Dorcas Brinson


Dorcas I. Brinson, 87, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

She was born on July 7, 1933, to the late Hobson and Mable Jones. She was born the fifth child and daughter of a music store owner, developing a love for music in her at a young age and becoming an accomplished pianist.

She attended Lee College, where she met her soon-to-be husband of 68 years, Russell Brinson —  she was a devoted minister’s wife. They traveled the world, ministering together. She was an active member of the North Cleveland Church of God and loved worshiping with her church family.

Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Frances Elkins, Lewis Jones, Ruth White, and Sybil Watts. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 68 years, Russell Brinson; son, Terrell Brinson and his wife, Debbie, and their children: Terrah Holcomb (Benjamin) and Tyler Brinson (Diana); daughter, Tonna Prater and her husband, Dale, and their children: Brock Bruce (Heather) and Brooke Lee (Patrick); great-grandchildren: Miah Lee, Elleson Bruce, Bella Lee, Carter Bruce, Emmalyn Lee, Willa Rose Lee, Tenlee Holcomb, Raynah Holcomb, Gideon Holcomb, Savannah Brinson, and one on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. 

A Celebration of Dorcas’ Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home with a visitation for one hour prior to the service.

She will be entombed at Sunset Memorial Gardens following her service. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Dorcas or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at



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