Denise McNair-Brown

Denise Joyce McNair-Brown

Jul 6, 1954 - Jan 26, 2020
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Denise Joyce McNair-Brown, 65, departed this life on Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was born on July 6, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to the union of Willa Louise (Lockett) McNair and Gipson Lee McNair.
Denise attended Birmingham Elementary School and Morrison R. Waite High School. During her senior year, she transferred to Jesup W. Scott High School graduating in 1972. She obtained an Associate Degree in Business from Stautzenberger College in 1976 and began her career with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in 1977, retiring in 2007 after 30 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Willard Lee Brown, Sr.; parents: Willa and Gipson McNair; sister: Leslie McNair; and brothers: Gary, Lorenzo, and Tyrone Collins.
Denise leaves to cherish her memory, sons: Gary (Marlaina) McNair, Casey Brown, and Wesley Brown; daughter: Alisha McNair all of Toledo, OH; stepsons: Willard Brown, Jr. of Toledo, OH, Winston (Sheri) Brown, and Juan (Twylla) Brown all of San Diego, CA; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brothers: Hugh Collins, Ernest (Kate) Jones, Lionel (Kim) Jones, and Lindale Jones; sisters: Karolynn (David) Bonds, Vicki (Perry) Comer, Regina McNair, Marva McNair, Patrice (Theodore) Ashley, Cynthia (Eric) Bush, and Lynnell Jones, all of Toledo, OH; aunt: Nancy Glover; uncles: Robert Lockett, Sr. and Patrick Lockett, Jr. all of Toledo, OH; two goddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends may visit at The House of Day, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH on Thursday, February 6, from 7-9 p.m. Family hour will be held Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, 3016 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a heart-filled thank you to the many kind and compassionate caregivers who have taken care of Denise over the years.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 6, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    February 6, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    February 7, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    February 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    First Church of God
    3016 Collingwood Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43610
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  • Service

    February 7, 2020 | 11:00am
    February 7, 2020 11:00am
    First Church of God
    3016 Collingwood Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43610
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  • Interment

    February 7, 2020 |
    February 7, 2020
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    1502 W. Central Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43606
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Donald S. Cole

Posted at 08:51am
Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. "Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog"

Lindsey Day and your Imagine Madison Family

Posted at 03:28pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 08:22am
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home withe the Lord
Love Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family

Toni T.

Posted at 01:06am
My condolences are extended to Hannah and the Denise Brown Family. I trust that God will comfort your hearts and minds as only He can do. May you be at peace as you cast all your cares on Him for He careth for you.

Auntie Toni

Gary Rice & Kim Rice Cummings (cousins)

Posted at 05:01am
Dear Family, please know that you are held close in our hearts and minds at this difficult time. May your loving memories of Denise bring you comfort.
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