BROWN, SUMMER SHRELLE
Summer Shrelle Brown 25, passed away in her home on January 10, 2020. Our beloved angel was taken too soon following a year- long battle with cancer. Summer passed surrounded by the love of her family and dear friends.
Summer was born on August 19, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was an outstanding athlete from early childhood. She took dance and played softball from elementary school through her sophomore year in high school. It was during her junior year at Deer Valley High school that she found her love for track and field.
Summer went on to become a collegiate track and field star. She initially competed for Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix AZ, then on to South Plains Community College in Texas and finally at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida where she held the title of 2016 MEAC Indoor Pentathlon and 2016 Outdoor Long Jump champion. Summer was considered the “mama bear” of the track team; she took care of everyone and was adored. At Bethune, Summer also became a member of the Chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating from college, she pursued her Esthetician license to fulfill her passion for wellness and beauty.
Summer was extremely proud of her accomplishments in College as well as her Esthetician certification but her greatest accomplishment came on February 23, 2017 when she gave birth to her son, Aycen. Summer loved being a Mother and often stated that Aycen gave her life true purpose.
Summer was compassionate, protective and caring with everyone around her. She was a free-spirit and followed her own beat through life. She had the amazing talent of impersonation and often impersonated those in her life and did it to a T! Her incredible sense of humor, endless sassiness and incredible presence made her larger than life. Her beauty was obvious but her beautiful soul truly shined above all.
Summer was always late, chewed her gum too loudly, and never wanted to fold her laundry but would quickly disarm you with a flash of her amazing smile which was always bathed in Chapstick. She loved her girl crew and spent hours talking with her girls late into the night. She cherished spending time with her family and friends. She loved listening to music, dancing, reading and working out.
Summer had a heart of a champion and that heart will live on through her son, Aycen and all those that were blessed with the incredible gift of knowing her.
Summer was preceded in death by her Grandmother Sandra Martinez, Grandmother Lula Brown and her Aunt Robbie Brown.
She is survived by her parents; Rene Neish and Kenneth Brown, her two-year-old son; Aycen Lewis and her siblings; Jalen Johnson, Zareq Brown and Beyonn Brown.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with an 11:00 AM service on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Vineyard Church North Phoenix, 6250 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale. Interment will take place at 2:00 PM at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301.