— Garth Stein
Reese Vex Brown, aged 42, died tragically on February 25th, 2021, the victim of a motor vehicle crash that struck him while he was traversing a road through a Crosswalk. This amazing, Light filled, creative Soul, is survived by his parents, Les and Robin Brown, and his sister and brother-in-law, Tish and Dexter McNair and his brother Leslie Brown. Even more heartbreaking, Reese leaves behind two young sons, Ahmir, age 13, and Ravi, age 5.
Reese was an artist. In addition to his sketches and paintings, with successful showings in galleries, Reese was also an accomplished performance DJ. His friends and collegues remarked that Reese broke through color barriers, and paved the way for African Soucous, Reggae, and R and B to reach new audiences and new venues in Phoenix. He was a trailblazer, a mentor and a spiritual beacon to all who knew him.
But if you asked Reese what gave him the most joy, he would have told you his children. They were his very reason for being.
This past year has hit everyone so hard: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, but also certainly financially. The majority of the Brown family lives on the east coast, and not only are there unexpected funeral costs, there is the added expense of bringing Reese home to rest from Arizona.
All loss is painful. All loss is hardship. But every now and again a Soul leaves behind a bigger hole than most. Reese was such a person. And the pain felt by the family, on the heels of all their other losses in the past couple of years, is heartbreaking to witness.
Please consider donating to relieve some of the burden from the Brown family. This is the second funeral expense they have had to endure just in the last six months.
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