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Sean Alan Brittingham  

Sean Alan Brittingham

December 18, 1991-January 30, 2016

Sean Alan Brittingham, age 24, an angel that walked among us, earned his wings on the evening of January 30, 2016 after battling a war with Leukemia. As Sean did in life, he gave it his all and beat it, but the toll it took on his body was too much.

Sean, whom friends nicknamed “Baby J (Jesus),” loved life. He possessed quality friends and loved ones. Sean was a wonderful listener and advisor. He was always inspired to go the extra mile, showing his family and friends positive motivation in life and all that the world had to offer. His strong-willed nature made it impossible to give up on those who he thought needed to be shown a deeper self worth and ability within themselves.

Those closest to Sean knew how devoted he was to his family, friends, and the love of his life, Fallon Hurley. Sean had a magnetic personality and a huge heart, always attracting friends and putting their needs before himself. He had many interests and hobbies, including the game “Halo”, numerous other X-Box games, and strategic games of poker. Sean was a huge fan of animals, anime, real estate, the stock market, and luxury cars, specifically Audi’s. He would always find time to enjoy a good cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts. He enjoyed collecting many things, such as swords and anime memorabilia. Sean also had a passion for music. He excelled at playing the drums and liked the music of Rise Against, Billy Talent, and Bob Marley. Sean was a great debater, although he sometimes seemed hard-headed, he usually ended up being right. He dreamed of owning his own psychology practice, a field that he cherished so dearly.

Sean had a lasting impact on every person that he met. He touched the hearts and lives of each one of his family and friends. Sean will be missed dearly.

Sean is preceded in death by his brother, Vinnie Earl Brittingham, Jr; grandfather, Charles Powell, Sr.; and grandmother, Helen Powell.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Brittany Brittingham; grandfather, Earl Brittingham; step-grandmother Luella Brittingham; grandmother, Charlotte Britingham; girlfriend, Fallon Hurley; and beloved pets, ferret, Mikah “Momma”; german shepard, Sadie; and chihuahua, Scooter.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Wilmington Manor, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 1311 Manaponeck Ave, St 310, White Plains, NY, 10605.

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  1. Gail and Charles E. Brittingham, February 3, 2016

    You are so loved and will be so sadly missed. You are an angel . Love uncle Charles and aunt gail

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    • Aunt Mari, February 3, 2016

      Seany Sean I will miss you much. Love Fallons Aunt Mari

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  2. Prissy Lavelle, February 3, 2016

    Seanie
    It’s a huge shock that you open your wings up and went home too soon…. You was a wonderful person inside & out!! I’m blessed to have the chance to have met you I wouldn’t Have changed that day ever or I wouldn’t have realized angels could walk on this earth as well as heaven…. I’m going to miss you but I will always remember you… Rest In paradise until we meet again…. LOVE you always,
    Prissy

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  3. Carmen Burgos, February 3, 2016

    SeanB I kept saying I wanted this all to be a nightmare. No matter how many memories I have with you I want you to still be here so we can make more. My heart aches knowing your name won’t come across my screen anymore. You helped through all my hardships and always pushed me to do better. Your the best friend i could ever have had. But now you’ll guide me from above. I love you and I’ll miss you.

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  4. Earl and Luella Brittingham, February 3, 2016

    A very important part of our life has left us and will be missed so very much. He was one of a kind .
    We loved him very much . Rest in peace.

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  5. Shana Davis, February 3, 2016

    Sean had what I call an irresistible personality. Even in debate you had to admire him. He will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege to meet him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Fallon.

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  6. Sue Walker, February 3, 2016

    Love you and miss you.

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  7. Norma McKelvey, February 3, 2016

    Brenda, Vince & Family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Sean passing. There really are no words, only love and prayers to you. May god bless Sean and give him peace. If you need anything or just need to talk please call me.
    Love, Norma & Family

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  8. Lisa, February 3, 2016

    I didn’t know Sean personally, but learned of his passing by a mutual friend. His obituary notes a caring and giving person that gave more of himself to others than most people could or would ever do. My thoughts and prayers to his family. I can only imagine the loss that you feel. May the comfort of family, friends, and the dear memories you have of Sean comfort you through thus difficult time. God Bless.

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  9. Yvonne Smith, February 3, 2016

    To the Brittingham family,Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Sean will be greatly missed .he was truly a wonderful young man .I only knew Sean for a short time but in that time he held a special place in my heart. Sean was a beautiful young man and I thank God for allowing me the opportunity of meeting him and calling him friend .May God bless and keep you.

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  10. Ralph Williams, February 3, 2016

    Sean, you will truly be missed. You were part of my walgreens family for years. You left a lasting impression on everyone who knew you, and even people who met you for the first time. I’m gonna miss our luxury car debates. I told you this before a few months ago but your mom is an amazing woman and I pray that the Lord will watch over your family, love ya little homie

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  11. Lois Passmore Graham, February 3, 2016

    I keep thinking that this is a nitemare and im going to wake up and you will still be here.
    But its not and even though we only talked on Facebook you still made me feel as if we were still aunt and nephew.
    You will be sadly miss and never forgotten.
    It’s sad that you never got to see Riley but we all know that you can see her now!!!
    RIP beautiful angel and spread your wings and fly high!!¡

    Your formal aunt Lois Graham

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  12. Janet Houck, February 3, 2016

    Brenda and Vince. I am so sad to hear of the loss of your son, Sean. I didn’t know Sean but the messages relay how kind and loved he was. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of such sorrow.

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  13. Lois Passmore Graham, February 3, 2016

    Sean you were a great kid that grown into a awesome young man.
    You will be missed by many and loved beyond belief.
    Rest in peace….

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  14. Evelyn Wingate, February 3, 2016

    Brenda and Vince, Words can not begin to express how my hear aches for your family. The two of you along with Brittany and Sean will be in my thoughts and prayers daily. Ev

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  15. TKeyah (juice), February 4, 2016

    It took me awhile to write but i managed, ever since i heard the news i couldnt stop thinkin about you man. I enjoyed being in shop with you soooooo much you made my day you were the one who always kept me laughin i swear. I would relive the moments over & over you were truly one of a kind & also my favorite. Everytime i see you picture or hear your name i tear up ive never met a person who disliked you ! No matter what skin color you was you were like family. I wish there were more people like you Sean. I will cherish every memory and ill never forget you. Your in a way better place man look over us. Rest In Paradise , love you man <3

    Wiiiiiiccccccccccckkkkkeeeeddddddd
    -Juice

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  16. Christina Daniels, February 4, 2016

    You are truly loved and missed. God bless you, Sean, for bringing so much joy to so many.

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  17. Jasmine, February 4, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

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  18. Ivan & Franny, February 4, 2016

    We had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Sean through our son Kenny at Happy Harrys while they were both employed there. 60 seconds after meeting Sean we knew we had a friend for life. This young man lived life to the fullest each and everyday. We will truly miss your company. RIP MY FRIEND.

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  19. Michelle Campbell, February 4, 2016

    so sorry for your loss.. your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers..

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  20. Abbie Prentice, February 4, 2016

    I am so spotty for your loss. God Blees you and hold you tight.

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  21. Millie Gamborg, February 5, 2016

    Brenda and Vince I am so sorry to hear about Sean. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your son was a special person and touched a lot of people lives . May he rest in peace.

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  22. Robin meadow & Family, February 5, 2016

    Sean I knew you as a little boy I regret not knowing you as a man. But I knew you were going to be something special if you’re anything like your father and your mother you would be beautiful on the inside and out. May you rest in peace forever without pain in the house of the Lord amen

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  23. Connie Rose, February 5, 2016

    Seany you were like a son to me. I was there when you were little boy . I was there when you grew up. You grew up to be a great intelligent well mannered man. I will miss you dearly. I know you will be up in heaven looking down on us. I love you boy. Gone too soon.

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  24. Connie Rose, February 5, 2016

    We are all going to miss you Sean. Mike, Joe and Connie. Love you.

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  25. Richard Emery, February 5, 2016

    Sean you are by far one of the most positve, outgoing, amazing people i ever known. You inspired others through your life and made sure they fought every day. I didn’t know you well but whenever we talked it felt like I have known you for years. From the small hellos to us carrying a conversation on halo i will miss it. To the Brittingham family and Fallon I am deeply and truly sorry for your loss you all have my condolences. The world lost a truly amazing person.

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  26. Yvonne, February 6, 2016

    I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one.May the God of comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. Psalms 83 : 18. the Bible promise that all those who died will come back to life on a beautiful paradise earth.John 5 : 28, 29. for more information on the subject why we died please visit our website at www. jw. Org.under publication. again you have my deepest sympathy.

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  27. Robin M, February 6, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could’ve had know him as an older gentleman I knew him as a young man are a boy I know he’s going to a better place no pain to watch over his love ones I’m sorry for everything you guys of been through keep your faith will all be together again someday amen

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  28. Corey Workman, February 7, 2016

    Even if I didn’t know you well you were my close friend you will be missed I still can’t believe you’re gone rest in peace my friend you will be always be in my heart and my thoughts

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  29. Marcus Bridgewater, February 8, 2016

    Sean : This has took me awhile to think what to say losing a great friend that I grew up with is gone Im sorry your time here has ended so soon. I know you’ll be in a better pain free place know. im sorry for your family losing a great son and brother. May you rest in peace sean see you on the other baby j

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  30. Darrien Henry, February 8, 2016

    Sending my condolecenses to your family. My Favorite white boy (lol) RIP

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  31. Ms Selby, February 9, 2016

    I would like to offer my condolences to the entire family and the close friends of the family. For comfort during this difficult time please read in your Holy Bible for just that at Psalms 25:17 also Acts 17:31…

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  32. Dawn Mellinger, February 9, 2016

    Sean had a beautiful aura. His aura was bright and colorful and magical.

    Red – the color of strength, strong passion and will.
    Yellow – the color of optimism.
    Green – the color of sympathy and calm and reliability.
    Blue – the color of quiet and calm, and of spirituality.
    Violet – the color of one who is seeking something in life.

    Sean would light up a room with his smile. His energy generated happiness. He demonstrated confidence and leadership. He wasn’t afraid to be unique. He communicated and interacted with everyone. He showed respect and concern for others. He was knowledgeable and well rounded. He was an advocate for others. He was wise beyond his time.

    Sean’s “Legacy” will live on. Sean was a great son. A wonderful and loving big brother. A caring boyfriend. An animal lover. And a friend to all!

    Words cannot express what I feel but my heart goes out to you and your family and I wish you peace at this time. God bless you Brenda and Vince for raising such a beautiful and kind and loving man.

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  33. Diane, February 23, 2016

    Sean,
    I will never forget that very first day sitting in the ER with you and your mother…before we even knew exactly how sick you were. Some of the things you said to me and questions you asked during those very few seconds your mom had to step away from your side and unable to hear…keep replaying in my head. I knew how scared and concerned you were then and all throughout your battle to defeat the war, but I didn’t realize at first that most of your fear and concern wasn’t for yourself. It was really directed towards your mom and dad…Brittus…and Fallon and Brandon. That was the most valuable quality you possessed that I believe attracted everyone who ever crossed paths with you. SELFLESSNESS. You are the most beautifully SELFLESS person I ever have known and probably ever will know. You fought that war with everything you had in you and you fought it well and never once gave up despite how you were feeling and what you thought the outcome would be. I know you did it all because of that selfless love you have and because you didn’t want to ever see those you held close in your heart to hurt or feel any pain that you wouldn’t be here to help them recover from and to keep them from having any reason to give up in this life and not keep pushing and shoving and moving forward. That is the Sean I watched grow into most in such little time while fighting his war. He loved his Dad and his Mom with all of himself and never wanted to have them have to endure the hurt and emptiness of losing another child again. It was the one thing I personally know that pained him more than any other kind or physical pain anyone could ever experience. He never could give up on them and I can’t honestly say that I myself would ever be a person of that strength. My heart…it just aches knowing I will never see your smiling face looking at me while out front cutting your lawn with those bright pink Beats headphones on. That you won’t come walking through my door to go look through my frig and cabinets trying to find that “something” that will really fix your odd craving at the moment. I won’t hear you shouting through your house at that fellow gamer on the other end of your gamer mic or that you won’t be popping your head through my door asking if Haley is ready to run up to Dunkin for iced coffee…and most of all…I ache sooo much seeing how much you are thought about in your sisters eyes and missed by the sound of your mom and dads voice when your name is spoken and just thinking how all of them are supposed to live each day without you physically here. I miss you so much, Seanster. Help us all to stay strong. I love you.
    D 🙂

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