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Douglas E. Bragg, of Hudsonville, MI, died at the young age of 60 on October 16, 2019.

 Born July 29, 1959 in Benton Harbor, MI during the “it takes a village era…”   Douglas  grew up in that -“church on Sunday’s, eat what I cooked or don’t eat, better be ready for school; I -will-whip-your butt-2 parent, don’t- make -me -pull- this -car -over” home. His parents, Ida and Claudie Bragg (RIP) instilled the love of family & God in Douglas as with his siblings, Frances, Booker, Bennie, Sydney, Sherry and Rodney.
 Douglas attended the “school of hard knocks” striking  out on his own at an early age. Like a cannon-boom-I’m 18 yrs old-I’m going to do my own thing.   And He did just that-“his thing”- until the end of his journey. He laughed, loved, worked, enjoyed a good drink, played his music loud, smoked, enjoyed people and life!  
As his Father did with him, Douglas  instilled the love of family in his own sons, “We’re all we got”.   Doug Jr Shaun, Antwon, Jerry, Erik, he lives through you.  Share your memories of your father with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Nieces, nephews and cousins  through Douglas, as with all our ancestors we will always be connected -through blood and spirit.
Everyone who remembers Douglas  is asked to celebrate his life by raising a glass of their favorite drink in his memory …He wouldn’t want it any other way…
 
Following Douglas’ wishes there will not betraditional mourning service. However, despite his wishes, we will not be throwing him in a box and having a family barbecue…too cold for that.  
 
The family will have private memorials celebrating his life over the holidays.  Please continue to reach out to the family, post memories via, social media, DM’s, phone calls, messages etc.   We appreciate your prayers and condolences.   
 Memorial Service notes: Please bring your dancing shoes and your “I remember that time Doug.” ..memories.  All black entire strongly discouraged.   

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To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Douglas’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Sherry Bragg on November 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I loved my brother Doug with all my heart. He taught me many lessons that a big brother should teach. He, lived for the life you got and made of it what he could. He showed me how to defend myself both physically and mentally and helped to instill inner strength. I will miss him all the days of my life and thank God for our time together.



  2. Beverly Johnson on November 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I HAVE KNOWN DOUGGY FOR MANY YEARS. EVERY SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. HE USE TO HANG OUT WITH MY BROTHER IN LAW DALE JACKSON AND MY BROTHER ANTHONY ( BATE) JOHNSON. HE WAS ALWAYS MAKING US LAUGH. HE WILL BE MISSED RIP DOUGGY TILL TOMORROW.



  3. Your Pastor Gregory Deloney on November 17, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    My Brother, My Friend, My Road Dog from the beginning to The End. Until we meet in Heaven Again.



  4. Rita Ross Sterling on November 18, 2019 at 7:58 am

    RIP Douglas.



  5. Tina Miller on November 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Class of 1979′ sending our prayers for our Classmates Reatha and her familys. May God heal ur guys heart. With love!!💕



  6. Marie Williams on November 18, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Prayers and Condolences to my Classmate Sherry and the entire family. 🌷🌷



  7. Jerry on November 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I love you Dad I will always see you in my dreams it was one thing you told me it’s always to be there for yours no matter what I love you for that thinking that way make me the man I am today



  8. Reverend Maurice L. McAfee-Pastor on November 18, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    We the members of New Bethel Baptist Church located at 2360 Townline Rd, Benton Harbor MI is praying for the family for strength in your time of bereavement. Remember your Dad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and classmate for his smile and caring spirit to anyone he met.

    Reverend Maurice L. McAfee, the Ministerial staff and members
    we love you all.



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