Phyllis Irene Brown Smith


SMITH,Phyllis Irene (Brown)

PHYLLIS IRENE (BROWN) SMITH, age 83, was born on October 1, 1931, to Ovetta (Patrick) Brown-Munnerlyn and Theodore G. Brown, Sr. in Columbus, Ohio and passed away March 27, 2015.  She attended Felton Elementary and East High Schools. She worked at Ohio State University Hospital before moving to Pasadena, California in 1961 with her husband, Andrew L. Smith, Sr.  Phyllis continued her education in Pasadena City College and worked in ICU and IMCU, at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. Her nursing of 45 years includes 10 years in Dialysis. Phyllis loved to go to plays and to travel. She traveled the world with her brother, his wife and sister-n-law. Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew L. Smith, Sr., father, Theodore G. Brown, Sr.; mother, Deaconess Ovetta P. Munnerlyn; stepfather, Deacon Daniel H. Munnerlyn; a beloved friend of 55 years, Francine Lauderdale and many family members.  She leaves to cherish her memory, one brother, Theodore G. (Theresa) Brown, of Temple City, California; three sisters, Barbara Ann Thompson and Shirley P. Munnerlyn of Columbus, Ohio; Dianne M. (James) Sicery of Sun City, California; a devoted “son” Andrew L. (Linda) Smith, Jr.; and siblings, loving friends, Marie Milling of Columbus, Ohio; Edith Miller of Los Angeles, California; Elois Lauderdale of La Puente, California; one uncle, David J. (Ruth) Patrick of Kissemmee, Florida; two aunts, Helen Peaks and Gwen Lawson of Columbus, Ohio; loving in-laws; and a host of family, friends, and co-workers.   Visitation 10:00am and Funeral Service 11:00am, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 E. Main Street Columbus, Ohio.  Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to: MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Avenue. To order flowers and offer condolences to the SMITH family visit,

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