COLUMBUS — Alma G. Brown, age 87, departed this life to join God on Monday, April 8, 2013, with her family by her side.
She was born on August 26, 1925, in, Marianna, Ark., a daughter of Lucy (Allen) and Eddie Lott. After graduating from high school, Alma attended Henderson Business College in Memphis, Tenn. She then moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where she was a graduate of Youngstown College with a degree in Fine Arts.
Alma was a housekeeper for the State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources for over twenty years.
On Nov. 18, 1950, she married Belzoner Brown Sr. They moved to Andover in 1964, where she was a life resident until recently spending the last few years in Columbus, Ohio, to be near family.
She was formerly a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Kinsman, Ohio. She enjoyed quilting, fishing and antique shopping. She always had a way of seeing beauty in antique items. Alma was widely known for her cooking skills and hospitality, making sure that no visitor ever left her home hungry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-one years, Belzoner Brown Sr.; her step-son, Leroy South; two sisters, Georgia Maye Mitchell and Corrine Powe; and four brothers, Eddie, Jessie, Reuben and J.C. Lott.
Survivors include five daughters, Karen L. Brown of Ashtabula, Ohio, Alberta D. (Samuel) Rucker, Cheryl A. Nnadi, Sandra D. Brown-DeRamus and Patricia J. Brown, all of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, Belzonia Brown Jr. of Andover, Ohio, Charles R. Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Leon D. Brown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Damon Gleeden; a sister, Lela Luse of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Angela, Samuel Jr., Reginald, Belzonia Jr., Aleta, Tanya (Rick), Tyrone, Travis, Nicole, Jennifer, Joshua, Keishya, Terry and Shereya; 14 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 12 p.m., Noon, on Saturday, April 13th, at The Church of Jesus Christ, 6000 Webber Cole Road, Kinsman, Ohio, with Apostle Phillip Jackson officiating.
Calling Hour will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements were handled by BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com and starbeacon.com.