Let the memory of Arnell be with us forever.
  • 79 years old
  • Born on April 26, 1939 .
  • Passed away on December 8, 2018 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Arnell Brown 79 years old , born on April 26, 1939 and passed away on December 8, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Funeral SERVICE: Saturday December 15,2018

Location: Mount Olivet Church of God in Christ

Arnell Louise Brown was born on April 26th, 1939 in Paducah, Kentucky. She and her twin brother Odell Lee were the eighth and ninth children of ten born to the union of Eugene Brown and Lillian Ballard. Arnell received the Lord at the very early age of eight years old. She was the first in her family to receive the Lord. When she was ten years old her family moved from Paducah, Kentucky to Dayton, Ohio. In Dayton, Arnell came under the leadership of Elder Dixon of the Church of God in Christ. She joined Elder Dixon's church as a child member and she would walk to church whenever she could. Later, her father started a church, Little Rock COGIC and she became a member of that church. Arnell was an integral part of the church. Arnell had a beautiful singing voice and would sing in the church services with her sister Bertha and her niece Maxine. She would also teach Sunday School Classes. Arnell was academically inclined. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Arnell received her associates degree from Sinclair Community College and then went on to receive a Master of Science in social work from Wright State University. Arnell worked in various fields throughout her lifetime. One of her first jobs was doing secretarial work in Detroit, Michigan for her oldest brother. Later, she returned to Dayton and worked as a substitute teacher in the Dayton Public School System and then as a social worker at Good Samaritan Hospital and with Montgomery County's Senior Program. She loved to travel with the saints to the COGIC meetings and lived briefly in San Diego, California. Arnell was a beautiful person with a sweet disposition and an easy-going personality. She loved to laugh and would take delight in her brother's jokes. She had a look that said, "you and I both know you can't fool me!". She could also be very serious and passionate about many things. If she had an opinion about something she was not easily swayed.

Arnell’s deepest desire was to walk closely with the Lord and to please him. One of her favorite hymns was, “I am a royal child adopted into the royal family,” and she lived her testimony with her life. She was beautiful inside and out, gracious, kind and wise. Arnell will truly be missed. Arnell was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters, Ruby Payne, Bertha Brown, and Jean McKinney; and her brothers Eugene, Arthur, Eddie, Odell and Bobby Brown. Arnell leaves to cherish in memory her sister, Dorothy Brown, several nieces and nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

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