Robert Allen Braswell


Robert A. Braswell was born on September 13, 1953 to the late Richard Cummings and Sophronia Braswell in Columbus, Ohio.

Robert went to Linden McKinley High School then later finished school with the Job corp. He worked for the rail road and drove Columbus City School buses.

Robert was always making people laugh and smile. He also went by the name “ICE COLD”, or “ICE”.

Robert departed this earthly life on December 24, 2017 at Grant Hospital.

Robert is preceded in death by parents Sophronia and Richard Cummings, and sister Mary Ann.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory with sons Robert Akins, Tabyus Chappell, Morta Edwards, daughter Shemeika Nelson, grandchildren Shyann Nelson, Rayna and Taviya Chappell, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Friday, January 5, 2018 at Marlan  J. Gary Funeral Home The Chapel of Peace North 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. During this New Year 2018, may Jesus our God of comfort hold you all in the palm of His hand as you remember and celebrate the life legacy of Robert. He will not be forgotten in the hearts of all who knew him. and may our risen Lord richly bless you all.


  3. Betty and Skip Smith

    Our since prayers and condolences are with you and your family. “ICE” was our neighbor on 25th and considered himself the “Mayor of 25th” and was very protective of his neighbors. It was a pleasure to know him. God has called home another angel.

  4. May God comfort my Ohio family we send our prayers from your Florida family. We love y’all!

  5. To the family of Allen, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death was never God’s purpose for the human family. He put Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (paradise), and they were to extend it, have many children, and to fill the earth (Genesis 1:28). They were to live forever as long as they were obedient, if not, they would die (Genesis 2:15-17). Very soon, God’s purpose will come true when He reverses the effects of sin and eliminates death forever! – Isaiah 25:8

  6. I send my condolences to my Buckeye family.May God continue to be with each of you during this time.He touched everyone in different ways,hold on to your memories as u knew him.RIP Uncle Bobby!

  7. Stephanie Commodore

    My condolences to the family of Robert Braswell. I will always remember the good times we had in school. And he did have a way of making you laugh. I had not seen him in year’s but often wondered what happened to him. I will always remember him as my friend. May he rest in peace.

  8. I am sorry for your loss he with god now Rickyneal

  9. Champagne Braswell

    Wishing love and prayers for my cousins during this time. I’m here if you need anything.

  10. Catherine Gooden

    To the family of Robert,
    I am saddened to hear of the loss of my friend Robert. He was a true friend and was always a gentleman. I will truly miss him. To Robert, I say “thank you” and “good looking out”!
    Cathy Hoover-Gooden

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