Braiden Mitchell West

Braiden Mitchell West, 9, of Laurel went to Heaven on Jan. 5, 2018.

Braiden’s Celebration of Life will be at at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memory Chapel. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Sunset Gardens. Brother Troy Rayner will officiate. The West family extends an invitation to friends, family and children to come celebrate Braiden’s life.

Braiden was a third-grader at North Jones Elementary, where he was a member of Star Reach. He will be remembered as someone who never met a stranger, and he was the true companion of love.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparentsVictor C. West, James Thornhill, Myrtice Lovett, Bill and Jene Ingram; grandmother Mable Thornhill; and aunt Joanie Read.

He is survived by his parents Mike and Crystal West; two brothers, Donald “D” West and Christopher West; two sisters, Porche Saul and Tiffany Porter; great-grandparents Janie Thornhill, Lousie P. West and Paul Lovett; grandparents Richard M. “Dick” and Patricia I. “Pat” West, Mitchell Thornhill and Barbara Morgan Thornhill; and a host of aunts and uncles and countless friends.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Holifield, Greg Agee, Keegan Lowe, David Ishee, Kenny Lightsey and Scott Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Ramey Akerman and Steven Tisdale.

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