Braxton Knox Fuqua

Born in Nashville, TN on February 9, 2011

Departed on May 29, 2019 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Braxton Knox Fuqua, age 8 of Greenbrier, received his heavenly rewards on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

He was born on February 9, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Braxton graduated pre-school at Bethel Baptist Church and has completed the 2nd grade at Greenbrier Elementary School. Not only in baseball but life as well #5 Cardinal Braxton is an All Star in everyone’s book. He played with the City of Greenbrier Dixie Youth League. In 2017, Braxton and his team mates won the 5/6 State Championship, last year they came in 2nd and had the opportunity to compete at the World Series.

Braxton loves the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals baseball teams but enjoyed watching any game that was on television or in person at the ballfield. During the fall, he enjoyed watching the University of Tennessee play football and Peyton Manning. Most days you would find Braxton playing outside on his four-wheeler, fishing, geocaching, on a scavenger hunt or finding hidden treasures with his metal detector.

Make a Wish foundation made it possible for Braxton to become an Honorary Army Air Assault Instructor with the 101st Air Borne, Ft Campbell, Kentucky and also provided him his canine companion Axel.

Through everything Braxton never lost the will to fight and his faith never wavered. He proclaimed Jesus Christ as his Saviour and was baptized along with his mom, Nicole, at Grace Baptist Church on February 15, 2019. Braxton will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, and team mate. He will continue to be an inspiration to so many. February 9th will always be celebrated as Braxton Fuqua day in Robertson county.

Braxton is survived by his parents, S. Nicole Turnbow of Greenbrier and Kyle (Stephanie) Fuqua of Burns, Tennessee; siblings, Kelsey Abernathy, Christian Bruce-Fuqua, Bella Fuqua, Isaiah Fuqua and Noah Julkenbeck; grandparents, Joel Turnbow, Melissa Webster, Randy and Jenny Fuqua; God Family, DD and Tracy Todd, Mable Currie; pets, Axel, Scout and Gracie; and a host of extended family.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2pm until 8pm at Grace Baptist Church: 3181 Walling Road, Springfield, TN 37172. The family request that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memory of Braxton.

The family will have a private Life Celebration at a later date with Brother Steve Freeman officiating and coaches Josh Pulley, Tray Bostick, Ken Dorris, and Dud Connally serving as pallbearers. The Greenbrier All-Star team will serve as honorary pallbearers.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437: www.SpringfieldFH.com

28 Comments to Braxton Knox Fuqua

  1. Roddy Story
    May 31, 2019 5:34 pm

    Through our co worker Catrina, we were able to follow the battle waged by Braxton and his family. Their strength and faith in God has made an imprint on many of us. There is little doubt that Braxton made his mark since we will all view things a little differently and hopefully be more aware and appreciative of what we have.

  2. April
    May 31, 2019 10:05 pm

    Praying for your family. My heart is breaking for you. I have an 8 year old born so close to Braxton’s bday. I have followed your story on FB. I am praying you feel God’s arms wrapped around you.

  3. Alan and Rae McFadden Moon Ranch Adventures
    May 31, 2019 10:45 pm

    Brax a soft spoken sweet young man. A young man that fought with all that he had. Heaven gains a wonderful young man. The time we spent with Brax and family will be forever treasured. His visit to Moon Ranch Adventures was fantastic and adventuresome and laughing as we rode in the rain.

  4. Ann Crenshaw
    May 31, 2019 10:53 pm

    Sending love and prayers to Nicole and family.May God wrap his arms around Nicole and family during this time of sorrow.Praying for all🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  5. Lynda Givens
    May 31, 2019 11:31 pm

    Braxton touched so many lives, and captured peoples hearts. Even those he never knew. I became aware of his battle with cancer, when I met his grandfather at a car dealership. His eyes lit up talking about Braxtons strength and determination. I was blessed that day to hear about precious Braxton. I pray now and ask Jesus to hold Braxtons family tightly in his arms, and let each of them find comfort in Jesus. Heaven has gained the sweetest soul.

  6. Megan Johnson
    May 31, 2019 11:43 pm

    My heart is shattered for the family and friends of Braxton. No child should have to fight cancer. God please take this family in and comfort them with your word. Lead and guide this family to peace as Braxton is no longer suffering. May that baby boy play all the ball he wants up there in fields of Heaven. I’m praying for you Kyle and family.

  7. Ruthie Gay
    June 1, 2019 6:48 am

    Praying for all the family and friends. GOD IS SO GREAT!!! I know HE is watching over the family and HE IS SO HAPPY TO HAVE A SWEET NEW ANGEL!!! WELCOME HOME BRAXTON

  8. Kimberly Scott
    June 1, 2019 8:14 am

    I will always love BMac. The best baseball player that ever played the game. I don’t have kids, but i always considered Braxton as my boy.. Im going to miss this little guy… Nicole i am praying for you and i am here for you no matter what.

  9. Tonika Berg
    June 1, 2019 8:51 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss.Heaven has gained an Angel too soon.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Ernie and Brenda
    June 1, 2019 9:32 am

    I am so sorry for your loss but Heaven has gained another angel.We will be praying for you and your family through these hard times.We Love You

  11. Kim summers
    June 1, 2019 9:45 am

    Prayers

  12. Lesa Murphy
    June 1, 2019 10:14 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Braxton’s family and friends. I’m sure he will be playing ball with other Angels running & laughing with that beautiful smile.

  13. Vicky and Jerry Edwards
    June 1, 2019 10:17 am

    Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Lesley Tidwell (Chris Pewitts sister)
    June 1, 2019 10:52 am

    I am truly sorry for you and your family’s loss! Heaven gained a precious Angel! Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers to you all!

  15. Sharon Mayfield
    June 1, 2019 10:55 am

    So So sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family

  16. Patsy Holmes
    June 1, 2019 11:02 am

    My thoughts an prayers for the family an friends.Its heart breaking when you lose a child, especially to Cancer. The pain is gone ! He is at the right hand of God ! Rest In Peace little one.

  17. kathy cannon
    June 1, 2019 12:18 pm

    Nicole I am so sorry ! Prayers for you and Kelsey, and the rest of your family. Braxton has touched so many lives this past year and a half, he has opened so many lives during his journey. God gained a very special angel Wednesday !! I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and Kelsey ang gives you comfort and strength to go on as Braxton would want! You are truly an amazing woman and Mother that has inspired many people! Hugs and Love to you and Kelsey along with continued prayers!!!

  18. Jan Ammons
    June 1, 2019 12:47 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss but I know Braxton isn’t suffering anymore and never will again! My 2nd grade family at Lewis County Elementary prayed for Braxton and your family many mornings before we’d begin our school day this year. Prayers for comfort, strength, and courage.

  19. patsy lane
    June 1, 2019 12:57 pm

    Prayers for family.I just lost my daughter I know how they feel)pp

  20. Stephanie Plotzer
    June 1, 2019 1:30 pm

    My prayers go out to the family of this young child.
    He is now resting in the arms of Christ.
    Rest easy Braxton, you have been set free.

  21. Nancy Henthorne
    June 1, 2019 2:40 pm

    May God grant you an extra portion of His strength and comfort now and in the days ahead, and just know that Braxton is in the arms of his Loving Savior.

  22. Steveorange
    June 1, 2019 4:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  23. Patsy James
    June 1, 2019 9:09 pm

    I got to know Braxton though my Grandson, Kyle Tenison! Kyle met him, as a coach of a Lewis County Baseball Team playing in a torment! He really had an impact on Kyle’s life and we Prayed for him to be well again, but our God had other plans! Sounds if he was an Inspration to all that knew him and he was ready for his Heavenly Home! Prayers for all his Family and Friends! So Sorry…

  24. Sandra and Donnie Carter
    June 1, 2019 9:46 pm

    Prayers for this sweet family during this most difficult time

  25. Diena Hill
    June 2, 2019 12:12 am

    My heart is heavy after hearing about this precious little boy. I have been praying for him and will continue to pray for you all.

  26. Brenda Allen
    June 2, 2019 4:36 pm

    I have watched Braxton’s journey on Facebook. Like many others I prayed for him. My little granddaughter who went to school with him told me that when she heard the news, she went to her room so she could cry. She said he was a good friend to her at school and always invited her to eat lunch at his table. May God hold you all very close during this time of grief. We are still praying.🙏

  27. Sheila Brown
    June 2, 2019 9:20 pm

    May you feel God’s Love and Comfort during this very difficult time. Braxton is/was a very precious boy and touched a lot of hearts. You all will continue to be in our prayers 🙏🏻💖

  28. D. Carrington
    June 30, 2019 7:53 am

    My condolences to the family and may Jehovah give you peace and comfort through this difficult time. (Isaiah 41:10) there will be no more suffering and death and mourning will be in the pass for Jesus promise resurrection,
    (John 11:25,26) Again I am so sorry for your precious baby 💜💜

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