Brakell June North

March 13, 2014June 28, 2018

Brakell June North age 4 of Kingsley, died June 28, 2018. She had a love and passion for everything. Brakell was a vibrant, little girl with a heart of gold. In only four short years, she touched the lives of many. Never without a smile on her face and a zest for life, Brakell could brighten a room in seconds. She was surrounded by love throughout her life and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 7th at the family farm, 3444 E. County Line Rd., Kingsley, MI 49649 starting at Noon. Brakell is survived by her parents, Paul and Isabelle (Edgcombe); brother Barrett; grandparents Dave and Colleen Edgcombe; Rocky Bullock; and Jan Franklin; and aunts, uncle, and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the Covell Funeral Home at 232 E. State St., Traverse City, MI 49684


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018

Brakell June North

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Mariah Dunn

July 11, 2018

Although I wasn't a constant in Brakell's life, I was a regular, and though she didn't always recognize me, it didn't keep me from trying to interact. I'm glad I did so, as she began to open up more and more every time I got the chance to spend time with her and the family. I never missed a chance to attend a party or BBQ, since, not only did it mean I got a chance to socialize with Isabelle and enjoy discussions with Paul that were not work related, but I got to play with the babies.

I am also honored to have had the privilege of having Miss B as my flower girl at my wedding. When I first asked her mother and father, they were hesitant, considering her age and the potential for disaster. However, when I saw Brakell in the dress and appreciated just how well it fit her, I decided to take the risk. Besides, you can only ask for so much from toddlers on a hot summer day.

She wandered about in that dress as happy as could be, until showtime, at which time her little lip began to quiver and tears began to brim from her eyes. Apparently too much pressure for one so little, mommy and I assured her that she was going to do a wonderful job and that everyone couldn't wait to see her in her lovely dress. As she stepped out to face her fear, she made it to Daddy in the back row, and that was enough for me.

I managed to get those smiles back at picture time, as stubborn as she was trying to be, and I am thankful that I was able to capture those memories in photo, to have a tangible piece of one of my favorite memories of my favorite little girl.

Lei & Jeff Clay & Tucker

July 8, 2018

We are so sorry for your lost. Thoughts and prayers are with Y’all during this time.
May God wrap his loving arms around you and lift your spirits high.

Warm Hugs
Jeff Tucker
Lei Clay

Frank and Linda Faschingbauer

July 4, 2018

Paul and Izzy thanks so much for sharing Miss Queen B with us. The birthday parties we went to. Made life so special
You are an amazing little angel and will ne missed by everyone who had the great pleasure of knowing you

Bill and Cheryl English

July 3, 2018

We are sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Brakell and your family are in our prayers.

Deb Gitchel (Fahl)

July 2, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss! My heart breaks for all of you!

Sue Xoe

July 2, 2018

Miss B, such a bright shinning star, a joy to be around you captured the hearts of all who knew you. I always looked forward to seeing you at the MS Walk every year, you will be in our hearts forever. I'm sending love, hugs and prayers to Izzy, Paul and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you.
Love and prayers

Betty Dickerson

July 2, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Beautiful little girl. Prayers go out to family and friends. Jay and Betty Dickerson.

Steph Buono

July 2, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss.
I pray your family finds peace. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Veronica Shanteau

July 1, 2018

I loved seeing Brakell at Upriver We watched her grow from a baby to a beautiful friendly little girl. No words can ease your pain but I wanted you to know Tim and I are sending hugs and prayers to you both.

Clare Doucette

July 1, 2018

My deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of Brakell. She was a beautiful little girl who brought us joy at Upriver Campground. You have an angel in heaven....Clare Doucette