Jamie Michael Brown
1982 – 2021
JAMIE MICHAEL BROWN, 39, passed away on August 11th, 2021 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Born in Charleston, SC, in 1982, Jamie spent his childhood in Newport, Rhode Island, and Virginia Beach before moving to Northern Virginia where he lived for over 18 years. A renowned interior designer by trade, and incredible aesthete by nature, he curated exquisite environments for clients and friends alike. He was a gifted antiquarian, scouring the globe for period pieces and rare décor, using his encyclopedic memory. Jamie believed that a beautiful home elevated one’s life and envisioned every space with a level of detail that exceeded all expectations.
An extraordinary host and master of all things culinary, Jamie was never without a cake (or three!) in the oven and lush florals everywhere. Friends marveled at his endless energy, captivating creativity, and devotion to detail. His family, friends, colleagues, and clients will miss his passion, vision and joyful exuberance. Never shying away from hard work or challenge, his bravery was an inspiration to many, particularly as he stood up to cancer for the last 14 months.
A devoted follower of Christ, Jamie worshipped at both McLean Bible Church, Arlington, and Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria. He found special fulfillment in mission trips to Haiti and listening to praise and worship music. An avid runner and fitness enthusiast, he embraced healthy living. Most of all, he had a heart of gold that he shared with everyone. He could never do enough to make somebody feel special, welcome or at home. Kindness was his love language, and his generosity was beyond measure.
His twin brother, Nicholas P. Brown, predeceased him. He is survived by his dearest and best friend, Jeff Akseizer; his mother, Patricia Brown; his father, Richard Brown; his brother, Rick Brown; his former sisters-in-law: Chrystaline Griffin and Sara Brown; his niece and nephews: Elizabeth, Richard, Nicholas, Jr., and J.P. His loved ones would like to thank all those who supported him this past year, especially Sarah Kate and Mike, the Akseizer family, the ADG family, Rita and David, Ursula, Yuko, all the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who helped him persevere, and many others.
A private burial will take place Monday, August 16th at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria. A memorial service will be held at 5pm Tuesday, August 17th, at Del Ray Baptist Church (2405 Russell Rd. Alexandria) followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, and to continue Jamie’s legacy of faith, service, and creativity, those who wish may contribute to the Jamie Brown Foundation, a forthcoming 501(c)(3) children's charity at http://jamiebrown.org.