SUFFOLK, VA – Brayden Alexander Deanes, age 8, died suddenly in the early morning hours, on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in a tragic accident with his older brother, Dylan Michael Edwards, who also left this earthly life to spend eternity with Jesus as well.
Brayden was born on December 21, 2010 to Kevin Michael Deanes and Misty Jenkins Gibbs in Greenville, NC. He was a fun loving, sweet boy that loved his family. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed riding his bike, and playing football. Brayden was extremely smart, making the principal’s list at school. Like his older brother Dylan, he made an impact on many people during his brief time with us. He was an extremely friendly “people person”, having never met a stranger and never at a loss for words during a conversation. Brayden will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sidney and Mary Jenkins, and his aunt, Serafina Ireland, great grandparents; Eddie Newsome, and Ted and Lessie Deanes.
Left to cherish Brayden’s memory are his mother, Misty Jenkins Gibbs of Engelhard, father, Kevin Deanes and wife Becky of Suffolk, VA., two brothers, Cameron Deanes of Engelhard, Alden Gibbs of Engelhard; two sisters, Rylee Prescott of Suffolk, and Madelynn Deanes of Suffolk; paternal grandparents, Scarlett Downs of Ahoskie, and Tommy Deanes and wife Gayle of Aulander; Tommy and Sue Jewett of Suffolk, and a great grandmother, Geraldine Newsome from Grandy. Also surviving are three aunts, Tina Rawls and husband Robert of Millennium, Jenny Massey and husband Brian of Conway, Dedra Warmack and husband Joe of Rich Square, six uncles, George Baker and wife Joyce of Woodland, Tim Baker and wife Claudia of Aulander, Sid Jenkins and wife Pam of Ahoskie, Rick Deanes and wife Heather of Winterville, Kevin and wife Erin Jewett of Portsmouth, and Todd and wife Tiffany Jewett of Suffolk; great aunt, Bettie Ropelewski and husband Mike of Garner, great uncles, Charles Jenkins and wife Maxine of Williamston, and Grady Wheeler and Wife Gladys of Goldsboro; along with a host of extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 10:00 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home of Brenda and “T-Tom” Piland.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Greg Hurdle and Pastor Bob Skeens officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bennett’s Creek Warriors Football and Cheerleading in Brayden’s memory at PO Box 5014, Suffolk, VA 23435 or online clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
My sweet moo moo bear!! Missing you everyday! I love you and I will be glad when I get to Heaven so that I can be with you again. I LOVE YOU !!
I don’t know them but this touched my heart when I read it.
Praying 4 the family…Luv ya Dana
Lamentamos mucho la partida de estos jóvenes uno de mis hijos fue compañero de Brayden en la escuela Florence Bownser pedimos a Dios por ellos y por sus padres que en estos momentos son los que nos necesitan para salir adelante porque sus hijos ya están en mejor lugar reciban un fuerte abrazo de nuestra parte con mucho cariño
Tommy and Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength from each passing day. Love you both. Praying for you.
Misty, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken. You and your family are in our continued prayers. May God bless you with the peace and comfort that can only come from Him.
Geraldine and all the family members, I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss.
My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers are with you. May you experience God’s loving peace to help you through these difficult times.
My heart aches for your loss; so very sorry. I am sending prayers for comfort.
I did not know these young men personally, but my heart goes out to the family. Praying for strength and comfort in the days to come.