Asia Lionetta Cowell

Sunrise: May 28, 2003

Sunset: September 7, 2020

Asia Lionetta Cowell also known by the nickname “Brown Baby” to those who hold her dear died unexpectedly on September 7, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia at the age of 17.

Asia is survived by her parents, Lionetta Cowell (Julio) and Travis Simmons (Tuwanna); her siblings, Adarius Cowell, Travis Simmons Jr. Keyra Hernandez, and Kil’Lia Simmons; her aunts and uncles, Tatina Cowell, Joel Cowell, Nancy Ware (Cliff), LaShanda Simmons (Terreon), Brandon Simmons; Grandparents, Theresa Cowell, Ernest Cowell, Nanette Simmons, and Alphonso Taylor; and her cousins, Willie Sawyer, Timothy Ware, TaNasia Simmons, Kamil Simmons, Brandon Simmons Jr. and Tae’Dhen Johnson, and a host of many more family members and friends.

Asia was born on May 28, 2003 in Norfolk, Virginia to Lionetta Cowell and Travis Simmons. She was in her senior year at Granby High School and due to graduate from Granby in June of 2021.

Asia was an aspiring entrepreneur, developing her skills as an accomplished hairstylist and fashion designer.  Asia was a generous, funny, and always noted as being a sweet individual who loved everyone she encountered and who was passionate about changing the world and helping those who were in need. Asia was a true friend to so many people who will be forever changed by her presence.  Asia had the ability to change the atmosphere in a room.  She had the most amazing personality, the most amazing smile, the most amazing heart and everything she was shined in every situation, conversation or circumstance.

In lieu of this sudden tragedy and in an effort to support Asia’s siblings and their future academic goals, the Asia Cowell Legacy Fund was created. If you would like to support the future endeavors of Asia’s younger siblings, you can make donations at the following Go Fund Me link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-asia-cowell-legacy-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR03hO8KFz1aCOTtnZaK55QwzW3bpv9lqGG-G2PQuJQ4kD-RSe7U83Xvqfc

No Public Viewing Family Receiving Friends Sunday, October 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, October 12, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Kelsey L. Johnson says

    To all family and friends, may God comfort and present peace. Amen.

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      Minister Sebrina Brown says

      I extend my deepest condolences to the family. I am praying for you. May the Lord care for, and comfort you, as only He can.

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    L. McCoy says

    I hope and pray the family will have strength, comfort and healing during this time.

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      Denise cowell says

      October 7, 2020

      I will my best friend very much .but I know that now she is with God and she is safe. God do things that we , as humans , do not understand. I pray that her family will have strength to make it through this difficult time .

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    Rueben Sample says

    You will always be in our hearts. We love you. Our faith in God, remind us we will see you again. So take your rest. Until we meet again. Wear your crown. Rueben

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    Dea. Kimberly Davis, SCBC Norfolk says

    RIP Angel!!🌹To The Family, May you find comfort, peace, strength and joy in God.💜

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    Bishop Harrell says

    𝑶𝒏 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒇 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒍,𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝑳𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒍, 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉,𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔,𝑰𝒏𝒄. 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑭𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚, 𝒄𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔.

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    Neukemia jordan says

    To my Family I am so sorry for your loss RIH Brown Baby I love you and is praying that God gives each and everyone STRENGTH on this day as you lay ur love one to Rest. Love 💖💖💖 Always The Jordan Family

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    Kim Barnes & Family says

    May God continue to give you all strength🙏🏽 We love you & always know you will be in our hearts & prayers 🙏🏽
    Asia “Brown Baby” Cowell

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    Vernon (Sonny)English says

    Though I am late with this, my heart will forever go out to Asia for her spirit to be at rest and to the Family that they may find comfort, strength, closure and peace. Love and Prayers to you always till beyond the end of time.🙏📖🙏👑🌟

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