Kenneth Von Lee Goins


Kenneth Lee Von Goins (a.k.a.) Kenneth Lee Von Brown was born on May 25, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio to Eric C. Brown and Belva R. Goins. He was the “apple of their eye”.

Kenny learned to love the Lord at an early age. He frequently spoke of the times he worshipped at Mt Gerizim Baptist Church with his Grandmother Frances.

Kenny attended Walnut Ridge High School. He went on to study Culinary Arts at Columbus State Community College. He also graduated from an independent career education program in recent years. He was an accomplished chef and received numerous accolades for his skills.

Kenny loved his family. He and his mother were extremely close. He also had a very special relationship with his dad. They enjoyed going on fishing trips and challenging others on the pool table. His Aunt Charlotte was his second mother and she loved him with all her heart. He was her “Kenny Boo”.

Kenny was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Emmett and Frances Brown; maternal grandparents, John L. Goins and Ora (Cleve) Westmoreland; stepmother, Deborah Brown; brother, David Smith; cousins, Antonio Brown, Steven Brown, James Derick Goins and Nicole Rakes.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory his parents; Eric Brown and Belva (John) Goins-Ramsey; children, Kenya and Joneal Goins and D’Andre Moorer; siblings, Ashala Smith, Renee Cannon, Laneeta and Amire Smith; special aunts, Charlotte Goins Carter, Karen Smith and Gonnie Goins; special cousins, Jeremiah Carter Jr., Monique Goins-Ransom, Ryan Smith, Michael Heiko, Scha Scha Charles, Alan and Greg Magwood and Jeffrey Smith, as well as a host of other loving relatives and friends .

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Union Cemetery Association. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Goins Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  2. Charmel Burton Carter

    Condolences to the family

  3. I miss my fiance so much I love you baby we had a whole life together thank u for being my man for 12 years baby I will always love u and miss u we was each other heart and u ask me to u marry u I never thought u would never leave me baby I love u so much

  4. Kenny, my cousin through the tears, laughs, and troubles we shared growing up, we always knew we had each other’s back. thanks for all the memories that all of us cousins got to share with you. I love you cuz! Uncle Eric and Aunt Bell I tear up and smile at the same time thinking about my cousin, from my family to yours, we love you. – Richard “Lamar” Brown and Family

  5. Faith Ministries Church

    Sis Charlotte Goins, Belva Goins-Ramsey and Family-
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your Son/Nephew and the love of family surround you and give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. Although we are saddened by your loss-we celebrate the wonderful life of your loved one.

  6. Emerson Turner, National Baptist Laymen

    Bro. Ramsey, please know that our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family in the loss of your loved one, Kenneth. Please know that earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Keep the faith, God has promised that He will not disappoint.

  7. To the family my condolence to you I am so sorry about your loss I want to thank you for giving me time with you soon I love too much he will be dearly missed he was a close friend of mine I Will Always Love You

  8. Juanita N Ramsey

    My prayers are with you and the family.

  9. My condolences to the family. Kenny was loved by all.

  10. My condolences to my siblings, Renee, Ashala and Amire. Also to Eric Brown and everyone that loved him. My prayers are with you all.

  11. Gone way too soon! Rest Peacefully uncle Kenny!

  12. Dear Belva and family,
    I am so sorry that we lost Kenny; my condolences, love, and prayers to you and your family. Kenny was a beautiful man. I hope that knowing a loving God is always near to help ease your sorrow; with all my love.

  13. May your soul rest in internal peace brother. You will be missed. ❤️


  14. My condolences to my extended family. I love you all and I’m praying for your strength May your soul rest in internal peace my brother Kenny. You will be missed. ❤️


  15. Our Condolences for Cousin Kenny
    Julia, Christian & Lennox Marshall
    Kansas City, Missouri

  16. Gwendolyn Akrobettoe

    Our condolences to Eric and Belva on the loss of your loved one. May God’s blessing be with you and that you be granted peace and strength at this time.

  17. My deepest condolences to the family, may we lift each other up during this difficult time! I am sorry I can’t attend the service in person. However, I am watching live and sending positive light, love, and energy.

    Love you all!


  18. Greetings family,

    My deepest condolences to the family. I wish I could have attend in person However, I am watching the service live stream. I am sending love, prayers, positive light and energy. May we lift each other up!


  19. Calvin and Vivian Moore

    Calvin and Vivian Moore
    February 22, 2023

    We are sorry we could not attend the services for your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you, strengthen you, bless you and keep you in his care. God loves you and we do too

  20. Princess Bell-Wilson

    I was saddened, the passing of my cousin Kenny. I pray the Good Lord will comfort my cousin Bel, family and friends. Kenny was an amazing chef, know he’s cooking right now, with our love ones, and making them laugh.

  21. I’ll have my great memoirs Of My Godson, all the fun we shared with his Father and I. I send Deep Condolences to My Family not of Blood but of Love that we’ve shared throughout our life, I Luv all of U from the Depths of My Heart and Soul

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