Brooke Ahriah Davis was born June 3, 2008, to mother, Kendra Norwood, and father, Brandon Davis. On Friday, September 6, 2019, at age 11, she gained her wings at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lurenda McFee.
Brooke had a big impact on those around her. She had a shining personality and was very well loved by many. She was always happiest in her mother’s arms and those who would sing her the fishy song.
Brooke was way stronger than most adults we knew. She was definitely a fighter. Brooke was born with Down Syndrome, and along with Down Syndrome, came a medically complicated life. It was said that she would not live to see 1 year old, but yet she had 11 perfect years. She was truly a miracle and proof that God can do the impossible. She would never let any illness keep her down. She always kept a smile on her face and always had fun. She loved to pinch and pull hair every chance she got, despite her illness.
Brooke overcame many obstacles during her life. She learned to walk with her walker, use a communication device, learned some sign language, made noises through her trachea, and even made it to the 6th grade. With only a quarter of her lungs functioning, this past year has been tough for Brooke. She would fight forever if she could, but that is no way for an 11-year-old to live. So now her fight is over, and may we meet again.
Brooke, who is and was loved so much, will be missed by all who knew her and live to cherish her memory: her mother, Kendra; stepfather, Marques; father, Brandon; grandmother, Valerie; greatgrandmother, Shirley; four brothers, Cortez, Brandon, Jr., Kaden, and Marques, Jr.; one sister, Madisyn; Auntie Tonei; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.