Let us love in deed and truth. I John 3:18 reads, Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. I am not sure if this was the scripture that Todd lived by yet this WAS the scripture that Todd lived by. Many say that love is an action word and must be shown and not just stated. The love that Todd had shown via his infectious smile that lit up a room when he entered, the way he would make you love him even if you did not want to, the way that he would give you wet kisses and warm hugs, the way that he would give you the right word at the right time; are all examples of him living out this scripture and putting action behind his words. Todd was loud, boisterous, full of energy, the center of attention, loved to sing, dance, draw and make you laugh. His passion was his children, family, friends, and his pets. Todd wanted to make sure that everyone knew they were loved; one of the wats he did this was by giving you a nickname. He would yell out that nickname even if it were embarrassing; yet it was his way of loving on you individually. Todd loved animals; more specifically dogs. He would take in a stray dog and love it back to good health. Todd’s purpose was to love on, support, encourage and help others; whether it be family, friends, loved ones or strangers. Todd blessed us for 46 short years, yet for God is was purposefully designed and now Todd’s legacy lives on in each life that he was purposed to touch...and that person is YOU!
Todd Lamont Brown aka T.O. Baby, was a gift to the Brown family. Born February 24, 1971 and transitioned on September 1, 2017. Some view it as a sad time, others view it as a celebratory time. Celebratory in the manner that he will reunite with his mother Mary, sisters Cindy and Tanya, and his grandparents. Todd leaves to cherish his Legacy to his children Jamiah Brown (Atlanta, Ga) and Justin Braun (Columbus, Oh). His 11 siblings (in alpha order): Andrea Brown (Toledo, Oh), Debra (Tommy) Dunston (Toledo, Oh), Felicia Brown (Toledo, Oh), Ken Brown (Columbus, Oh), Kevin (Rouxanne) Brown (Columbus, Oh), Pamela Brown (Ronnie Phillips) (Columbus, Oh), Regina Brown (Toledo, Oh), Shawn (Donnice) Brown (Columbus, Oh), Stacey Brown (Toledo, Oh), Stephanie Brown (Columbus, Oh), Tracy Powell (Toledo, Oh), aunt's Carolyn Mason and Betty Mickles, 41 nieces and nephews, 68 great nieces and nephews, as well as a large host of family, friends, and loved ones.
The Vineyard Church, Columbus
Thursday September 7, 2017
Viewing: 8 am - 10 am
Funeral: 10 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Riverside Methodist Hospital Neurology Department; Dr. Miller and team, Vineyard Church Columbus, Mandi Grohoske, and their team; sisters Stacey Brown, Tracy Powell, Felicia Brown, Stephanie Brown, Pamela Brown, Andrea Brown, Debra Dunston, Regina Brown and brothers Kevin Brown, Ken Brown, and Shawn Shawn. Thank you for everything that you have done for Todd from the moment he entered the hospital and beyond. The amount of time spent on his care and after care is immeasurable and each role and contribution was no greater than the other because each role together made this experience whole. Todd’s nieces and nephews that have contributed n various capacities: Dante Brown, Shardae Brown, Ranada Brown Hashim, Angela Brown Wright and her husband Jeffrey Wright. Thank you to Ronnie Phillips and Carolyn Mason. Musicians: Kim Cunningham and Sierra Stephanoff.