Mary Elaine (Howard) Brown was born June 3, 1944, in Columbus, Ohio. Mary Elaine was the eldest of four children (Alan, Faye and Gayle) born to William Howard and Bernice Orr. Mary attended East High School with the class of 1963.
Mary Elaine married Robert Brown and they had three children: Sonya Denise, Geoffrey Robert and Damon. After her daughter Sonya passed away unexpectedly, Mary raised her grandson Tyler.
Mary worked at Kroger for many years. She loved puzzles and good food (Mary had cooking skills as well). She enjoyed her family and life in general, even while battling cancer (also #CANCERSUCKS).
Mary is preceded in death by her parents William and Bernice (Orr) Howard; siblings: Alan and Faye Howard; children: Sonya and Geoffrey, and nephews: Aaron K. Clark and Eric Carmichael.
Mary is survived by sister Gayle Clark Nolan; son Damon Brown; grandchildren: Saquoia (Keshon) Pullins, Blessing Robinson, Tyler Brown and Kandace Brown; great-grandchildren: Makhi, Khalil, Kanai and Sanai Pullins; nephews: Khayam Clark and Chip Carmichael; great-nephews: Jeremie and Galen Patillo, Bruce Smith, Aaron N. Clark, Omari Effiong, Brandon Bowie, Yaalon Clark; nieces: Tracey Howard, Nahshon Moore, Senta Bowie, Ashley and Alana Clark-Kirk; great-nieces: Jihan Moore and Alaysia Laury; paternal uncle John Howard (NV); a host of cousins, friends and neighbors at Cambridge Arms Apartments. The family would like to thank Hospice of Central Ohio.