Phillip Brown

Phillip Brown was born October 14, 1987 in Columbus, OH. to Crystal Brown and Terry Ragland Sr. He attended East High School his freshman and sophomore year, then transferred to Bexley High School. He excelled as a running back scoring 12 touchdowns, 1,268 yards on 189 carries. All in his first year of attending Bexley.

 

Phillip Brown was born October 14, 1987 in Columbus, OH. to Crystal Brown and Terry Ragland Sr. He attended East High School his freshman and sophomore year, then transferred to Bexley High School. He excelled as a running back scoring 12 touchdowns, 1,268 yards on 189 carries. All in his first year of attending Bexley.

 

Phillip or “Phil” or “Big Phil” was an active member of the community where he volunteered as a little league football coach. He also volunteered with charity in feeding the less fortunate. Phil had a big heart and was always willing to help or give.

Big Phil was a very loving, respectful man (Teddy Bear) he would always try to rub his stomach on you or was quick to take his shirt off. Phil was known for his contagious spirit, his smile that would melt your heart, and a hug that would comfort your soul.

Phil enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a diehard Cowboys fan just like his mother, despite their record. Phil had a very special bond with his brothers David and Joshua. Most of the time if you seen Phil you seen Dave. They inspired each other, tried to team up against Josh at times, but they would never try “Big Phil”. The brothers had that bond to playing jokes, dances battles, and even trying to rap. Phil was a phenomenal father to his son to whom he cherish and loved deeply.

He is preceded in death by grandmother Shirley M. Brown, Alice Ruth Ragland, great grandmother Gladys Monroe, and a host of great uncles and aunts.

He leaves to cherish his memory with loving mother Crystal (Christopher) Brown, father Terry Ragland, god-parents DeJuan and Terri Pratt, son Damarr (Cassie) Brown, sisters Tasha Brown, Danielle Brown, Teria Hemphill, Terra Ragland, brothers Joshua Brown, David Brown, Antonio Whitson, Terry Ragland Jr., Christopher Whiteside Jr., uncles Gary Richardson, Stanley Ragland, Eric Brown, aunts Connie Brown, Medric Ragland, Belinda Ragland, great aunts Arlene Richardson, Brenda Donahue, Von Wilson, great uncles Henry (Camille) Richardson, Ronald Richardson, special friend Matthew Brown, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Monday, March 12, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Carlisa Solis :

    My prayers are with the family. May God comfort and keep you through this trying time. I loved Phil as if he was my own son. He will truly be missed.

  2. Kara Whitlatch :

    Phil was only a student at Bexley for his senior year, but he made a big impact. He was known by everyone for his football talent and his engaging personality. I was lucky to be his teacher, and he always made me laugh – especially when he tried to get me to be his prom date! I have always remembered him with a smile. I’m so sorry for your loss. There will never be anyone quite like him. I’m thinking of his family at this hard time.

  3. I Loved this kid…he used to come into my classroom at Bexley and we would share whatever I had for breakfast in the morning….friendly , affable and gentle man…..great athlete to boot…am having good thoughts for his family….

  4. Cecilia Burford (j.d.’s mom) :

    Phil played football with my son at Bexley. I have fond memories of his ornery smile and genuine laughter. Always a charmer! (Usually trying to charm me out of a second helping of strawberry shortcake!) His heart was big and full! My family is thankful to have known him. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Donna Edwards :

    I’m so sorry your going through this cousin! God makes no mistakes and know phil is in a better place. I wish I could be there you and the kids but just know my heart and prayers are with you and the family and I love you all so very much!

  6. Terri Smith :

    I couldn’t even image the pain your family is going through. I wish I could take your pain away. Only god knows why he calls us home, but we’re never ready to let go. I hope you find peace knowing he’s in the Lords arms. RIH Phil

  7. Jeff Phillips :

    I was Phil’s position coach for the Bexley Lions Football team in 2005, and he made an impact on everyone he met with his vibrant personality and incredible athletic ability. He is among the very best running backs I ever had the pleasure of coaching. Our paths crossed a couple times after he graduated. We even had him on the sidelines for a Pickerington North game, where we ended up coaching. Phil could always bring a smile to my face, and I will miss him dearly. Godspeed, Phil. Much love always. – Coach “Other” Phillips

  8. Terri Smith :

    I’m so sorry for your family. I know this is a very difficult time for all. Nothing that anyone can say will take this pain away. RIH Phil & please heavenly father comfort all who Loved Phil.

  9. Terri smith :

    Words cannot take away the pain. My heart breaks for all who loved Phil. Never take life for granted and let the people you love know you love them.

  10. Evans family :

    We are Thinking of family and friends,
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers.
    May the God who gives peace be with you all.

  11. Gloria A. Brown :

    To my friend Crystal and the Brown family,
    The Brown family from (Oakwood Avenue) are heartbroken and sadden by this unforeseen death of Phillip. Words fall short in helping you, Josh, Tasha Danielle and especially David at this time of bereavement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God continue to cover you with his ever protective arms of peace during this difficult time. Let your love for Phillip fill the void and the memories of his life give you comfort. Love to you all Gloria Brown and the sons Cedric, Brandon, Devin and Cameron.

  12. Terry& Diane mTurman :

    Im so sorry for your loss cousins. There are no words for what you are feeling. I oray for your strength and for your heart to heel. I love you. R.I.H BIG PHIL.

  13. Mr&Mrs Terry L Turman Sr. :

    Sorry for your loss cousins. There are no words for what your feeling. I pray for your strength and the heeling ogf your pain.I love you all.

  14. We, the Capital City Jaguars Youth Sports Association (CCJYSA), lost a Giant in our Family. We had Phil in our Family long before High School (East or Bexley), and he will forever remain in our Family, as one (1) of the first true stars!! We will never have a “replacement” for you, but God has you now…so, We are confident that we will meet again. We Love You & the entire Brown-Family.

  15. To the family and friends of Phillip, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is truly difficult to face, especially when it is a young person with their whole life ahead of them. Romans 6:7 says, “For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin.” How is that? Verse 23 of that same chapter says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May your faith in God’s promises get you through this difficult time.

  16. Brenda Ferguson :

    My heart and many prayers go out to Phil’s family and those who loved him. I remember Phil well as he was a ray of sunshine whenever he came into the high school office! He made a lasting impression on the world and I was blessed to know him the short time that I did. God bless the hurting hearts with comfort and faith in God’s greater plan.

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