John Addison Brummell 83 of Trappe, Maryland passed away on July 13, 2023, at Hospice in Easton, Maryland. He was born at home in Trappe on January 29th, 1940 to Arthur Garrison Brummell and Elnora Camper Brummell, both deceased. He attended the Elementary School in Trappe and Robert Russa Moton High School in Easton, Maryland. \nIn 1960 he married Brenda J. Thomas of St. Michaels. They had three children, a daughter Donna Lee, deceased and two sons Dale and Aaron. \n\nIn 1964 he started working for Mr. Edward Conway of Hurlock, Maryland. Mr. Edward's was an upholsterer of furniture and Johnny was his apprentice for five years until 1969. That is when he started his own business. The original Brummell's Custom Upholstery. John had previously worked in cabinet making, furniture making, boat making and servicing appliances. After thirty- eight years he retired, and his wife took over the business and he helped. \n\nAl George and Johnny were the Scout Masters in 1974-1975 when the Boy Scouts were integrated. Mary Hart had information in the Star Democrat for Trappe, and this was the first time this scout troop was included in the society page. \n\nHe was awarded from Scotts Church in 1987 a plaque for being the First Black Custom Upholstery Business in Trappe, MD. During Black History month. He received the Exemplary Businessperson Award in 1999 from Scotts. John received citations and recognitions from Miles River Progressives Club, the State Senate of Maryland, The Maryland House of Delegates, and the Governor of Maryland in acknowledgment of his business Brummell's Custom Upholstery. \n\nHis hobbies included playing the guitar, organ, and piano. John played in several bands, the high school band, the Melvin Johnson Band of St, Michaels which played at the Dover Air force Base on weekends, and the Up Setters Band which only has two living members still Tommy Bailey and Nathaniel Trott. He also enjoyed camping, skiing, cycling and he loved being outdoors. \n\nHe leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Brenda who he was with for 63 years. Two sons Dale (Janet), and Aaron, Grandchildren Aaron, Ashley, and Kanesha. A great grandchild Kasmir, Ronda Cornish who was like a daughter. A brother, Lawrence who is his only remaining sibling. He also had many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his Scotts Church family.