Joshua Brown


Joshua James Brown was born September 8, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio to Crystal Brown and Vernon Dublin. Josh graduated from East High School in Columbus, Ohio in 2004 where he was actively enrolled in the ROTC program as well as a member of the football team.

Josh attended Divers institute of Technology in Seattle, WA. where he received his certification in commercial diving and underwater welding in 2014. Josh decided to explore other career options and pursued his career in food service where he became the general manager at Taco Bell.

Josh was very handy at a young age. He was known for building clubhouses and bicycles with radios attached. Josh enjoyed doing flips and climbing. Josh would flip on mattresses and climb trees.

Josh was a free-spirited individual, even when it pertained to his wardrobe. It didn’t matter to Josh the color or if the clothe matched, if he liked it then he was going to wear it. Josh also loved to talk. He has never met a stranger because he would make conversation with anyone he encountered as if he’d known them forever.

Josh was a family man and took great pride and joy in spending quality time with his family. His greatest joy was his children that he cherished and loved deeply. He was also known to be a motivator, leader, protector, but most of all, he was a provider.

Josh is preceded in death by brother Phillip L. Brown, grandfather Jonnie Boone, grandmother Shirley Brown, and great grandmother Gladys Monroe.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories; loving mother Crystal (Christopher) Brown, father Vernon Dublin, daughters Aubrey Stevens, Ari Brown, and Aubri Nicks, sons Joshua Jr., and Josiah Brown, sisters Tasha Brown, Danielle Brown, and Champagne Marshall, brothers David Brown, and DuJuan and DeQuan Dublin, Vernon Scott-Dublin, Christopher Whiteside, and Ben Wester El, uncles Gary Richardson, and Eric Brown, aunts Connie Brown, and Jacqule Gunn, grandmother Audrey Boone, great aunts Arlene Richardson, Brenda Donahue, and Vonzolla Wilson, great uncle Henry (Camille) Richardson, girlfriend Ambrionna, special cousin Shante Taylor, family friend Lena Fossett, also a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Monday, February 10, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In just a little while all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of our love ones will seize and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away. Thinking of you all.

  2. Patricia Jackson

    To Tasha Brown and Family, please accept our deepest condolences. May the fond memories of Joshua stay close to your hearts! We are there for each of you all. Know that we love you!

  3. Vincent Thompson

    Dear Crystal so sorry to hear about Joshua seems like yesterday he was the little boy with the big smile. He smiles with god now . As long as you keep him in your heart he will live forever.

  4. Rest in peace brother, no more pain no more worry. God got you now so thank you for the great conversations and the laughs we shared. I Love You.

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