David Ray Brownstein, 42, of Ridgeland died May 21, 2014.

David is survived by parents, Ben Brownstein of Ridgeland and Jean and Lamar Nesbit of Jackson.

His brother, Todd Brownstein, of Birmingham, Ala. and many friends, aunts and uncles and special cousins also survive him.

David was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. and was educated at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, the Jackson Public Schools, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Texas at Austin.

He was a free-lance musician and professional chef.

Visitation was held at Oak Ridge Hall, at St. James Episcopal Church on May 23, 2014, during which there was a brief time of remembrance.

Please offer Memorials may be made to Stewpot Community Services.