LaDayshia Brown

Obituary of LaDayshia Tiarria Brown

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LaDayshia Tiarria Brown departed this earthly life into her eternal home on August 25, 2022, at the age of 25 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born on December 29, 1996, to Calvin “Dion” Smith and Nicole Loret Brown in Kalamazoo, MI. LaDayshia “Dayshia'' attended Arcadia Elementary, Linden Grove Middle School, graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 2015, Central Michigan University, and was a current student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. LaDayshia loved the game of basketball and played it throughout her life, for school teams, and for fun. Although she didn’t pursue basketball in college, she soon found another passion: joining the Air National Guard and becoming Airmen LaDayshia T. Brown. A pandemic didn’t stop her endeavors to achieve this dream. LaDayshia worked at Stryker Medical in Kalamazoo, MI, and the family business Rocketship Cleaning Service. 

LaDayshia attended Galilee Baptist Church, she loved God and made sure she gave him credit when she accomplished her achievements. She was full of joy and could lighten up any room with her infectious smile and funny high-pitched voice. LaDayshia loved amusement parks, traveling, dancing, and scary movies in her spare time. LaDayshia was the firstborn, the first granddaughter, first of many and she definitely reaped the rewards of being first. 

Her joy touched every person who knew and loved her. Even though we want her here on Earth with us, God loved her more and needed the pleasure only she could bring in heaven.  

LaDayshia leaves behind her Parents, Nicole Brown and Rayshawn Grady of Kalamazoo, MI, Dion Smith and Tiffany Smith of Battle Creek, MI, and companion Alaya Robertson of Kalamazoo, MI. Great-Grandmother; Verline Brown, Grandparents; Quincy Brown of Kalamazoo, MI, Helen Duncan (Earnest Trice) of Grand Rapids, MI, and Freda Smith of Battle Creek, MI. Siblings; Arraya Smith, Takary Dreams, Carlee Kitchen, Rayshawn Grady Jr.,  Shaniyah Smith, Zacchaeus Grady, Calvin Smith III, Camri Grady, Camari Smith, Kaden Grady, and Cameryn Smith. Godbrothers Quinton Brown Sr.(Andrea), and Tyson Brown both of Kalamazoo, MI, and God Sister Ashley Gordon of Charlotte, NC. God Grandmother Shirley Gordon. Aunts; Quinn Menier (Wilson) of Grand Rapids, MI, Shanelle Smith, Chaakira Beamon, Yvonne Wiggins of Battle Creek, MI, and Uncle Drew Duncan (Taiesha) of Kalamazoo, MI.  Nieces Ray’Lynn and A’Journee Grady. 


 

A Host of Great-Aunts, Uncles, and cousins who looked up to her and loved her dearly, a special cousin Tykese Brown and her lifelong friends. 

She was preceded in death by; Her Great Grandfather Willie Beasley, Grandfather Calvin Smith Sr., Great-Aunt, and Godmother Dorothy (Sparkle) Brown, Great-Aunts Elaine Bolden and Phyllis Echols, and Great-Uncle Willie Beasley Jr.  

Also surviving; is her Beloved pet, Milo. 

Thursday
15
September

Family and Friends Gathering

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Whitley Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
303 Balch Stret
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
269-488-2401
Friday
16
September

Family Hour

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday, September 16, 2022
Galilee Baptist Church
1216 North Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Friday
16
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, September 16, 2022
Galilee Baptist Church
1216 North Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Friday
16
September

Interment

12:30 pm
Friday, September 16, 2022
Mt. Ever Rest Memorial North
1717 N Drake Rd
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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