Malikka Hafeesa Bey Brown

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Malikka Hafeesa Bey Brown, 44, was born on December 29, 1977 to Lee Brown and Sandra Newton (Brown). She passed away on August 22, 2022.

She was an only child. Malikka was raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Eastmoor High School. She went on to attend Columbus State Community College but due to her love of “all things beauty”, she decided on Cosmetology School. Malikka became a licensed esthetician and worked at Eyebrowz in Eastland Mall.

In April 2003, Malikka became the proud mother of her only child, DreSaun Houston and he became the focus of her life.

Her smile and fun-loving spirit will be missed.

Malikka was preceded in death by her father; Lee Brown, maternal grandfather; Donald Colson, grandmothers; Virginia Colson and Clara Kenley, cousin; Donielle Escobedo.

Malikka leaves to cherish her memories, son; DreSaun Houston, mother; Sandra Newton, stepfather; Ron Newton, grandmother Bernice Basden, aunts; Beverly Escobedo and Alora Steele. A host of cousins (including her cousin, Bob (Bido) Colson, who was more like a brother to her). She also leaves behind many friends, which includes, KaSandra Clark, Maegan Philmore, Melanie Glenn-Gunther, Stephen Houston, Sr., Curtis Sowell and Edward Carter.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, September 9, 2022 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). To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Brown Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. My heart goes out to the family. I met her in 2000 and she was such a beautiful person inside and out. I pray peace and understanding to you all.

  2. Ericka O’Neal

    My deepest Condolences to Ms. Sandy and the family at this time. I pray peace and comfort may come upon you all. Look to the lord and lean not unto your own understanding. And he will see you through.

  3. To Sandy Newton, grandson and family, my deepest sympathy, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  4. Dear friend
    Im happy that I got to meet you and the laughs we shared together. I never got to tell you I always thought you were an amazing mother. Rest up until we meet again your family will be in my prayers with much love

  5. Antonio Thompson

    To Sandy Newton and Dresaun Houston
    My deepest condolences and sympathy.
    Im sorry for your loss. Continue to stand on your FAITH! GOD will carry you !

  6. My deepest condolences to the family of Malikka. I have the fondest of memories of her from our days at Norcross High. Matching outfits.. hair.. we even got a nose piercing together which we had to cover up due to our job at the pharmacy. Those were the times of being young! She had such a kind spirit and her laugh was infectious. I’ll never forget that laugh, it was one of those that when she started laughing, it instantly made you laugh as well. I definitely cherish that time of friendship with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  7. I love you Malikka, thank you for all the laughs❤️

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Malikka’s family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  9. My condolences to your family you always did shine bright you’ll shine bright along with the stars in the sky rest easy Nubian Queen

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