Deborah A. Brown 1948-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs



YOUNGSTOWN – Deborah Ann Johnson Brown, 73, of 2102 Stewart Ave., Youngstown, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital following cardiac arrest.

She was born August 8, 1948 in Youngstown, daughter of William and Louise Jones Johnson.

Deborah worked for Gateway to Better Living for 15 years as a caregiver before retiring in 2019. She also worked at AT&T as a telephone operator, retiring in 2004. She graduated from l ‘East High School in 1966 and Youngstown State University in 2006 with an associate’s degree in hospitality management.

She was a member of the Fellowship Church of God in Christ, where she served as a district missionary and chair of the welcoming committee.

She is survived by one son, Robert VanCeil (Earline) Owens of Youngstown; two brothers, Bill (Susan) Johnson of Naperville, Ill., and Tyrone (Cassandra) Johnson of Youngstown; two sisters, Mrs. Lynette (John) Taylor of Youngstown and Mrs. Denise Parnell (Bernard) Jackson of Youngstown; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; one daughter, Mrs. Sonya Renee Owens; and one brother, Gerald Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, with call hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Church of God in Christ. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be respected.

Interment will be in Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Comfort arrangements were managed by Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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