(May 28, 1998 – April 12, 2011)
Dasia Janae Brown, age 12, was granted her angel wings on April 12th 2011, following a 10 year battle with Leukemia. Dasia willingly surrendered her mortality for immortality with God. Her final day was spent surrounded by family and friends who loved Dasia throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Dasia?ÇÖs life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. When Dasia was in the hospital at UofM her Mother wrote: ?Ç£What do you call the child of two soliders:?Ç¥ The answer,?Ç£A Warrior?Ç¥. This described Dasia perfectly. On the outside Dasia was polite and accommodating, her gentle way and consistant ?Ç£Thank You?ÇÖs?Ç¥ could melt the hearts of those around her. But inside Dasia was fighting a fierce battle.Family and friends who stood and helped Dasia during her battle will now stand beside her, no longer fighting a battle but celebrating a victory. A victory of a long battle that kept her with us for as long as possible. Today, we hope Dasia?ÇÖs warrior spirit is wearing each tear shed as a badge of honor, evidence that she impacted the world. But, if a tear is a badge of honor for her, than a smile or a laugh in her name she will wear as a badge of valor (of courage and bravery and spirit) . Proof that Dasia made the world a brighter, more loving place to be. So do not forget to smile when you think of Dasia, because while a badge of honor is worn with humility, a badge of valor is worn with pride. Dasia is survived by her loving parents, DeWitt Jermaine Brown, of Virginia and Jaime (Ferris) Brown of Sanford Michigan; Brother Jalen James Edward Brown; paternal grandparents James and Won Brown of Virginia; maternal grandparents Edward and Marty Ferris of Sanford Michigan ; Uncles Rich (Kim) and Chris (Dawn) Owen ; Aunts Tracy Ferris and Michelle (Robert) Karban. Also Uncles J. Julian and Michael Brown, Andre Cotman and Fredrick Blockett; Aunts Melisa Brown, Tonya, and Angela Bost. Dasia is also survived by many loving cousins who will miss her dearly and numerous Great Aunts and Uncles. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 18 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Ministers James Brown and Jim Shanks officiating. Dasia’s family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday, April 17, from 4 til 6 pm and on Monday from 10 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those considering an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Dasia’s family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.