Willie Mae Brown

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Ms. Willie Mae (Tina) Brown, was born November 29, in Uniontown, Alabama and entered into eternity on Sunday, March 24, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones. Willie was 78 years old.

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Croom and Mattie Croom; parents, Willie James Quinnie and lena Custer; brothers, Frank, Alfreeman, Tyrone and Sydney Custer, James and Larry Quinnie; sisters, Lillie Smiley, Delores Brisker; and special friend, Gloria Anderson.

At a young age, Willie gave her life to Christ and began her journey of faith at First Baptist Church in Alabama and Beulah Baptist Church and later became a member of Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church of Columbus, Ohio. She loved the Lord and served and served him graciously.

Willie Mae attended schools in Uniontown where she was a cheerleader and on the drill team. After graduating High School, she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she worked many jobs and always made a way out of no way, which led her to a long career at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist.

She touched many lives with her caring and compassionate ways as well as her professional skills. She enjoyed helping others in and out of the hospital after 35 years of dedicated service. When Willie Mae decided to retire, she moved back to Alabama where she became a foster parent until becoming disabled. After 15 years, she decided to move back to Ohio to be with her love ones. Family was everything to her. She adored her children and grandkids and bragged about them often. She was especially proud of Kaiya, who will be graduating this year from college.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, cousin and friend. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, and watching old western movies. Her love for her family and friends will truly be missed.

Willie Mae leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Gwendolyn Quinnie, Kathryn Thomas; son, Kelvin Brown; sisters, Bernice Winlock of Newnan, Ga, Lessie Peters of Oklahoma, Deborah Custer-Page; brother, Willie Quinnie of Birmingham, AL; special uncle, Ernest (Uncle Bud) Croom of Buffalo, NY; special cousin, Lillie Croom (Caregiver) of Alabama; 12 grandchildren; 6 greatgrands; nieces, nephews, cousins and Goddaughter, Toni Patterson.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Unity Temple COGIC, 161 N. Hamilton Rd. Whitehall, Oh 43213

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Prayers and Blessings to all of the family .Sorry for the loss of one of my BEST Friends. Much Love to you all .

  2. Margaret Hines Thompson

    Sorry to learn of the loss of Teenie. We grew up together from early childhood, lost contact, then re-connected a few years ago.May God continue to watch over her family. I will certainly keep you in my prayers. Sincerely

  3. Katherine Guthrie

    This is Catherine Guthrie Chandler Guthrie’s mother Chandler was one of her foster children and we really appreciate Miss Brown we really love her and we’re going to miss her we had just found out so I’m sorry to hear about it I know Chandler really loved her and she was really good to my son she’s a precious lady

  4. Mrs. Brown will truly be missed. A great friend back in the day, soany food times and food memories. My deepest condolences to the family!

  5. Barbara Johnson

    The loss of your mother, grandmother, leaves a deep void in the world. She may be gone, but never be forgotten. She will live in Hearts ❤️ forever.
    Our deepest sympathy from the Johnson, Oates Family

  6. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  7. Terry Henderson

    OMG…It is with deep regret that I’m just learning of Sister Quinney’s passing. Came to know her about 17 years ago as she was a part of our walking group at the Roosevelt park on Highway 150. She was such a nice person and a Beautiful Soul. We affectionately called her “Cuz” because she was related to one of the group’s member. My sincere condolences to her family! RIH Sis Quinney…aka:Cuz.⚘⚘☝

  8. Deborah F Everett-Croom

    My prayers and Condolences to the family

  9. Althea Day (Spinner) and Family. 8th St. Neighbor

    Kathy Kevin and family members. We were very sad to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was one of the best neighbors on 8th St. Always kind and caring. She will be missed. RIH.

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