamaica. During her travels, she collected jewelry, Native American artifacts, trinkets and antiques with her children. She was known for showing off her latest computer or phone, keeping up with the technological advancements and trends over her lifetime. Prior to retirement, she earned a living as a real estate agent, caterer, art dealer and tax preparer. In her earlier years, she worked as a bartender, serving the talent and vacationers of Idlewild, Mi and hunters of the surrounding area. When feeling spirited, she might share a tale of a raucous party she witnessed or happily attended. She loved dressing up, draped in her jewelry and furs and loved a good dinner party. Her grandchildren will always be able to taste her fresh bread and cookies. Grace had a strong love for gardening and animals and took great joy in caring for her many pets over the years. Her time on Earth allowed her many loves in the form of three marriages, each to a man who appealed to her interests in adventure, fine arts or financial savvy. She married the late Clay Brown, Dr. Otis Stanley and Thomas Anderson. In her final widowed years, she spent her time making blankets for her loved ones, taking road trips, shopping with her kids and enjoying the large extended family whom she would host for holidays and special occasions. Her memories live on in the people whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Wilda, Leslie and Raymond Seaton respectively, and her son Clay Brown Jr. She is survived by her children Maria Watson, Michelle Taylor, David Brown, and Allen Brown and daughter-in-laws Tyra Brown and Carol Brown as well as her grandchildren: Athena Green; Tiashika Taylor; Raymond, Shela, and Dontae Brown; Kenyotta, Shawntai, Lionell, and Jaquise Brown and DeVon Moorer; Karina Brown and Erica Bruno; and numerous great grandchildren and extended family and friends.
Published by MLive.com on Feb. 17, 2021.