Geno Lamont Brown

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Geno L. Brown was born the proud son of Frederick Dockett and Dola Nadine Brown on October 24, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Columbus South High School and took pride in being a Bulldog. As a child he loved to fish, hunt, and camp with his parents and siblings, and these became lifelong passions that he shared with his children and grandchildren. Geno was truly one-of-a-kind, possessing a peculiar mix of defiance, wit, and compassion. He was always willing to speak his truth, looking to provoke a reaction, while simultaneously doing whatever he could to provide a helping hand to those in need.

Geno retired from the Timken Company where he spent 29 years as a machine operator and a proud member of the United Steelworkers union. He received multiple service awards for his tenure and contributions to the company throughout his career.

In retirement Geno lived freely, doing the things he enjoyed most. He was preoccupied with the endeavors of his grandchildren, traveling around the country to attend their events and competitions. He loved to cheer on, and express his disdain for, his beloved Cleveland Browns. He was an active, card-carrying member in the Central City Browns Backers Club, serving as the club’s Sergeant at Arms. He loved volunteering with the Columbus Urban League at their annual “Fishing with Dad” event. As an avid fan of blues music, he enjoyed attending the Sunday Blues sessions with his family and friends.

On April 7, 2021, after a hard fought battle with cancer and COPD, our beloved father, brother, Paw-Paw, uncle, cousin, and friend went home to the Lord where he reunites with those that preceded him in death: parents Frederick Dockett and Dola Nadine Brown, brother Vaughn Brown, life partner Gail A. Brown, and companion and friend Marilyn E. White.

Those celebrating his legacy and cherishing his memory include children: Geno L. (Jonetta) White Sr., Kenneth W. White, and Keishae W. White; step-sons: Reese Jackson and Reuben Jackson; grandchildren: Kyerra Carter, Braylyn Watkins, Kenneth “KJ” White III, Kennae White, Geno L. White II, Zenyia Griffith, Gjianni C. White, Geron L. White, and Zaylanique Johnson; great-grandchildren: Jailynn Watkins, BrayLynn Watkins, Brayden Watkins, Jaiyon Watkins, and Celli Johnson; siblings: F. Waymond Brown, Prescotte Leo (Jamilah) Brown, and Sherry Long; special cousins and friends: Clarence “Winky” Brown, Dannie “Chico” Kendrick, Catherine “Bootsie” and James Allen, Cameron Stephens, John Williams, DeRay Gray, Mi’Lyeah Gray, Bobby Barnes, Earl “Pee-Wee” Littlefield and the Littlefield family, Gary Relford, Robert and Billy Parker; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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  1. DeRay Gray & Mi'Lyeah AND the FAMILY

    Thanks for Being YOU” POPS … CARING ABOUT OTHERS & LOVING
    YOUR FAMILY AND FRIEND THE SAME…. YOUR HEART IS OF GOLD ❤️… YOUR STORY IS Beautiful and Very Well written.. Ase’ Rest in the House of the Most HIGH GOD Blessings

  2. Nellie Crockett

    Deepest sympathy and prayers for you and the family

  3. Roshawn Vaughn Parker Sr.

    Beautiful picture and write up of my man Uncle G!! I love him dearly and pray for his children, grandchildren, family and friends. Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences. My God pour out His blessings on our family and friends during this very trying time.

  4. We pray that God will provide everything you need to bring you through this difficult time. Geno, continue to make your parents proud! Big Geno had a special place in our hearts and we’ll definitely miss him.
    Love your Seattle Family,
    Ryan,Tina,Jesse,Sadie,Malik & Amaria

  5. Billie L Brown

    My condolences to Geno’s family & friends. May God comfort you all. I met Geno in the 70’s through my ex-husband Gary Williams. I have fun & loving memories of Geno & Dowop playing with my sons. My memories of Geno have always been happy & he always made me laugh. He gave loving advice, he always made me eager to come back & visit. I will remember him with love & kindness. My heart breaks for his family and their loss, we have all lost a great Man!

  6. Sorry for ur loss. Prayers goes out to the Brown Family. I hope everyone begin to take this Virus serious..

  7. Really at a loss for words but I’m going to get through this… I never knew we shared the same middle name but it was always something about you that was special to me. You were always cordial but at the same time always you. I watched as anytime you were asked to watch your grandkids it was no problem because you had nothing but love for them. Even though our time knowing each other was brief, we connected as if we we known each other for years. I hate to see you go and that’s selfish of me because you’re in no more pain and a better place. Your son Geno will always be a reminder of you for me…rest in peace Big Geno…we will surely miss you.

    Yours truly
    Ryan Lamont Jones

  8. To the Brown family and and the white family you guys have my condolences may God bless the whole family

  9. On behalf of the Barnes family, our deepest Condolences and prayers to the family of a long time neighborhood and school mate. Geno we will miss you.
    Rest well bro, Mr. Geno Brown

  10. My Condolences and Prayers to the Brown Family and Friends. Uncle Geno I Love you and I will Miss you.

    Love
    Lil Ron

  11. Martha (Myers) White

    I love you Geno! I can’t believe you are really gone. I pray for your love ones and i wish i could have seen you one more time. Rest peacefully my brother. Love you one love

  12. Bridget Coleman

    Geno, sorry doesn’t seem like enough. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love you, Bridget.

  13. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Let not your heat be troubled…
    John 14:1-4

  14. Sending my condolences to family May god wrap his arm around y’all and give y’all comfort in this time of need

  15. Sending all my love and condolences to the brown family …Geno you were such an inspiration in my life I will truly miss you love always Teesha

  16. Thanks to you, my uncle, I grew up to be a strong-willed woman and I am able to get up even when knocked down. I may not have loved your “teaching style” when I was a kid, but I surely appreciated it as an adult. You always said what was on your mind whether anyone wanted to hear it or not and that type of honesty is what the world needs. I am so glad I got to see you in January and once you realized who Alexa and I were, we had such a nice visit.

    I already miss you. I miss your humor, your voice, your laugh, your dance but you will always be in my heart.

    Rest easy my uncle.

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