Eileen Brown

Eileen Brown

January 08, 1951 - June 11, 2022

Eileen Brown

January 08, 1951 - June 11, 2022


Brown, Eileen (Bowden), 71, of Chesterfield departed this life peacefully on June 11, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Kevin and her parents George and Vera Bowden. She is survived by her children, Matthew (Mary) and Daniel (Casey); One brother, George (Mary), three nephews: George, Timothy, and Michael as well as several beloved cousins. Eileen’s greatest treasures were found in the five grandchildren that she held so dear: Rachael, Sarah, Katy, Maddux, and Naomi. Before moving to Richmond, Eileen was born in Newark and raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Once in Richmond, she spent those early years raising her two sons alongside a small army of other children in her home.  She would then spend 21 wonderful years as the Pastoral Associate for Christian Formation at Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church.  She will be fondly remembered for her generous spirit, her practicality, and in the ease with which she was an equal opportunity lover of all people. Her family and friends will cherish memories of unending bowls of soup served while sharing belly laughs, holding space for the messiness of life, and the lending of a nonbiased ear while providing` quiet, unassuming wisdom. She was magic. May we now see her in the stillness of the morning as the sun rises, in a solidly warm cup of coffee, a “just right” book for any of life’s twist and turns, and in the strangers that we are fortunate to meet.

Services will be held on June 24th at 3pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway South Chesterfield, VA 23834. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation in the chapel at 2pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be considered for CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) 2220 Stockton Street Richmond, VA 23224, the ALS Association (c/o Christina Vargas) 8100 Three Chopt Road Suite 147 Richmond, VA 23229, or the YMCA of Greater Richmond 2 W Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220.


  • Date & Time: June 24, 2022 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Location: 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway Chesterfield, VA 23834 - (Get Directions)

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: June 24, 2022 (3:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Location: 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway Chesterfield, VA 23834 - (Get Directions)


ALS Association (c/o Christina Vargas)

  • Address: 8100 Three Chopt Rd. #147 Richmond, VA 23229

YMCA Of Greater Richmond

  • Address: 2 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23220

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14 responses to Eileen Brown

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  1. Eileen was light in so many peoples lives, including my own. She had a heart of gold the size of the universe. She will be deeply missed. My heartfelt condolences to Daniel and Matt and their families.

  2. Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal
    We the Sprouse family send our prayers and love to the family

  3. Faye Miller says:

    Sending love and prayers to Matthew and Daniel. Your mother was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure of knowing.

  4. My amazing cousin Eileen May you Rest In Peace you know how much we love you.

  5. Eileen was a wonderful woman. I never saw her without a smile on her face. I was saddened to hear of her passing. The last time I saw her was just before we left for South Carolina. Going to miss her

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