Darian Edward Brown

March 23, 1978 - September 12, 2023

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Darian Brown, age 45, departed this life on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at his home. Darian was born in Charlottesville, Va, on March 23, 1978 and he was the son of Wanda Barksdale and Chauncey Brown.

Those who knew Darian, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor and concern for others. He had a unique cooking style, and a great ability to draw. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with.

Darian will be missed everyday by his mother, Wanda Barksdale and her husband Garrett Barksdale of Manassas, Va; his father, Chauncey Brown and his wife Gale Brown of Louisa, Va; his sisters, Tamika Thomasson and her husband Eddie Thomasson of Culpeper, Va, Balone Thompson of Charlottesville, Va; and his brother, Darrick Brown and his wife Towanda Brown; and April and Simon Ward; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts, and friends.

Darian will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. We would love you to come and honor his life at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Evergreen Ministries, 2001 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA, with Pastor Stanley Woodfolk officiating. To pay condolences to the family, please do so at www.hillandwood.com.

Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sometimes it’s hard to understand

Why some things have to be…

But in His wisdom, God has planned

Beyond our power to see

So looking back in tenderness

Along the paths we’ve trod

We cherish the years we had with you

And leave the rest to God

The Family