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

David was the son of Ben Brownstein of Ridgeland, and the son and stepson of Jean and Lamar Nesbit of Jackson; his brother, Todd Brownstein, of Birmingham, Ala., 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 and enjoyed travels and living a free-spirited life in several areas of the United States, Canada, Central America and Mexico.

A time of visitation was held at Oak Ridge Hall, at St. James Episcopal Church on May 23, 2014.

Memorials may be made to Stewpot Community Services.