Michael Bratton, 20, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Virginia Beach.
He is survived by his parents, Steven Bratton (Rachael) of Virginia Beach and Misty Martin of New Baltimore, Mich.; seven siblings; and many extended family members and friends.
Michael was born Dec. 21, 1997, in Oakland, Mich. After moving to Virginia as a teen, he attended Kempsville High School and the Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach. Michael was an avid music lover and loved playing the guitar more than anything. He was known to his friends, classmates and teachers as a quiet, gentle soul with a wonderful and loving smile.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Living Destiny Church, Bromley Shopping Center, 6204 N. Military Highway, Norfolk. Pastor Moses Asamoah will officiate services.
Donations may be made to the Michael Bratton Memorial Fund.
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