Brittney Charla Harmon was born on August 29th, 1989 in Indianapolis, IN to Beverly and Charles Harmon. She was the first child of this union. She was blessed with older siblings Chelsea, Chuck, and Idris. She was followed by younger siblings Brandon, Rachel, and Collette. Brittney attended public schools in Champaign where she excelled in advanced coursework and participated in Cross Country, Track and Field, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the student band. Brittney was also named an Illinois State Scholar in 2007. Brittney graduated from Centennial High School in 2007 and matriculated to Howard University where she received a full academic scholarship. At Howard University, Brittney continued to excel and majored in sports medicine. Brittney was very involved in the college ministry at Georgia Avenue Church of Christ, where she volunteered extensively to support other students and the greater Washington D.C community. She was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2011, Brittney graduated from Howard University with her Bachelor's degree. On January 1st of that year she was married and this marriage produced the love of her life- Matthias Edward Clemons- who was born on June 11th, 2015. Brittney then dedicated her life to her family and her faith- for the first five years of Matthias' life she served as a full-time mother. In the past two years, Brittney diligently built a career in cybersecurity through bootcamps, online learning, and applied learning programs. She did all of this on top of securing a full-time role as a technical support specialist, homeschooling Matthias full-time, and educating students across the country in black history and as a piano instructor. Brittney was a loving, dedicated mother, a committed, caring daughter, sister, and aunt, and a generous, empathetic family and church member. Brittney was ushered into eternity on Thursday, March 10th. She will be deeply missed by her parents Beverly and Charles, her siblings Chelsea, Chuck, Idris, Brandon, Rachel, and Collette, her nephews Eric Jr. and Elias, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Even in her death, Brittney was able to save 10 lives as an organ donor, true to her giving spirit.
Funeral services for Brittney and Matthias are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19th at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 1215 W. Bradley Avenue, Urbana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Eulogist: Brother Ralph Smith.Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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