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Rayaldo D'Wayne Brown II

February 20, 1987 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 32)

Rayaldo D'Wayne Brown II was born on February 20, 1987 in Oakland, CA to the proud parents Reyaldo Brown, Sr. and Vanetta Brown. Ray-Ray was the first of two children born of this union.r

Rayaldo was baptized at True Light Missionary Baptist Church of Oakland, CA and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He received his education from St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School, St. Mary's Preparatory College High School both in Berkeley, CA and attended San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

Ray-Ray had so much love for his Dad, Mom and his little Sister whom he truly adored. His personality was captivating as Ray-Ray enjoyed being with his friends he made them laugh all the time. Ray-Ray had a calm demeanor. Our son always had a good aura about himself in which it drew people to him. Ray-Ray enjoyed the simple things in life. He was extremely intelligent and competitive. He had a knack with taking tests and at times did not have to study for them. He was recently hired and planned on working for Hyve Solutions in Fremont, CA, he was excited to launch a new career. He worked for Tesla for a short time as a robotics engineer. Prior to Tesla he was employed by FedEx, Home Depot and United Parcel Services. Ray-Ray's dad taught him the fundamentals of carpentry and the building trade. He worked with his Dad throughout his life gaining knowledge in form foundations, framing, flooring, plumbing, building kitchen cabinets, painting, laying tile, electrical work and roofing. 

Ray-Ray's other interest was discussing and debating the meaning of scriptures in the Book of Life - The Holy Bible, those good debates would go on for hours at a time. Ray-Ray loved playing basketball, he was on the basketball team from elementary school through his high school years. He played basketball for St. Mary's Preparatory College High School and helped his team to the playoffs at the California State Championship, his teammates called him the "Beast". Ray-Ray enjoyed all sports and some of his favorites were boxing, UFC/WWE and football. Ray-Ray loved science, nature and water. He was always experimental with bugs and having his sister watch how the snails and worms would react to salt. His Dad taught him how to swim and they would be in the swimming pool for hours and he loved bike riding. Ray-Ray would return home with the brightest smile on his face and drained with so much fun and excitement in his eyes. 

Ray-Ray loved his family. He was always smiling, oh, what a smile he had. He loved music as he was the family DJ playing all sorts of songs while his Dad, Mom ad Sister would be dancing in a soul train line.

Ray-Ray was so happy when Andrea was born he cried with excitement. He has always been his little sister's protector. He had a beautiful bond with his little sister. He enjoyed holiday family dinners. He knew Momma would be cooking all of his favorite dishes. Ray-Ray would not eat anything the entire day just to build up his appetite.

Ray-Ray started cooking as soon as he could stand on the chair and help his mom with the home-made mash potatoes. One of his favorite desserts was his Mom's peach cobbler. One of his special vegetables that he cooked was asparagus, Ray-Ray's special seasoning left us all going back for seconds each and every time. I once remembered walking in the bedroom and my Ray-Ray was about 5 years old on the telephone trying to order some pots and pans. When we moved to our home, he said, "here Mom & Dad" "I have $10.00 to use for the house." Ray-Ray had an infectious smile that could light up a room. Ray-Ray was so-so sweet, humble, calm, smooth and an earnest man. He always kept the Almighty God, Jesus Christ in his heart and prayers. 

Rayaldo was preceded in death by Grandmothers Rether Williams and Angelina Brown; Grandfathers Clarence Brown and Herbert Lee and Uncle Clarence Brown, Jr.

Rayaldo leaves to cherish his memory: his loving parents Rayaldo Brown, Sr., and Vanetta Brown; his sister Andrea Brown; Grandfather Robert Ward; aunts Lavonne Lee, Tona Brown, Estella Reed, Linda (John) Stephens; uncles Herbert Lee, Billy Turner and Edwin Lee; Grandmother Dorothy Brown; his true love Marcy Duffy; childhood best friend Jose Garcia and a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

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