Augusta, GA – Princess Aaliyah Zariyana Brown, 11, received her wings and entered into the arms of God on Monday, June 12, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Reverend Pat Williams officiating and Mrs Evelyn Thomas offering the eulogy.
Aaliyah was baptized at the House of Fire Ministries where she was a member of the Praise Dance Team. She had attended Thomson Elementary School through the 3rd grade where she was a member of the Quest Program and made straight A’s. She also attended Grovetown Elementary School in the 4th grade where she was also a straight A student and a member of the Horizon Program. Her family said she was a sweet, loving child who was always happy in spite of her illness.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Julia and Curtis McCord.
She is survived by her loving mother and step-father, Tiffany Hudson and Walter Brawner; her father, Jerome Brown; her maternal grandmother, Ethel “NaNa” Hudson; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Hudson, Sr.; her paternal grandparents, Willie Shirley and the late Sarah Shirley; a devoted uncle, Joseph Hudson, Jr.; her Godmother, Katrina Johnson; her spiritual advisors, Evelyn and Gerald Thomas; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Thursday, from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.