Destyni C. Brooks-Thomas was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Destyni had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life.
Destyni came into the world on March 9, 2001 with cerebral palsy, and was never expected to live past the age of 3. Destyni's life would seem too short for many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time she lived. Her gentle smile, tiny fingers, and baby soft skin brought so much joy to our family. She gave us so much courage, hope, and reminded us of the preciousness of life. She loved spending time with family, cuddling, music, and being read to.
Destyni is survived by her loving parents, Kadena Brooks and Nathaniel Thomas, sister Kaiare Brooks-Stamps, brother Dakwon Brooks, grandparents Claudine Brooks and Nathaniel Byrd Sr., aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Wilhelmina and Senorman Brooks, and Josie Byrd, her cousin Aniya Brooks-Riblet, and her uncle Jermaine Brooks.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in.Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Clayborne Arnett officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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