Azzaria Gunn

Obituary of Azzaria Michelle Gunn

Azzaria Michelle Gunn, 31, of Niles, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Azzaria, who was affectionately called Sunshine by her mother and Pookie by her father, was born on August 24, 1989, to Ethyl M. Franklin and Rickie N. Gunn. Azzaria accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Fletcher McAfee where she continued her membership. She graduated from Niles High School in 2008 where she was an honor student and was very active in choir and theatre. Azzaria loved to sing; to say she had a beautiful voice is truly an understatement. Immediately after graduation Azzaria was afforded the opportunity to venture to California as a member of the Young American’s. She also attended Lake Michigan College where she received a certification in Photography. She was very adventurous with her photos as that was yet another passion she enjoyed. Many stunning selfies and photographs grace her social media pages showing off her amazing smile and various theatrical poses. Azzaria was a sweet, vibrant, and loving woman. Her positive energy and humor could send smiles for miles across the faces of almost everyone who knew her. Azzaria was employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Niles, a place where her co-workers were her extended family. Azzaria is survived by her parents; Ethyl Franklin of Niles, Michigan and Rickie Gunn of Niles, Michigan; three brothers, Samuel (Tina) Moore Jr. of Buchanan, Michigan, Justin Gunn of Mishawaka, Indiana, Brandon Gunn of Stockton, California; a sister, Rikki Wakes of Battle Creek, Michigan; maternal grandparents, Hulon and Charlie McAfee of Niles Michigan; paternal grandparents, Dr. Joe L. and Latha Faye Moore of Birmingham, Alabama; a special cousin who Azzaria considered her sister, Khyara Jennings of Niles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. A time of visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Due to the recent limit of 25 people at a time placed on funerals by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services the family asks that anyone wishing to visit or see Azzaria one last time do so during the visitation where people will be able to walk through to pay their last respects while socially distant. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.
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Thursday
19
November

Walk Through Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Brown Funeral Home
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Due to the recent limits placed on funerals by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services the family asks that anyone wishing to visit or see Azzaria one last time do so during the visitation where people will be able to walk through to pay their last respects while socially distant.
Thursday
19
November

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
Due to the recent limits placed on funerals by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services the family asks that anyone wishing to visit or see Azzaria one last time do so during the visitation where people will be able to walk through to pay their last respects while socially distant. Per the recent guidelines only 25 people are allowed to attend the funeral service; please be respectful of the family during this time.
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