Evelyn I. Brown


Evelyn Irene Brown departed this life on December 5, 2022 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Evelyn was born on July 3, 1931 to Cliff and Julia Simmons, 1 of 9 children. Evelyn graduated from Carver High School in 1950 and attended Virginia State College in Petersburg, Virginia.

Evelyn married the love of her life Cedric W. Brown. They moved to Columbus, Ohio where she gave birth to 5 sons, until his untimely death in 1972.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Cedric W. Brown and seven siblings.

Evelyn leaves to cherish her memories, children, Cedric W. (Linda) Brown, Stacey Brown, Kelvin (Ingrid) Brown, Edwin (Kathy)Brown, and  Richard B. Brown; sister, Olivia Phelps; grandchildren, Lauren (LeAndre) Williams, Candace (Jarred) Merrill, Tracy Smith, Lamar (Adrianne) Morris, Bryson Taylor, Dee Brown, Tia (Johnnie) Johnson, Rumiko (Nicole) Simmons, Shanice Brown, Celena Agbrako, and Damioan Dailey; and a host of nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and special friends Muriel, Kim and Donna.

Evelyn was known as “Mom Brown” to many.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Charmel Burton Carter

    Condolences to the family

  2. To the family of Evelyn Brown our hearts are sadden to her of our friend going home to be
    with the Lord . Our love and prayers are with you .

    Saxon Famiy

  3. Edward & Dianna Poindexter& Family

    Dear Cedric, Ricky and family members: Our hearts are broken for you all! So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.We are praying for you and asking the Lord to give you His Peace and Comfort.You are in our prayers and in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  4. Edward & Dianna Poindexter& Family

    To the family of Charmel Burton- Carter: Our hearts go out to you all! We are so sorry to hear of Charmel’s passing. We were classmates at Linmoor and Hamilton. You have our deepest sympathy and condolences. May the Lord comfort you and give you all His Peace.

  5. The Hartley Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. We will miss our long time neighbor and her pleasant smile.

  6. michelle D simmons

    Auntie, you have gained your you have done what GOD has put you here to do may FLY HIGH SLEEP IN PARADISE and enjoy your PEACE. You will be greatly missed I love you

  7. michelle D simmons

    Condolences to my family
    I love you all . May peace love and strength be with you guys…..


  8. James & Carla - Taylor McCreary

    To the Brown Family,

    Your Mom, Evelyn was a beautiful woman, kind hearted mother, etc. I remember that infectious smile throughout the years. She was known as Mrs. Brown to the Taylor girls and kids in the neighborhood. She had a blessed life at 91 years old, full of knowledge & wisdom. God has her now, as she smiles down on us. The familiar is in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

    Mr. & Mrs. James and Carla McCreary
    Xoxo ❤️

  9. Cynthia Woodfork (Peaches) and kids

    My sincere condolences to the Brown Family. Momma Brown you truly will be missed but never forgotten. Continue to watch over the family. Play bingo all you want now. Love you momma Brown.

  10. Lorraine Simmons

    Aunt Evelyn, I will miss you so much, even though you’re gone I know that you’re going to a better place, and you will no longer be in pain, I love you much but God Loves you more. Rest well in Heaven, if by chance you bump into my Dad Cliff and mom Bea. Give them my love.

  11. “Mom Brown” was a sweet, sweet woman. She invited me into her home and treated me just like one of her be own from the day we met. In a gentle voice she spoke the hard truth so plainly but without judgement. My Condolences to the family. Rick, I thank you for being my friend.

  12. Sincere Condolences to the Brown Family. Your mom was a sweet person with a beautiful spirit. Rest Peacefully. Our prayers are with you- The Jackson Family

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