On Thursday, December 31st 2020, Delena Givens Brown, loving wife, mother of 3 and grandmother of 10 passed away at the age of 57 after a lifelong battle of Sickle Cell disease.
Delena Givens Brown was born on May 20, 1963 in Bellevue, Nebraska to Patricia Givens and Henry White. Delena attended Burke High School, where she met her husband, Steve Brown. She received her associates degree in Human Services from Metro Community College, where she graduated Cum Lade.
Delena enjoyed helping others and her career choices illustrated just that. Delena spent most of her professional career working as a Chemical Dependency Counselor for various agencies in Omaha, including the Nebraska Department of Corrections and North Omaha Alcoholism Counseling Program. Her real passion, though, was working with youth. Delena was very active in the community, working as a Diversion Officer for Sarpy County and the Sarpy County tobacco coalition to help promote a healthier lifestyle.
After retiring, Delena focused her time with Crossroads Connection, a transitional program that helped ex-felons successfully transition back into society. She also ran a successful Jelly and Jam business alongside her sister, Gladys Harrison of Big Mama’s Kitchen. She had a passion for painting and creating pottery. But where Delena got her most joy was simply being a grandma (Mahgah) to her grandchildren.
Delena was a special person and anyone that came across her, knew it. She could light up a room with her presence. Her love for life and family, her sense of humor, her kind creative heart and sharp wit will be truly missed.
Delena was proceeded in death by her daughter, Carlene Jones, mother, Patricia Barron and father figures Donald Harrison and Earnest Barron.
Delena leaves behind her husband, Steve Brown. Sons: Seneca Harrison (Patricia Harrison) of Omaha, NE, Ellis Givens (Amanda Givens) of Austin, TX, Olando Wilson of Omaha, NE, and Son-in-law John Jones of Omaha, NE. Grandchildren, DaVaun Brown, Janayah Jones, Aryannah Harrison, Titan Givens, Ceniah Jones, Lailah Jones, Helix Givens, Moses Givens, Ronin Givens and Eloise Givens. Her sisters, Donna Harrison, Debbie Harrison, and Gladys Harrison, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews
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