Terica Shawntell Brown

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Terica (Sweetpea) Shawntell Brown finished life’s race on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Born November 7, 1973, in Mansfield, OH, to the late Darlene Brown and Grady Sambo Coffee, Sweetpea lived life to the fullest in the company of family and friends. She was known for showcasing her culinary skills, decorating and hosting parties to celebrate any occasion. In addition, Sweetpea loved listening to music, dancing, and reading books and magazines on cooking and decorating.   She was an author, in 2019 she shared her testimony in an anthology “Walking in Divine Favor”.


Sweetpea spent her childhood playing sports since middle school. She displayed great athleticism in football, being the first female player in the City of Mansfield, volleyball, and track, where she held schoolwide record titles in the shot put, 100-meter dash and the 4×100 relay team. In 1991, Terica graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. However, before her courageous health battle ended her studies, she found her love of cosmetology and attended North Central Technical College and Columbus State Community in Columbus, OH.


Raised in the church, Sweetpea confessed her faith at Alpha & Omega COGIC under the tutelage of the late Elder Henry L. Washington. Setting her spiritual foundation, she remained a member until the pastor’s retirement.


She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Victoria Terica Shawntell Brown. Sweetpea will be deeply missed by her son, Eric Deion Crutcher, with whom she shared a permanent bond, and Antwan J. Horston, a nephew in whom she raised as her own.


She also leaves to cherish her memory, second mother, Lillie Coffee; brothers, Michael Lee Coffee and Jamel Coffee, both of Mansfield; sisters, Nicole (Antwan) Horston of Columbus, OH; Priscilla (Isha) and Monique (Pappy) Coffee, both of Mansfield and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends including special friend, Darnell Davis. In addition, Sweetpea was well-loved by so many more people, too numerous to list but treasured.

Terica’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16, 2021, officiated by Pastor Mark Cobb at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W 6th Mansfield, Ohio. Public Visitation begins at 2:00 PM and the Homegoing Service at 3:00 PM. Mask & Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel Of Peace Mansfield (formerly Williams Funeral Services) 753 McPherson St. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, view video tribute and offer condolences to The BROWN Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com. In place of flowers, the family is asking for donations to care for her son. You may contact Nicole Horston at 614-831-1908 for details. Also, contact Debbie Jones at 567-307-1709 for food contributions. The family will receive friends at 171 Poplar Street at 5:30 PM on Friday and at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 W 4th Street on Saturday from 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM.


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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss may God continue to guide and lead you in this process praying for you all. RIP

  2. My sincere condolences to you and your family may God give you strength and comfort

  3. Sorry for ur loss praying for ur family Rest In Peace Sweet Pea

  4. My prayers for the family. May God give you strength and peace and may the beautiful memories you shared with your loved one sustain you during this difficult time.

  5. Diane "Lady Di" Dennis

    My Sincerest Condolences To The Family Of Terica Shantel Brown. May God Give You Comfort And Peace During This Hour Of Grief. We Pray That Her Soul Is At Rest In The Arms Of Our Loving Father.We Will Continue To Lift The Brown Family Up In Prayer.

  6. Praying for you all. Love you❤️

  7. Michelle Williams-Stevens

    Sending Prayers of Comfort, Strength and Peace that surpasses all understanding to you and your Family

  8. My condolence to the family

  9. Dunrick Yetts and Family

    My heart and prayers are with the Brown family. Lean on God to get you through this difficult time.

  10. Rest In Peace, Terica! You will be truly missed! Praying for your son Eric and the family❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. My prayers goes out tha family

  12. My condolences go out to the Brown family, praying all of you.

  13. Cynthia Boone'Martin

    My condolences to the family .

  14. Charlotte Robertson

    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Terica my condolences to the Brown family may God give you peace and comfort you

  15. Kim Brookins-Lindsay

    Sending Condolences, Love and Prayers to the family of Terica Brown. “Weeping may endure for a night, But Joy Cometh in the Morning” May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during your time of grief.

  16. Gwen (Penny) Butler

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Sweet Pea. I can remember when she was born. We were neighbors of her Grandmother. Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Brown family. May God give you peace. From the Lindsay Family on Second Ave.

  17. She will truly be missed. I pray God comfort the family days to come. I will continue to keep family in my thoughts, and prayers.

  18. Willie & Tameka Burtin

    Our thoughts & prayers to the family of Sweetpea! So many wonderful memories growing up….R.I.H….Love you all!

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