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Joseph Lovell Givens

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Givens Joseph Lovell Givens, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, born on March 7, 1980 to Cassandra Givens and Isaac Joseph Brown Jr., was unexpectedly called home on May 10, 2014. Joseph "Joe" attended Brookhaven H.S. and completed a certification program at Columbus State Community College in 2009. He was a business owner of "All Year Round" since 2006. Joe is preceded in death by his grandmothers Mary Jane Bentley and Berniece Brown, father Isaac Joseph Brown Jr. and aunt Deborah Givens-Early. He leaves to cherish his memories, mother, Cassandra Givens; lifelong partner and best friend of 22 years, Sheronda Byrd-Givens; children, Nazje' Byrd-Givens, Justin Sellers, Nyazia Givens and Nyzara'e Givens; siblings, Jerald Hayes, Isaac (Tequila White) Brown, Kena Adams and Justina Brown; stepmother, Phyllis Brown; in-laws, Tobious (Lynn) Byrd; godmother, Ewann Pleasant-Clay; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Homegoing service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street, where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the start of service. Joseph will be laid to rest at Glen Rest Memorial Estate following the funeral services. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 15, 2014
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