Brittany Rose Knox

February 13, 1988 ‒ December 19, 2015

Wellston, Ohio
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

WELLSTON: Brittany Knox, age 27, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus following an extended illness.

She was born February 13, 1988 to parents Charles & Rosella (McNew) Knox in Mansfield. Although raised in Mansfield, Brittany was graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 2007 where she enjoyed many extracurricular activities including cheerleading, softball, and dance. After high school, she furthered her education at the University of Rio Grande.

She was very involved in Lincoln Heights Church of Christ in Christian Union in Mansfield. Brittany invited so many of her peers to church on Wednesday nights that her mom’s car would be full of kids. She loved leading people to the Lord and volunteering for ministry at area nursing homes alongside her mom.

Brittany was very loyal to her friends and family and they will miss her dearly. She will be remembered for her heart of gold and sense of humor.

She is survived by her loving mother with whom she was very close, Rosella McNew Knox & Donald Morrow of Wellston; father Chuck Knox of Mansfield; her 6-year-old son Braxton Thomas Knox-Ousley of Wellston; aunts and uncles: Chris & Dan Yahn of FL, Cheryl & Barry Jones of Lexington, Bill & Marilyn Knox of WV, Barb Rettig of Bucyrus, Christy & Dave Pigman of Mansfield, and Jeanie & Norm Houtsinger of PA; a step-grandfather, Willy Linden of FL; along with numerous cousins, friends, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents George & Rosann McNew, a special great-grandfather Richard Alvin Armbrust, and a very special uncle Richard McNew.

The family will receive friends 1 to 3:30 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (formerly Finefrock), 350 Marion Ave in Mansfield. A funeral service honoring Brittany’s life will begin at 3:30 pm and Overseer Renea Collins from Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church in Mansfield will officiate.

Contributions to benefit her son Braxton may be made at the funeral home (please make checks payable to Rosella Knox).

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Brittany’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at

  • Rosella, I am so sorry to learn of Brittany’s passing. May God keep you in his loving embrace during this difficult time. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you and give your family strength and peace in your time of need. The Allman Family

  • Rosella, so sorry to hear about your daughter’s passing; our heart felt condolences to all the family. Love & prayers, Terry & TA

  • Rosella,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter’s passing. I pray not only she rests well in Peace, I pray God will give you the peace and comfort that you have and will need. God Bless you!

    Tim and Kristy Rudolph Renard

  • What a beautiful tribute to an amazing ray of sunshine. May that radiant smile live in all of our hearts forever. Bless our precious Brittany

  • So sadden to hear of Brittany’s passing. It’s been a long road for her and I pray for all you prayers of peace and comfort during this sad time. May you hear the prayers of many of us through ghe coming months as we will be lifting you up in prayer Rosella. With sincere sympathies, Susan and Jon Mitchell

  • Rosella, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this most difficult time. God bless you.

  • Dearest Rosella my heart is breaking for you today. I was hoping to come up with my mom (Nancy) to pay my respects to both you and Brittany but unfortunately that didn’t work out. However I wanted you to know that you are deeply in my heart and thoughts. The video tribute was absolutely beautiful. I’ve always throughout my life enjoyed getting updates about you and Brit and this was one update I would never have wished on anyone. I know Braxton will find love and comfort in your arms and hopefully he’ll do the same for you. Remember to reach out to your family and friends if you are ever in need, you are greatly loved and they will be there!!

  • Rosella and family,
    What words will comfort you when a child passes? The sorrow from this death is surely very great. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for healing from this tragedy.
    The Ron Nelson Family
    Ron, Linda, Todd, Erika, Kipp, Brittany, Lahna, Ronnie Noelle, Blakely Sue, Luke Skywalker Thomas, Kipp Jayce (KJ) Nelson and Addison and Parker Dunnington

  • My heart aches for you, Zell. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. All I can hope for is that God surrounds you with enough shock to buffer you from the things you are not ready to feel, enough strength to get through this difficult time, and enough love to hold you together when everyone else gets back to their normal routine. Please reach out if you need a shoulder or an ear. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Zell,
    I just found out about Brits passing. I had surgery & haven’t been on here much. My heart breaks for you, Braxton & family. I still can see her smile when she would come into work too see you. I loved her. I will keep you in my prayers. Sending hugs & prayers. Remember God is always there for you.
    Love you,
    Love Katrina Hicks

  • Oh Rosella, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my heart and prayers. She has only moved away. You will see her again someday.

  • Dear Rosella and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember you bringing Brittany into Sprint as a baby, Jesus will take care of her now, know that you were a great mom, she turned out to beautiful woman. Rosella please take care of yourself, Jesus will be your strength, keep you eyes and heart on Him.
    truly so sorry for the loss of your daughter.