Family and friends gather to remember Cam Brown

By: Alicia Turner | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- As dozens filed into Bethel A.M. E Church, many of them donned an “S” on their chests.

It was for Cam Brown, calling him a superhero while he was here, and a super angel now that he's gone.

"Cam was a fighter, and an extension of Gods heart," said Malaika Jefferies.

Thursday night was a celebration of life. Cam's family made a specific request that the service be how Cam was; joyful, lighthearted and inspirational.

"There's no words to really describe how impactful he's been in my life, my family's life and those around him," Jefferies explained.

"I sometimes ask myself 'Why do things happen to certain people?' But, I know that God has a plan and that everything happens for a reason," said Kennedy Jones.

Many of the people in attendance were a part of Cam's Florida State University High School family, For them, it's a tough loss at a young age.

"Some may see this as a loss or like 'why did this have to happen to someone so good?' But I think in the end, he really had the victory, he touched so many people," Jefferies said.

As many said their final goodbyes, they said it’s the way Cam pushed others to greatness that made him one of a kind.

"He told me that I need to become a nurse after everything I helped him with through the end, and so I think I’m going to get my butt in gear and do that for him," said Aubrey Doyle.

"Someone as beautiful as Cam, there's no way that they could ever leave this earth. I don't have to do much carrying on, it will carry on itself. But, I will do everything I can to help it," Doyle continued.

At the memorial there was also a video presentation from the head football coach of Western Carolina, where Cam had committed to play before being diagnosed.

The coach said they have a game Saturday, and a win puts them in the playoffs for the first time in more than 30 years. A promise to leave it all on the gridiron this weekend, in the name of "Super" Cam Brown.

A viewing will take place at Richardson Funeral Home at 2627 S Adams St from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moon, located at 1105 E Lafayette St.

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