Tasha Nicole Chavous Brown


Tasha Nicole Brown (Formerly Nikki Jeanne Gwynn), 54, entered eternal peace on September 13, 2022. She was born May 30, 1968, the second child of Leilani Brown-Gwynn and the late Lynn R. Gwynn in Columbus, Ohio. Her parents named her “Nikki Jeanne” from the famous American poet/writer Nikki Giovanni and her loving grandmother, the late Jeanne Chavous-Gwynn.

Tasha attended Centennial High School and Columbus State College. She was intelligent, bold, and always had a thirst for knowledge and was indeed a free spirit allowing life experiences to guide her as she beat to her own drum. She was an avid reader and dreamer, she loved music and the arts introduced to her by her aunt, the late Barbara Chavous, and she loved vibrant colors of pinks and purples.

Tasha was blessed with three beautiful children, Letisha, Steven, and Lisa, her greatest treasures that overjoyed her with all being smart, ambitious, and each graduating from The Ohio State University. Also, she loved and celebrated each of her nine grandchildren. Tasha was kind and cared for others, and often would give something as she said goodbye or leave something behind of hers; that was her sign she cared about you.

Together with her children, mother, brothers, and sister, she would gift her final gift that saved three lives as an organ donor, her final deed as she entered eternal peace.

Tasha is preceded in death by Father Lynn R. Gwynn, Grandparents Jeanne Chavous Gwynn and Judge Lawrence M. Gwynn, Grady and June Brown.

Left to cherish her memory, loving mother Leilani Gwynn; daughters Letisha Parks, Lisa Brown; Son Steven (Monique) Turner; brothers Pepe Gwynn, Derrick Nimmons; sister Sonja (Anthony) Rhynehardt; Grandchildren Ziona, Daniel, Majesty, Glory, Charity, Lovely, David, Miracle, Harmony Reed; Nieces Kaylin Gwynn, Lelani Rhynehardt, LaShina (Eddie) Coley; nephews Elijah and Carter Easter; Uncles Garth (Kathy) Gwynn (Houston), Richard Thomas; Great-Aunt Leslie Chavous-Hunter (Chicago); Cousins Eden Cowans, Sidney (Dan) Fields (Boston), Mark Chavous (Boston), Heath Hunter (Chicago), Alicia and Marshall Thigpen, Madison and Chavous Gwynn (Houston), Sandee Herring, Libby Fields-Watkins; Best Friend Mr. Anthony Martin; speical friends Glen Parks, Steven Newton, Johnny Ajako, Denise Wood, Tomiko Glover, Doris Tolbert, Rhonda Tatum; Gwynn Family, Rhynehardt Family, Parks Family, Slade Family, Boyce Family, Wilborn Family, Richardson Family, Bolden Family, Bailey Family, Fields Family, Turner Family, and a host of many other friends and relatives.

Special appreciation to the Guardianship Service Board, CND, Peers, and doctors and nursing staff at Riverside Hospital and Lifeline of Ohio.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, September 26, 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.). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Brown Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com


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Condolence Messages

  1. I would like to offer my sincere Condolences to Tasha’s children and family. I knew and loved your mother and sister very much…She was kind, generous, smart and missed by me and the whole Martin family…It’s very painful to think I’ll never hear her voice again. But she’ll be with me always and I know I’ll see her again on the other side. R I P Tasha..

    • Thank you Mr. Martin whom she told me you are her best friend and thank you for being there for her (my second eyes) and truly caring and watching our for my sister; for that I am truly grateful.

  2. The staff of The Open Shelter worked with Tasha for many years. We enjoyed her antics most of the time, lol! She was small but mighty!! We will always remember her looking on our racks for pretty dresses and jewelry. She loved to look nice.
    Our condolences to Tasha’s family.
    Rest In Peace Tasha!

  3. Prayers and Condolences Sent to you and your Family Brother

  4. Anthony Rhynehardt

    At the time when we need family to come together I offer my condolence to my wife and the family. Tash (Nikki) was a wonderful Sister in law who was caring and loved her family.

  5. To my sister, as my heart continues to ache and the tears continue to flow I know you’re set free from all the pain endured . I loved you my whole life, and will continue to carry your memory in my heart big sis and share your story as you mattered and meant the world to me. Rest in heaven sissy and see you in my dreams.

  6. Stephen Nwabunike

    My condolences and prayers to the family. May she rest in peace.

  7. Pepe, My Deepest Condolences.
    I will be keeping You and Family
    in Preyers. If You ever need Me for
    anything give Me a call 614 746 2865

  8. Deepest condolence to the Gwynn family in their time of sorrow.

  9. Rest In Peace, Aunt Nikki. I will never forget your voice, the way you told passionate stories, and for giving my the best cousins I could ask for. Your life has taught me so much, and has molded me in so many ways. We love you and will miss you. Save a place for me

  10. The Valmont Family would like to offer our sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and friends. May the Lord bless and keep you all in your time of need.

  11. Condolences To Ms. Tasha family. I saw the beautiful picture of the lady. When I clicked on view. I realized that she was someone that I knew. I remember the Pretty smile and the Beautiful eyes. I watched the service. What a beautiful family and to hear the nice stories about Tasha. I was doing the Lord’s work the day I met her. Trying to figure out my purpose. After seeing this online viewing, it has motivated me to continue to serve God. You never know a person life story. I thank the family for sharing. Stay strong, stay close and hold on to one another. Friend

  12. Rest In Peace and Freedom, Aunt Nikki. I will never forget your voice and your passionate storytelling. Thank you for giving me the best cousins ever, and for teaching me lessons that have shaped me into the woman I am today. We love you and will always miss you. Save a spot for me

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