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Christopher Alan Brown
  • July 30, 1985
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  • April 24, 2010

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Two hearts became one when Donnie and Laurie Brown 's son Chris was born July 30, 1985.  On that day their life as a family began.  He became their reason for living and theirs was an extrememly close relationship.  Chris was born in Orange County, Florida and was a Floridian all his life.  He was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.  He lived with his 4-legged best friend, Chloe, whom he loved dearly.  Chris loved fishing, diving, skateboarding, surfing and all outdoor activivtes, and he loved the beach.  He loved to help others less fortunate and was always willing to give of himself.  He will be dearly missed by everyone who was a part of his life.  Your presence is requested for a Celebration of Christiopher Brown's life at The Wall (New Smyrna Beach), Fridlay, April 30, 2010 at 2:00PM. 

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  1. 05 Oct 2010
    Barb Connor says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how painful it is. You have been and will remain in my prayers.

  2. 24 Sep 2010
    Chad says:
    Chris, I may have only seen you a couple times but they were always fun. You knew how to have a good time and i enjoyed hanging out with you the few times i did. I know you were a good man. Ill keep your family in our prayers.

  3. 24 Sep 2010
    Kindra Willis says:
    Chris, I really dont know where to start. Well i know im going to miss you for sure!! We may not been as close as you were with kenny but I still concidered you my other big brother and still do! I can remember when i went to see you when i was pregnant and i went in your cabinet for something to eat and all i saw were pickeled sausages and i went to eat one and you flipped out telling me they were way outdated.... Who keeps old pickeled sausages in their cabinet?? Im going to miss you alot Chris!! LOVE ALWAYS KINDRA WILLIS!

  4. 27 Aug 2010
    Brittney Lear says:
    Well I remember going over to Donnie and Laurie's as a little kid. I remember going fishing and hanging out with Chris. He was crazy let me shoot a BB gun and then had his surf board out in the pond at the house and would swing on to it... He was like the coolest ever I was over there so much he was like a brother. I miss ya kid.

  5. 16 Jul 2010
    Brandie Stewart says:
    Chris Brown was an amazing person! He had the biggest heart, and would do anything for anyone, even if it would bring him hurt. I've known him for only a few years, but it seemed like i knew him my whole life. We've shared a numerous amount of memories that i will never forget. He taught me many things, and i cared for him so much, more then, even he had known. I truly loved Chris, i just wish i had said it more. He is always in my thoughts, and he will be missed. I know he is in a great place.
    My heart is out for you, Laurie and Donnie. I know its hard, but you are strong and you will make it through!
    I love yall, and im here for you whenever you need me.

  6. 18 Jun 2010
    Renea says:
    Unusual life circumstances did not allow me to know my oldest nephew, Chris Brown until 1999, but that did not stop him from stealing a place in my heart within minutes. He was quiet for a while with his shy smile, but always polite to me. He was like a protective brother to my daughter, and they would fight like brother and sister from time to time but always got over it and became best friends again. I remember living with him, Donnie and Laurie for a while when I moved to Florida and every morning Chris would get in the shower and fall asleep with the water running. It would drive me crazy waiting to get into the bathroom to get ready for work. We would have to bang on the door to wake him up so we could finally get in the bathroom. He was a fun kid to be around who grew into a great, giving, thoughtful young man which again ....life's unusual circumstances will not allow me to know my oldest nephew. I will miss him as will the rest of our family. Never will we forget that handsome smile! Donnie and Laurie-I love you both.

  7. 24 May 2010
    Jim Z says:
    First n foremost I would like to send my condolences out to Laurie & Donnie for your tragic loss. Although I can’t even begin to imagine what you must be going through; I hope you both know if you need to talk or you need anything we r just a phone call away.
    Let’s see I think I met Cupcakes I mean Chris when he was about 10yrs old. Instantly we begin our relationship of torturing each other with practical jokes – especially on the camping trips we went together on for the next couple of years. We did everything from water balloons with shaving cream in them to one time we caught a big nasty banana spider and kept him in a jar all weekend making the spider very mad then on the last morning of the camping trip Donnie and I let the spider go in the woods, but we threw the empty jar with the lid off of it in Chris and Kenny’s tent like we let him go in there. You should have seen the look on those boys faces when they woke up – priceless. These are just a few of the many memories I have with Chris that I will always cherish and keep them close to my heart. Chris will be forever missed, but through all the wonderful memories and through everyone’s hearts he touched, he will live on forever.

  8. 24 May 2010
    Sonya Zalewski Schoenbauer) says:
    Chris my cousin I love u and u will miss u dearly! Ur memories will always be close at heart until we meet again. I’m thankfully for all the time we shared together even thou it was short and the wonderful memories u gave me that will last a lifetime. I remember when u were little and u would sit on my lap to talk, all the camping trips we took and jokes that took part… There is one prank in particular that sticks in my mind we put shaving cream in yours and Kenny’s skates boy were u guys upset. I still have the picture to prove it. Those were some great times. U grew up quickly into a young man I just wish I spent more time with u. As I flip thru the memories like a photo album in my mind u almost always have this half of a smile that I see every time. There r many more memories and the list can go on but I will save those for another day when the time comes.

    To my dear aunt and uncle: I love u both dearly and this just breaks my heart. I’m still searching for the right words to come to mind to express my deepest regret. I hope you both can find the strength inside yourselves to work thru this together that is what Chris would want he was a part of both of you. You know that I’m here for you and always will be thru thick in thin
    I will leave this with one request from up above: “Chris now that you’re an angel in the sky please be a guarding angel help watch over all your little cousin and help guide them down the right roads that would mean the world to me. I love you, miss you!!!!!”

  9. 09 May 2010
    Beth Lear says:
    Chis, you will greatly missed. You were so loved by your family and friends. You made an impression in my life that I will never forget. God Bless sweet baby!

  10. 06 May 2010
    Laurie Brown (MoM) says:
    My Beautiful baby angel ,
    My Heart Aches For you. You are my heart and soul. Your Smile was my sunshine. You were a amazing son I was and always will be proud to be your mom.I know you are with all our love ones now and i know they all will take care of you until I am able to hold you in my arms once again.I miss you Dearly and I will Love you Forever and Always !!! Love Mom

  11. 05 May 2010
    Dirty Denny says:
    Roses are red, violets are blue, thanks for all the concusions and bruises too!!! You are my best friend in the whole wide world. I will miss all the times we had together good and bad. I loved the way we were like an old married couple. We would both get jeolous when we would hang out with other friends. There wasn't a day that I didn't see you or at least talk to you. You were my first call everyday. I promise to keep the CD SHOW alive forever. I love you bro! I'll see you again one day. Love always, Double D.

  12. 03 May 2010
    Shawn Keyes says:
    I can't imagine what you're going through. If there's anything I can do, please feel free to call. Sorry to hear about your son.

    727.641.5328

  13. 01 May 2010
    bobby ansell says:
    you will bee missed my friend

  14. 01 May 2010
    skye says:
    My sweet Kissypher! you are and always will be the most amazing man I'v ever known. the times we had together wherer some of the best times of my life! Theres was never a dull moment around Chris Brown! ask anyone who knows him.
    I love you more than the fish love the sea. I will keep the ring you gave me aound my neck and close to my heart just like you did with Jades ring.
    Please watch out for me. I'll be looking at the sky thinking of you everyday!
    God took you to soon but i know he had a reason. tell Jade i said hi.I love you Christopher and i always will!

  15. 01 May 2010
    Billy & Gwen Perkins says:
    We hate to hear about your loss our hearts go out to you and for you .You will be in our prayers and he will comfort you . Billy and Gwen

  16. 01 May 2010
    the couch group{sheryl} says:
    sorry to hear about your loss and i wish we got to know him like we knew your family but just think now hes surfing the waves in heaven and nothing else can happen hes with his grandpa now we send our blessings

  17. 30 Apr 2010
    susan schoenbauer allison says:
    roses are red violets are blue this is the color we feel because we all miss you all my thoughts and prayers are for donnie and laurie and their beloved son from aunt susan and clayton allison.

  18. 30 Apr 2010
    Myles Fader says:
    So sorry for your loss.

  19. 30 Apr 2010
    Fred and Sharon Zanfardino says:
    Dearest Doni and Laurie

    There are no words we could say to express how sorry we are about the loss of Chris. He was a great young man with always a smile on his face. He was always friendly and respectful to all. He was a pleasure to know and we are glad we had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    He will never be forgotten in the hearts of those who loved him. He will always be with you in spirit and mind.

    May God be with you in your journey of healing. Our hearts and prayers will be with you.


  20. 30 Apr 2010
    Angela Saez says:
    Chris, I loved watching you grow up. Always off to the next adventure with that silly little grin. Always had a hug for me. Could always make me smile. You grew into a man, still full of grins and hugs, brightening everyone's day, and it saddens me so deeply knowing that you've left us before you were done. We were lucky to have known you.
    Donnie and Laurie, my heart aches so much for you. I know your pain is indescribable. I pray that God keeps you strong and please know that we are always here for you.

  21. 30 Apr 2010
    faith and richie hayes says:
    Chris was a way cool, down to earth guy with great big heart. he will be very much missed by everyone he knew. We actually met Chris through his parents Donnie and Laurie. Donnie worked with Richie and we soon became good friends with Laurie and donnie.We had so much in common with the family and truly wish that he may rest in peace and that his memories shall never be forgotten.. He will always be in our hearts and with us. And may God be with his family through this. See you in heaven, Buddy, we love and miss you! Love- Faith, Richie, Destiney, Cody, Kyle, & Marissa<3 XOXOXOXO

  22. 30 Apr 2010
    Bill and Glenda Barron says:
    We will miss seeing Cloe and Chris skateboarding down the street. I know he will be missed as much as he was loved by his parents, family and friends.
    May God bless him and watch over him.

  23. 30 Apr 2010
    Andrew and Heather Barron says:
    You can tell on the first meeting that Chris was raised with love and support by his wonderfully positive personality. He will be missed everyday by so many people. All the wonderful things that Chris was able to accomplish and the way he made people feel was a credit to his time here. We all know that he is making everyone happy where he is now.

    We wish you all the strength and support as you begin to celebrate Chris' life. You have touched us all in the same way. We thank you for your loving nature and are glad that we have been able to get to know you both. You are the best standing memorial to what we all remember about Chris. We love you and wish you all the best-Andrew

  24. 30 Apr 2010
    Jill Stone says:
    May god give your family strength during this tragic time! Am so sorry this happened to Chris and your family.

  25. 29 Apr 2010
    lisa marie desensi says:
    so sorry for your loss and hope things brighten up for you very soon.chris will always be looking down upon you .

  26. 29 Apr 2010
    Dolores Tramontana says:
    Laurie and Donnie,
    As parents we can't imagine how hard this pain must be. Take care of each other, Im sure thats what your son would want for the two of you. I truly feel he is in a better place and will watch over you each day. God Bless you both!!
    Love,
    Dolores and Mike Tramontana

  27. 29 Apr 2010
    Brittany Durrwachter says:
    Laurie and Donnie,
    Wanted to let you know that you are in are thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Chris will truly be missed, he had a way of brightening up your day everytime you saw him. We will always remember Chris skateboarding with Chloe down the street with his big bright smile. There was never a day he did not say hi!! Most of all he never had a negative word, he was always positive and everyones friend. He is in a better place now. You truly did an amazing job with your son. God Bless you and your family, We will always be here for you!!! Love Always, Your neighbers at 190!! Jen, Terry, Brittany, Michelle, and Gucci

  28. 29 Apr 2010
    amanda says:
    hey chris i will always remember u u wil b in my heart forever i love u so much i wish i could have seen u one llast time but i kno we will meet again someday u were my first love i will always keep u close and think of u and our life we shared when u were on this earth we had alot of awsome times i love u chris love ur amanda

  29. 29 Apr 2010
    Sissie Kinchen says:
    Im so sorry to hear of your great loss, Laurie and Donnie. I know how much a child means in your life. I know how much he will be missed by u and the family and u are all in my Prayers. God Bless You All At this time u need it most!!

  30. 29 Apr 2010
    Willis's Tina,Greg,Kenny,Kindra and Gator says:
    we sure had a lot of good times knowing Chris he always had a way to make you smile.we will remember the camping trips we went on as families and the fun we had tormenting each other, all the fishing and huntung together.have a nice ride up there with the spirit in the sky

  31. 29 Apr 2010
    Marissa Macaulay (Musha) says:
    I miss my friend. He had the biggest heart I've ever seen. So many amazing memories to keep forever. I will always love you Chrissy. Rest in peace with Jade. And keep on skankin baby! You'll be in my heart forever, my angel. xoxox
    Your friend,
    Marissa
    *Musha*

  32. 29 Apr 2010
    Debbie Thomas says:
    No matter what kind of day you had you would always givve me that sheepish grin when you saw me and say hey Aunt Debbie and give me a hug, I will miss that kiddo. You are always in my heart and I will miss you terribley. Love you kiddo.

  33. 28 Apr 2010
    Amy Vitale says:
    Hey Baby,
    I can't believe this day really came for you way too soon Christopher. I'm missing you so badly I can't even take it. We had a lot of special times together like great,funny and even crazy ones. You mean the world to me and always will and I will never ever forget about you as long as I live baby. I know in my HEART you are in the best place on EARTH and now baby you have no worries to deal with anymore. Your Home Baby Home Sweet Home!!!!!! I Love You Honey Bear!!!!!!
    The snuggle bear you gave my daughter Sierah Jean will be charished for life. Mwah XOXOXOXOXOXOX
    Love Always,
    Aims

  34. 28 Apr 2010
    Donna Stringfellow says:
    Laurie & Donnie: I never got a chance to get to know Chris, but as the mom of a son, an only child just 6 months younger than Chris, I can't begin to imagine the heartache of such a loss.

    I never realized our sons were the same age. I'm sorry we never got them together years ago when they were little and we were all still in Orlando. I'm sure they would have become good friends.

    My heartfelt condolences to you both, as well as to all your family members. If there is anything I can do, or if you just need to talk, please let me know.

    Love, Donna


  35. 28 Apr 2010
    Danielle Wallace says:
    My condolences go out to Laurie and Donnie, extended family, and Chris' closest of friends. May he rest in peace and may God comfort everyone during this time of great loss. You are all in my prayers.

    Laurie and Donnie, please know that I am here to help you in any way possible. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    With love,

    Danielle Wallace (neighbor- Pam and Harry's daughter)

  36. 28 Apr 2010
    pammie muncy says:
    Christoher, you will truly be missed by all of us my children remember one perticular thing about you and that is when you lived with miss ellie when you would catch lizards and scare us with them and then pull there legs off that was probably the funiest things i can remember. Miss ellie will be so excited to see you and you can take care of her and my little nikki. May the love of God rest with your Mom and Dad and keep them in his arms , for truly you were the apple of there eye. Chris we love you and you will never be forgotten. Love your cousin pammi.

  37. 28 Apr 2010
    Lisa Downton says:
    Laurie,
    I wanted to send you a note and tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you and your husband. My oldest daughter is very close to his age, so it is very real to me. Please know my love and prayers are with you.

    Lisa Vietor Downton and family
    ( Michael and Melissa's sister)

  38. 28 Apr 2010
    karl schoenbauer (UNCLE } says:
    Chris I remember when u was conceived ur mom was so happy and my wife was have n a baby to and ur dad was so proud when u was born we all lived together in grandpas house and u my son used to play together u was so full of energy you was loved my so many any it sucks for us to lose you now am going to ask grandpa in my prayers to have a talk with you cuz our kids are suposed to out live the parents damnit we are going to miss you so much and our hearts will hurt for a little while but we will always be thinking of you LOVE YOU CHRIS XOXO

  39. 28 Apr 2010
    Pam says:
    I'll always remember your smile. You were such a good hearted person. You could make me laugh just by looking at me. You always saw the lighter side of things. Ill miss you greatly. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will always be in my heart.

  40. 28 Apr 2010
    Kendra says:
    Where to begin... Chris was more like a protective older brother to me than a cousin. Some days we would fight and go days without talking to each other. So many ups and downs that we had throughout the years. I have so many memories, mostly funny things that happened or mischevious things he did. Either way, for a time, we were inseperable... Chris, It breaks my heart that you were taken away from me so soon, but you left me with great thoughts and a new insite to life itself.

    Ill always remember you, and the good times we had....
    Take care cuzzo....

  41. 28 Apr 2010
    Sophia and Brooke says:
    Chris is someone that is very dear to us and will be mised by all <3 Sophia

    Chris I don't rember you ,but I do rember you now and very sad that you died at early age.lub U-Brooke

  42. 28 Apr 2010
    linda echegaray says:
    our sweet little chris you lived your life full of adventure, even as a you young boy you were always outside looking for a adventure. if you didn't find one you made one. you will be missed by those of us you left behind but will live on forever in our hearts...sweet dreams cake face!!!!

  43. 28 Apr 2010
    karen says:
    Chris left a huge impression on me in the time i got to know him and we became family. I will always think of him as a free spirit, one with nature, and he marched to his own drummer. i will forever miss Chris and his sweet smile and I will cherish t he memories I have of him forever.

  44. 28 Apr 2010
    Michael Echegaray says:
    Christopher left us all too soon. Just as he was preparing to embark on a journey that would change his life this tragic accident happened to him. We are left wondering what he would have grown to be at that journey's end. We will miss his spirit of adventure and will always remember him as that mischievous little boy with that engaging smile.

  45. 28 Apr 2010
    wayne tho,as says:
    my life with the one and only chris brown, i spent most of my younger life growing up with with chris at his house living summer at summer having plenty of fun, i will always cherish all the fond memories of everything we have done together over the years. you know what they say only the good die young. chris i love you and miss you you will remain in my heart and my childrens heart for ever, until we see eachother again i love you chris love always burnt toast n***** boy

  46. 28 Apr 2010
    Joey Coombs says:
    Growing up I spent most of my youth at my Uncle Donnie & Aunt Laurie's. Spent so much time there that I never looked at Chris as my cousin but my more of a little brother. Chris was an awesome dude, He had a one of a king attitude to say the least, I knew Chris was going to be ok when he said somthing that most of us still talk about today. " BURNT TOAST *@#$!% BOY". Chris you were like a brother man, I love you and will truly miss you.

  47. 28 Apr 2010
    Mary Zemko (Uncle Bill's Daughter) says:
    I am sorry for your loss. No parent should have to go through this.

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