Rodslen Leearn Brown of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

July 22, 1960 - June 9, 2020

Ms. Rodslen Brown, 59th year, "Dozed into the peace of Eternal Slumber" on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, 2020 from her home in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Rodslen King-Brown was born and raised in Muskogee,
Oklahoma by her parents Nathaniel and Addie Mae
King, alongside her 11 siblings. From a very young age
she was inspired to help and care for others. At four
years old, Rodslen was looking out her parents’
bedroom window and had her first conversation with
God about helping people.


Rodslen met and married Willoman Brown from Fort
Gibson, Okla. and together had 4 children; the eldest
being Felicia Brown, followed by Willoman Brown Jr.,
Melissa Payne and Remono Brown. She spent most of
her time with her children and family, attending every
event no matter how big or small. She even found time
to nurture her love for music through singing,
producing, and creating her own record label.

Rodslen was a great homemaker, teaching her
children arts and crafts, helping develop life skills for the
betterment of their future, all while working for the Oklahoma
Health Care Authority and caring for the disabled. She loved her
children dearly, inspiring and motivating them to pursue their
dreams. Rodslen wasthe best role model for her children, teaching
lessons to respect everyone,stay together and put God first in their
lives. Rodslen greeted everyone with kindness, treated them as her
own, and made sure they were taken care of and had their needs
met.


There was always enough of Rodslen to go around. She attended
family graduations, ceremonies, weddings, births, and any other
special occasion, whether it was a minute away or a day away, she would be there.

She would tell her children, “there are twenty-four hours in a day, use it wisely.”
In the year 2000, Rodslen bore a brainchild called
Project A Association. The name of the
organization, Project A, is an acronym (Potential,
Realization, Opportunity, Job, Education,
Creativity and Teaching, while A is for Artistic).
She bought an old and worn house near her
childhood home and restored it. She knocked
down the walls, dug holes for new plumbing, shingled the roof, sheet
rocked the walls and ceiling and laid the bricks. During her time of
renovation, she explored all possible options to develop Project A
programs. Things did not happen overnight, but because she knew this
was, and is a God given assignment, she did not give up. Programs
became available such as computer lab services, creative arts for youth 4
to 18 years of age, and youth prevention of risk (ages 4-18). The program included summer
basketball camps and community gardens managed by the youth and volunteering seniors.
Rodslen’s strong interest in helping the disabled led her to creating programs to help connect
disabled individuals to their loved ones and others. She helped them with daily functions and
activities. Rodslen had an evolving door of ideas and visions for her community. One of her other
desires included implementing a music therapy program.


In 2006, she acquired her Native American Citizenship with
Cherokee Nation, was TERO certified and an artist. In 2013,
she received the Cherokee National Community Leadership
Award-Individual. The following year, in 2014, Rodslen was
the First Place Winner in the Cherokee National Holiday Art
Show for her Lace Moxie, Contemporary Basket and also
won Judge's Choice at the Cherokee Art Market.


Her zeal to help all people caught the attention of Cherokee
Nation. Together they begin to build a solid relationship in
the community. Rodslen sparked due awareness to the
developments within Cherokee Nation and advocating for
the Cherokee Freedmen in the community.


Rodslen cultivated a long-lasting connection between her Project A
Association and Cherokee Nation. This connection strengthened on Aug.
30, 2017, at the Federal District Court and in 2018, asthe Cherokee Nation
Supreme Court ruled in Cherokee Freedmen’s favor to be recognized as
Cherokee Citizens.


In 2018, Cherokee Nation hired Rodslen Brown-King to be the first
Cherokee Nation Freedmen Liaison and Consultant. Project A
Association and Cherokee Nation now have collaborated on several projects with great potential.
The realization of this collaboration will bring about great opportunities as well as jobs and
educational enhancements. Her unquenchable fire showed no limit to her creativity and the
creativity she welcomed and encouraged. Her life experience and accomplishments are part of the
teaching and modeling the community needs. As the definition of artistic reveals, “showing
imaginative skill in arrangement or execution,” we can see that this quality is a gift that she
possessed and hoped to bring out of others through PROJECT A. She has made herself available
to GOD and GOD is using PROJECT A to get things done!


Preceding Rodslen in death: Nathaniel & Addie King (Parents), Ishmael King (brother),
Kingzella Alexander (sister).

Rodslen leaves to mourn: Her children - Falicia Brown, Will
Brown Jr., Remono Brown, Melissa Payne (Mekeion).Grandchildren- Quinyona Brown, Imani
McMullin, Equann Brown, Anyija Brown, NeMarque Chaplin, Alyssia Chaplin, Maurice
Chaplin, Marquis Chaplin, Mekeion Payne Jr., Kelan Payne, Saeniah Brown, Remono Brown
Jr., Geziah Brown and Ramani Brown. Great Grandchildren- Raelyn Tinsley, Carter Rawlins,
Treyson Buchanan, Averi Brown and Maliah Chaplin. Sisters- Margarete Cope, Rena Logan,
Mignon Brooks (Claudie), Vanessa Johnson (Robert), Shena Gunn (William), Zenobia Howard
(Thomas), Natasha Firth (Kevin), Brothers - Edward King, Tony King (Elisa), Brian Moore and
a host of nieces and nephews and family and friends.

 

The Celebratory Service honoring her life will commence on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the most holy sanctuary of the Timothy Baptist Church, 5530 West Okmulgee Avenue in Muskogee.  Pastor Kelly Payne will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery.

You may visit Rodslen, as she slumbers in sweet repose at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

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Services

Visitation

Friday, June 19, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. - Muskogee
549 South 6th Street West
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

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The Celebratory Service

Saturday, June 20, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Timothy Baptist Church
5530 West Okmulgee Avenue
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

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The Christian Committal

Saturday, June 20, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Booker T. Washington Cemetery
Highway 69 North and Fern Mountain Road
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

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