It Takes A Village

Living with someone all their life can make you aware of how much a major loss can impact the entire family. Our precious Jade passed away suddenly on Saturday August 11, 2018; leaving her 10 year old daughter Amani Jaela and her family with loving memories of her life.

Jade was vibrant, funny, loving and outgoing...She was the life of the party! If you knew her personally, you knew Jade loved her FAMILY! She was  kind to everyone and even considered her FRIENDS as family. 

Jade was a great mom! From birth she provided Amani with love and support and gave her everything a mom could and more during her time on earth.

Amani is a 5th grader at Marya Yates Elementary school. She aspires to be a teacher when she grows up. She enjoys singing and dancing and like her mother is kind, funny, vibrant and loving.

Jade’s friends, family and co- workers are still in disbelief over the news of her death. Jade was the glue that kept us all together. Her daughter Amani will have a hard time growing up without a mother. However, it is our desire to do everything we can to keep Amani’s life as normal as possible. Our goal now is to keep Amani focused on her studies in order to pursue college later in life.

The absence of Jade’s income will create a financial hardship. This GoFundMe effort is intended to make sure Amani realizes her full potential with minimum financial hardship. We are asking the community to come together to help us provide financial support for Amani’s future by giving a donation. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has setup this GoFundMe page to assist with Amani’s future needs in remembrance of her mom Jade Staria Brown. 

All funds raised will be used specifically to support Amani’s education. Please click this link to make your donation.

Please also copy this link to your email and post on your social media page to allow others to donate to this important cause.
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Jacki Brown 
Matteson, IL

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