Kellie Lynn Brown
38 Years Old

July 3, 1969 to October 17, 2007

Kellie Lynn Brown grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1987. She continued her education at Central State University in Xenia, Ohio before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997. At the time of her death, Kellie lived in Duluth, Georgia.
On October 17, 2007 Kellie was suddenly and tragically taken from us. She was murdered by the hands of her boyfriend; a gun was the murder weapon. After taking our Kellie’s life, the murdering coward took his own life.
As a result of this senseless crime, not only did the murderer take our beloved Kellie from us, he also murdered future generations (if/when Kellie had children), he stole precious time from us to grow older with Kellie, and he also stole many, many memories that will never be.
Kellie was one of the most caring and sweetest young ladies one could ever meet. She had a kind and loving spirit and a sweet soul. Kellie was a devoted daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, aunt and a friend to many. She was a blessing to all that knew and loved her.
Her beautiful smile would light up a room; her laughter and her giggles would brighten one’s day. Kellie had the gift of making one laugh; even when one wanted to cry.
Kellie loved life, listening to music, and especially the simple and fun things that life had to offer. Spending time with her family and friends was what she loved the most. Although she did not have children of her own, she was adored by the children of her family and friends. Children gravitated to Kellie, as she was always laughing, fun to be around, and was like a kid herself. She would have been a wonderful mother.
When Kellie returned for visits, she always had to dine at her favorite Cincinnati restaurants—White Castle, Skyline, and LaRosa’s. Before returning to Georgia, Kellie always stocked up on some of her Cincinnati favorites — Grippo barbeque potato chips, Queen City hot mets, and United Dairy Farmers orange drink. Her favorite breakfast was bacon (any brand) and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.
Although Kellie’s earthly presence is no longer with us, she will live on in our hearts forever.

We will love and miss her for the rest of our lives.

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family of Kellie Lynn Brown

CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE MURDER

My daughter’s murder was a homicide/suicide. Kellie’s boyfriend shot her, several times, in her apartment. The murderer, Cleophus Freeman, then took his own life. After Kellie did not show up for work, the police went in and found both bodies on October 17, 2007.

The murderer’s mother, Verdell Freeman, of Vrendenburgh, Alabama, went in two days later and removed my daughter’s furniture, clothes, and belongings.

Not only was my beloved daughter’s life taken, her very being and existence was violated by the murderer’s mother.

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Kelley Lynn Brown