Aaron Josiah Brewer

    Aaron Josiah Brewer, often called “A. J.” or “Aaron Jo” by his parents, age 16, went home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon, March 25, 2022, near the end of the school day in track class.

    Aaron was born on December 28, 2005, in Murfreesboro, TN, to Matthew Ryan Brewer and Kristi Patricia Brewer. Prior to beginning classes at Pelham High School in August 2021, he had been homeschooled and had met weekly with Classical Conversations, a faith-based community focused on Classical education. His hobbies included collecting rare Pokémon cards, rhythm gaming, Minecraft, chess, piano, and Parkour—when he wasn’t running or biking.  Aaron was also blessed with a sharp mind, a keen eye for order and detail, and a degree of empathy and genuine caring unusual for his years. He loved his family, his friends, his Savior Jesus Christ, and helping others.

Although Aaron is gone from us, he is no doubt thrilled to be partying in heaven with a few family and friends who have gone before him, including his Great Grandma and Grandpa Brewer, his Nanny and Pawpaw Murphree, his great uncle Charles Murphree, and a dear friend Miss Torrence Baily. She will likely still be gushing about how big he has gotten! He is eagerly awaiting the future arrival of those he has temporarily left behind.

     He will be deeply missed by surviving family, including his parents (Ryan & Kristi Brewer), sister (Amber Brewer), grandparents (Ed & Ann Brewer, Ken & Lynn Larsen, and Steve & Maryjean Gregory), aunts and uncles (Jody & Sean Jordet, Natalie & Adam Frazin, and Shaun Brewer), and a myriad of cousins, as well as his devoted girlfriend, Katey Shaw. While we grieve being separated now, we are comforted to know beyond any doubt that we will meet Aaron again, in Heaven, in the Lord’s time.

            Visitation for Aaron’s friends and family will be held at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Alabama, on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 6:00-‒8:00 pm.  Food from Cozumel Grill and Mexican Restaurant, a family favorite, will be served. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Riverchase campus of Highlands church on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.


  1. Jeannell Scott on April 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Our Love & Prayers for all family members during this very difficult time our sympathies, may our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ give you strength & peace.
    We are neighbors of Grandparents Ken & Lynn Larsen in Fort Pierre SD

  2. Jean Faulk on April 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss. God be with all of you.
    I wish I could have come and be with all my cousins.

  3. Anne Jordan on April 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Your family is in the Pelham High School cafeteria’s thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. Aaron was a sweet kid and would always ask how my(Anne Jordan, manager)day was going, and I would always ask him how his was going and that we are just one more day closer to the weekend. He would laugh at that. He will be missed in the lunchroom everyday.

    • Jody Jordet on April 12, 2022 at 8:49 am

      Thank you for your story and comment – that means a lot to us. 🙂 AJ loved others – and loved food! Great combo to be kind to the cafeteria staff. 🙂
      Aunt Jody

  4. The Rogers family on April 2, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. We’re so grateful that Casey had Aaron as a friend. Heaven gained an angel, and I’m sure, one of the best. God bless your family and may He bring you comfort.

  5. Tracy Emerson on April 9, 2022 at 1:51 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Ryan, Kristi and Amber. I just heard about Aaron tonight. He was a good friend to Aidan years ago. We are praying for y’all. No doubt he’s rejoicing in the presence of our Lord. Love to you all.
    The Emerson Family
    Steve, Tracy, Aidan and Ashlyn