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Desmond Brown

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Desmond Jovan Brown , 27, of Lacey, Washington, formerly of Martinsburg, WV, passed away, Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Born Friday, May 28, 1993 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Welton F. Brown III and Brenda Grove and husband Jerry.

He was a graduate of Musselman High School, class of  2011. Following graduation, Desmond enlisted into the U.S. Army where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Desmond loved music and performing Christian Rap. He was a fan of any sport and was an avid Steelers fan, he loved to go on family vacations, being outdoors, riding motorcycles with his military buddies, snowboarding, skiing and playing video games with his brother Aidan, best friend Dylan and many other friends.   

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Heather D. Brown; maternal grandfather, Alan L. Keller; maternal grandmother, Wilma (Billie) Keller; paternal grandmother, Wilma E. Hardy; step grandparents, Goldie and Tony Jenkins; three aunts, Crystal Brown-Voeltz, Tammy Drake and Rosanna Jenkins; sister, Natasha Smith; uncles, Randy Hardy, Alan Keller, Jr. and Frank Smith; brother, Aidan Cunningham; step sisters, Brittany and Amanda Grove.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, William and Catherine (Granny Gran) Myers, great grandparents, Earl and Mildred Keller, grandmother, Diane Keller, and paternal grandfather, Robert Hardy.

Services will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Pastor Brandon Thomas and Pastor Jordan Butler officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lifeline for Vets at there website,

Guest Book

Our family is so sorry for this tragic loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Williams
Camden, South Carolina



I ran track with him.I think he was a coach for a year.He tried helping me to get faster in track once.

Bunker Hill, West Virginia

Desmond and I got to Fort Drum at about the same time. We were in the Scout Platoon together. He was a good guy, athletic, strong, full of character, and very bold. Condolences. May he rest in peace

Benjamin Rose
Norfolk, VA

Was my squad leader in the military, always joking and always smiling, even in the worst of it all! Always positive! Loved serving with him!

Kristian Lardin
Romulus, Michigan

Thoughts and prayers being sent to the entire family. Desmond’s spirit will live on in the loving memories that you share. Sincerely, Jeff and Tina Marks

Christina Marks
Hagerstown , MD

Desmond was a person who would was ready to do anything. Whether it be going around town to play Pokémon GO! or just kicking back and having a chat. He was a good guy, silly at times but a good person. We'll miss you dude.

Ashley Melo
Lemoore, California

To the family and friends of Desmond, my deepest sympathies. I knew Desmond while we worked together at Fort Drum and can personally attest to his hard work and dedication to the unit and the Army. I could always count on Desmond to get the job done, and he was never without a smile or a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. Desmond was an impactful member of our organization, and his commitment to those he served cannot be overstated. He will always be remembered. DNW

Steven Henderson
Washington, DC

We had lots of really great memories from our track days. Even when he was walking through people’s screen doors. RIP Desmond

Summerville , SC

Desmond was a great friend. I knew him from when I was in the Army back in Fort Drum, New York. We had some great times playing league of legends and PC games. We hung-out outside of work and he was always someone I can count on to lighten the mood no matter the situation: whether is be the horrid 5 feet of snow or the Army making us do a task. He always knew how to make the situation more enjoyable. His laugh was infectious and always brought a smile to anyone he was around.

Reese Melo
Lemoore, CA

Desmond was always in a good mood. I never saw him without a smile on his face. His laugh could make the worst situations in the Army better. He was a good man.

Justin Martin
Paw Paw, MI

He was my go to guy for awhile... we were always together ... riding around. God I just wish I could have one more car ride blasting music with him.... or to at least not have drifted apart the past couple of years... Desmond always kept a positive energy in the room... rest easy my man... miss you.

Dakoda Dorman
Hagerstown,, Maryland

Desmound was amazing man and very funny I'm gonna miss you brother but this isn't a good bye its till I see you again

Cory fitz
Martinsburg , Wv

My memories of Desmond are limited to high school but I can definitely say he left an impression that I'll always remember. He was always upbeat and positive, no matter what the day threw at us. I knew that coming to class, I'd always receive a warm smile and greeting. I'll always remember him fondly and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Emily Funkhouser
Martinsburg , WV

What more can I say? I just miss him.

Dylan Keithley
Frederick, MD

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