Mrs. Ciania G. Brownell
January 2, 1957– April 26, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, and sister, Mrs. Ciania G. Brownell. Ciania was called to glory on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home in Elkridge, MD. Ciania has touched and left loving memories with all those she encountered, especially the many children she taught and nurtured.
Ciania was born on January 2, 1957 in Liberia, West Africa to her father Wilfred Kpabar and mother Etta Ceasar Kpabar , who predeceased her. She grew up in a large, loving family with six sisters and one brother. She attended high-school at Ricks Institute earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Liberia. In her career, she advanced to Vice Principal at the Cathedral High School in Monrovia, Liberia where she served from 1982 – 1991.
Ciania married her soul mate Daniel Brownell and they relocated to the United States of America where Ciania accepted a position at the Pallotti Early Learning Center, where she continued her passion for working with the next generation. The couple was blessed with their beloved son Wilfred Brownell, affectionately called Muki.
Ciania worked at the Palotti Early Learning Center from 1991 until she passed away. Her workmates, and many children she nurtured became as close to her as her friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
Ciania was a practicing Catholic, a driven professional and a strong-willed, loving woman, even throughout her final months. Her warm and loving spirit will never be forgotten. She leaves a legacy of love and true friendship. She is survived by her loving husband and son, as well as her sisters, Maggie Brent-Jackson, Christina Kpabar-Paeley, Rose Giddens, Winifred Kpabar, Mary Kpabar, Comfort Moore and Dalasue Brumskine; her brother, Kortue Sammy; and several nieces, nephews grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and several close friends.
We love you Ciania!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
St. Mary of the Mills Church
Laurel, Maryland 20707
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.