Cheryl Lynne Brown


A Daughter, A Sister, An Aunt, A Cousin, A Family member, A Friend. No matter what she meant to you, you never had to question her love. No matter what she gave, you know it came from her heart. No matter what you were doing, she made sure to be present and enjoy the moment.

A Daughter, A Sister, An Aunt, A Cousin, A Family member, A Friend. No matter what she meant to you, you never had to question her love. No matter what she gave, you know it came from her heart. No matter what you were doing, she made sure to be present and enjoy the moment.

Cheryl Lynne Brown entered this life June 17, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio to the union of Evans and Georgia Mae (Bolton) Brown.

Cheryl, age 56, went home to be with the Lord on Friday January 29, 2021 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital. Cheryl attended Brookhaven HS and obtained her Associates Degree in Dietetic Technician from Columbus Technical Institute.

She was a very devoted member of Columbus Christian Center, under the leadership of Dr. David C. Forbes, Jr., where she became active in various ministries. She served as a Church Greeter, and also served in Gods Hand Ministry, which distributes food to the community every 3rd Saturday of the month; all because she had a Christians heart for serving others. Some of the passions she had was investigating Genealogy; family was very important to her. She also enjoyed spending time learning about the history of the Underground Railroad. Working with Food Pantries and Senior Citizens helped her with the beautiful, unique, spirit of giving to others, even when she was never asked. She was a true example of a Christian/Disciple we should all strive to be. She also had a strong passion for baking and shopping.

Cheryl worked for almost 26 years for the Ohio Department of Health with her most recent Job Title being Customer Service Assistant 1.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her grandparents: Joe Lewis, Tillie Mae Bolton, and Harvey and Eura Dee Brown.

She leaves to cherish her parents Evans and Georgia Mae (Bolton) Brown. She also leaves a big brother Lawrence (Denise) Brown, he was the one that had the privilege of naming her. She also leaves a niece, Jontunika (Derrick) Bailey and a nephew, Lawrence Brown II. She always felt as if she was their 2nd mother, and she was also very proud and supportive of all their accomplishments. She also leaves a grandmother, Lillian Lewis. There was a very special close friend she leaves to cherish Minister Linda Taylor. She also has a host of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins that she will also leave.

PUBLIC Walkthrough Visitation 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Columbus Christian Center 2300 N. Cassidy Ave 43219.

PRIVATE Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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  1. Natalie Washington-Williams

    Brown Family.. Praying God’s Comfort and Peace.. @neighborhoodlove

    Love, The Washington’s

  2. May God’s comfort cover you during this time of sadness. I always enjoyed our conversations in the ODH hallways when I would see her. She had a sweet presence and will be missed by all who knew her.

  3. beth Malchus Stafa

    Cheryl – you will be missed when we finally get to return to 246 North High Complex.

  4. Sandra & Joe Jamison

    Will be sincerely missed by the African American Interest Group/Franklin Co Genealogy & Historical Society Our prayers are with you.

  5. To The Brown Family,
    My condolences to you All. I will keep you in my prayers. Cheryl and I grew up together-attending McGuffey JR. High and Brookhaven High School 1983. She was a year older than me however our friendship was lasting… I saw Cheryl some years ago and that moment I will never forget. I loved her then and I’ll love my friend, Cheryl Brown forever.❤️❤️It’s not good bye but I’ll see you when God says so…
    Lisa (Alexander) Woods

  6. Rest in Heaven Cheryl you were a angel on earth and now you have your wings. Prayers to the family.

  7. Rosemary L Hanning

    I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I worked with Cheryl at ODH and she was a beautiful soul and lady. She had such a kind and gentle heart. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sending my sincere condolences to the Brown family. I was Cheryl’s Supervisor at ODH for several years prior to retiring in 2017. Cheryl was a very kind hearted woman, and truly loved her God and family. I wish her eternal peace.

  9. Constance Bolton

    Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you can find comfort in knowing that Cheryl, a kind Christian woman, is now with our heavenly father.

    The Choise Bolton Family

  10. My prayers and condolences to the family.

  11. April R. Carter

    To the Brown Family, my condolences Praying for God’s comfort & peace.

  12. To the Brown Family- Cheryl was my lunch buddy many years at ODH. May Jehovah God – the God of Comfort keep you at this most difficult time.

  13. Mr.& Mrs. Brown, May God dispatch his angels to comfort you & the family at this time of transition. It will be very different not seeing Cheryl come over on Thursday evenings or other days. I always knew she would be visiting because of my Ring going off when she came and when she left. Always a pleasant smile when I would have the opportunity to speak with her. She will be missed.

  14. I enjoyed Ms. Cheryl’s smile and our conversations about genealogy. Wishing you family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  15. My sincere condolences to Cheryl’s loving family.

  16. My prayers and condolences are with the Brown Family.. I worked with Cheryl at ODH and she always spoke, liked to hold engaging conversations and was passionate about God, her personal and church families. So thankful our paths crossed on this side.

  17. Sister Phyllis Robinson

    I send my deepest condolences to the Brown family in Cheryl’s passing. My first time seeing Cheryl was in passing over 18 years ago coming in and out the front doors of ODH.

    B4 I retired over 2 years ago we worked together in BCMH. I remember she was kind, friendly, and a beautiful spirit-filled person. I could see God’s light was upon her.

    I’ll never 4get Cheryl, as she was my Sister-in-Christ.

    May God comfort you during this difficult season.

  18. Theresa M Matheny

    I knew Cheryl through our Underground Railroad study class at the Gillie Senior Center. I will never forget her big, beautiful smile. My sympathy goes to her family and friends.

  19. Stephanie Sparrow Hughes

    On behalf of the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society’s African American Interest Group, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Cheryl Brown. Cheryl was a faithful member of our genealogy group who loved learning about her family history. She comforted our members by sending cards to life the spirits of others. We will miss her kindness and are praying for the family at this difficult time.

  20. My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers Cheryl Family and Friends. I had the pleasure and honor meeting Cheryl through Columbus Christian Center. We always would sit together at CCC She was always sweet and thoughtful. Always had a Beautiful Spirit and Smile I am deeply sadden,
    God Bless her the Family.

  21. Terrilyn Sowell

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    We Loved her. Cheryl was a very sweet Lady. She will be missed. Your family are in my prayers.

  22. Tamara Harrison

    Sending sincere condolences to the family, co-workers and friends of Cheryl. She was a kind and respectful person who always greeted you with a warm smile and cheery hello. The Department of Health was a much better workplace because of her and she will be missed! She has earned her heavenly wings and will always be fondly remembered.

  23. My sincere condolences to the family. I can say of Cheryl when I first met her at CCC Church she was quite yet her beautiful smile lighted the room. We grew to not only friends but sisters in the Faith. I’m sad to see her gone, but I can rejoice I will see her again in glory. May God’s peace and comfort rest upon.

  24. Sending My Sincerest Condolences To The Brown Family. Cheryl And I Went To Duxberry Elementary School and Jr High And Graduate from Brookhaven Together She Always Had A Smile On Her Face And Was Always Kind To Everyone. RIP

  25. Cheryl and I worked together several years at ODH. Cheryl was a very special lady. She was a friendly and helpful person, a servant to the Lord and tried to be sensitive to the needs of others. She definitely loved her family. We shared several interests including spiritual matters, genealogy and of course work at ODH. We shared a lot of laughs at times and enjoyed dining together on occasion outside of the work place. Cheryl’s helpful and sweet spirit will be missed. I send my sincere condolences to her family.

  26. Lynnette and Dan Goldberg

    This was a beautiful tribute to honor a very wonderful person who was full of life. Cheryl will
    be truly missed by all. We feel lucky to have known her.

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