Candy Kaye Zinimon


Candy Kaye Brown Zinimon, Sunrise 1966 – Sunset 2022. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. She departed to life eternal with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 19, 2022.

Candy is preceded in death by her Father Charles Edward Brown, Mother Bernice Gilliam Brown, Brother Stanley Morris Brown, Paternal Grandparents Percy and Lella (Woods) Brown, Maternal Grandparents Morris and Malverse (Gist) Gilliam.

Candy is a graduate of Linden McKinley High School, Columbus, Ohio. She also attended the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and the Ohio Dominican University. She was employed by Buckeye Home Care as a Service Coordinator.

Candy leaves to cherish her memories Spouse Jeffrey L. Zinimon, Siblings Paula (Donald) Harmon, Rev. Alan (Julie) Brown, Bruce T. Brown. Nieces and Nephews Jason J. Jackson, Jai (Daia) Jackson, Jessica L. Jackson, Alan L. Brown, Lanice N. Brown, Christopher A. Willoughby, and Tyrone D (Jana) Willoughby. Great nieces and nephews Julian L. Jackson, Jaiden C. Jackson, Hilliary B. H. Jackson, True T. Willoughby, Chance A. Willoughby, Aria M. Graham, Faith A. Willoughby, Loyal A. Willoughby. Nieces in Love, Sauren S. Hatchett, Passion Anderson, Sincere Anderson, all of Columbus, Ohio. Her Aunt and Uncles, Ella Ruth Jordan of High Point, NC, Charles E. Gilliam Sr. of Newport News, VA, Colee (Jack) Johnson of Niles, Ohio, Catherine L. Lockhart, of Columbus, Ohio and D. Faye Thornton of Warren, Ohio, Hazel J. Tillman of Steubenville, Ohio, and special friend Brian Thornton. She leaves behind a host of beloved cousins.

Candy loved her dog “Smooth” and treated him as her beloved child.

Candy loved to cook for everyone. Anyone in need could get a cooked meal from “Candy’s Kitchen”, especially those in her community. To say she was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeye Football team is an understatement. She was definitely a “Couch Coach” leading the team to victory by cheering the house down! OHIO! She also loved her Gilliam and Brown families with an unbreakable bond that remains in eternity.

A special note of Thanks to Deb Gilliam Glover, Mary Ann Machie, Cathy Ko, April Welch, Colette Peterson, Jessica Jackson and Vita Healthcare for their caring hands and wonderful spirit during her transition to life eternal.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Mt Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Rd.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. Candy was so very very special! I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers to you all for your loss.

  3. Candy was truly a sweet lady who was a peacemaker, always going above and beyond to be a blessing. Now she truly IS ABOVE AND BEYOND, young and free. I will cherish her memory. Much love, grace, and comfort to all of her family. See you soon Candy!!!
    Psalm 27:4. Eternally, Kimmy Fry

  4. Michelle Lewis-Bays

    Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Jeff and the Brown family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal. Continued prayers of comfort.
    Shellie and Tyrone

  5. Sending my condolences to the family. May you rest in peace ️️️️.

  6. To Paula and Family,
    Sending our deepest condolences.
    Gary and Pamela

  7. Sue LeDonne-Girardi

    I started working with Candy 20 years ago. Will be forever grateful for meeting a co-worker that turned into a friend. She worked so very hard for Nightingale Home Care; not so much for the company but for the people she served; patients and nurses aides alike. She had a very special heart for people. Brian, I am so very sorry for your loss.

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