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Xavier Preston Brown

May 3, 1996 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 25)


Five beautiful angels left this earthly place to be amongst the stars this week of March 26, 2022:  Mr. Xavier Preston Brown, his fiancé, Ms. Muriel Michael, and their three children,  Deklan Jankowski, Aurora Michael,  and baby Riggs William Brown.   Our family is saddened to lose these five souls, but know they are together during the greatest journey there is in heaven.  If you knew this family, you would know they were exceptional from day one.  Xavier Brown was born on May 3, 1996 to parents Peter and Monica (Wolfe)Brown, Fellowsville, West Virginia.  Muriel Michael was born on Oct. 7, 1993 to parents Michael and Monica (Marinelli) Michael, Wauseon, OH.    

To Xavier and Muriel, family was the most important part of their lives – more important than anything else.  Xavier accepted children who were not biologically his – but with Muriel,together they created an incredible family. Deklan Jankowski was born on July 9, 2012 to parents Kenneth Jankowski and Muriel Michael.  Aurora Michael was born on March 10, 2015 to parents Joshua Tressler and Muriel Michael.  Baby Riggs William Brown was a joyful addition when he was born on Aug 17, 2020 to his parents, Xavier and Muriel.  Their family situation was interesting and loving.  Xavier and Muriel’s outlook on life brought lives together and focused on what they believed was most important, creating a great future with their family and friends.    

Muriel and Xavier had an open home, one filled with energy and life.  They made all feel welcome to their home.   They were a positive influence on many.  Those that knew them were better because of them.  This was a special family.   They worked to ensure people felt connected and valued.  They extended themselves to not only their friends and family, but also to their greater community.  They made everyone feel included, accepted, and loved.  

Muriel and Xavier are survived by their parents, their siblings; Xavier’s sister,  Kirsten Brown;  Muriel’s sister,  Mariah Michael and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  

 Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave. Newburg, WV, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 2:00-8:00 PM, and on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 9:00 AM until time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Mt Israel Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent for the family at Bolyard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown family.        


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April 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

Funeral Service
April 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

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