Fannie Brown


Fannie Brown passed quietly at her residence on Friday, September 17, 2021. She was born October 29,1950 in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee.

Fannie was a proud graduate of Central High School and later attended Columbus Business College where she earned an Associate Degree in Business.  Later she ventured out to explore other career opportunities, she graduated from Kathleen Busch Modeling School leading her into professional runway modeling, around Columbus, Cleveland, New York, and Washington D.C. Later employed at Barbizon Modeling School here in Columbus (First Black Modeling Instructor) then decided to pursue a career in cosmetology as she developed a love for platform make-up artistry, hairstyling, and special training in Chicago, Illinois for sculptured nails. She later worked at Kenneth’s in Upper Arlington and decided to open her own salon Artistic Designs.  Fannie was former member of Rehoboth Temple and later joined Rhema Christian Center.  She had a passion for helping others, with ministries at Rhema Christian Center. She dedicated several years to Ameri Corps Vista. Fannie was a long-time member with the Eastern Star chapter in Columbus, Ohio.

Fannie is preceded in death by her parents James and Minnie Brown, son Michael Brown, daughter Mia Brown, sister Minnie A. Brown.

Fannie leaves to cherish fond memories and celebrate her life; grandchildren Micah Brown, Jahmia Brown, Precious Brown, Deshown Salle, Terrik Enoch, Mya Brown, Sincere Brown, great grandchildren Nehemiah Brown, Noah Brown, Noelle Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Savon Salle, Nyomi Brown, La’ny Stevens, Lamar Stevens, Elijah Clark, Jannia McAfee, special niece Kimson (Edgar) Johnson, special nephew Markkus Brown, sister Janis (Reginald) Bryant. A host of other loving family and many special friends.

Fannie will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Private Viewing  1:00pm and Private Funeral 2:00pm Friday, October 1, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are required for all services and Tickets required for Private Services.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Tonya Mayo-Lassiter

    I met Fannie years ago when she had her beauty shop on Long Street. Fannie was the best beautician in Columbus. She knew, and truly understood hair care like no other. We lost contact, but I often thought about Fannie. My Mom and I truly loved Fannie and Mia.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for the family. I use to live next door to her n Mia on Kennray dr.

  3. Gloria Pearce/ Jenkins Terrace

    So very sorry for your lost. To lose a loved at anytime is tough, but to lose one so suddenly can be quite devastating.
    Keeping you in our prayers.

  4. Sending My Condolences To The Family I’m truly sorry to hear about Miss Fannie passing i just saw her at her son Michael funeral in July i know she’s up there with Mia and Michael giving god the praise to be back with her babies again miss Fannie may you Rest In Peace May God Continue To Comfort You Doing This Time and give you the strength to get through this difficult time May God Continue To Bless You i will keep you in my prayers Rest In Peace Miss Fannie Brown


    To My Aunty/ Big Cousin I still remember you m your ace my Mom laughing till we hours of the morning when Mike, Mia , Myself were kids over Jabo’s And Aunt Minnies House or when ya moved to SomerSet those were the Days I Loved being around y’all and wish life hadn’t taken all of y’all away. May your spirit be at peace n if your able to see your Children tell em Hi For me and I Miss all of you. Love Lamont

  6. May you be at peace forever more in the Heavens

  7. Evangelist M. Roy

    To the family of Fannie Brown. I met Ms. Fannie Brown when her & my mother Regina went to beauty school. It was always good laughs when my mom & Ms. Fannie would get together that left the door open for Michael, Mia & myself to get into trouble. I will always remember we had to wait for Ms. Fannie to get a hat before we could leave and go anywhere. Rest well beautiful & fly high.

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