Brendin Gregory Lyn McKinney

In Loving Memory of Brendin Gregory Lyn McKinney


Brendin “Box” McKinney

Sunrise: September 11, 1993

Sunset: April 21, 2021

Providence, RI


Box loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews; he can be called the Funcle (fun+uncle). He took great joy in being a new father and enjoyed his time with his baby girl. He is known for his 2-step dance, or as he would say, he was “jamming” and self-proclaimed momma’s boy. He was never too old to cuddle with his mom and loved every snuggle. Brendin was a passionate young man whether it was about family and many friends, his religion, his favorite foods, what to wear or his entertainment. His favorite tv show was 600lb Life and he could never go wrong ordering shrimp and grits when it was time to dine. Brendin “Abdul Shabazz” practiced Islam and was honoring Ramadan during his final sunset.

He leaves to mourn his parents, William & Melissa McKinney, his godparents, Alexis Crowell and John Clear, ‘the brothers’ Lawrence & Robert Crowell, William Jr. & Chance McKinney, his beautiful 10-month-old daughter, Reign McKinney, and his fur-baby Dallas. He is survived by a host of family and friends.

Brendin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Samuel Odel Abney (1979) and Betty Jean Crowell (1997), his paternal grandparents, Brenda Victoria Potter McKinney Patton (1982) William Lawrence McKinney (1984), Dorothy Potter (2010) and his Nana Denise Konadu (2012).

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this difficult time of loss.  His funeral services will be private.

-The Crowell-McKinney Family


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44 entries.
Rahsaan GomesMcCreary from Warwick wrote on April 26, 2021 at 9:28 pm
My condolences go out to the entire family. Although, I have never got to know this young man. I only recall Missy being pregnant with a glow. Remember all the great times, rember all the laughs, nost of all the memories of him. My condolences to Missy and William McKinney. 😓😓 Rahsaan Gomes McCreary
Donna Saunders Oluyemi from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 9:17 pm
My deepest condolence to Will and Melissa and the entire McKinney and Crowell families. May GOD comfort you all during this very difficult time.😢🙏🏾
Lisa Costa from North Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm
My condolences to Missy , Chill and Brendin’s family! He had such a beautiful smile and Was always so kind. Rest In Him Brendin. You will be missed ❤️
Karin Whetstone from Phoenix AZ wrote on April 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm
To The Family and Friends my deepest Condolences and Prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Rest Peacefully 🙏🏽💙🙏🏽
Andre isom from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm
From.allah we come to Allah we return. Peace and love my condolences
JENNIE GAUL from GREENVILLE, RI wrote on April 26, 2021 at 6:32 pm
May you rest in eternal peace.
Milou Rodrigues from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Missy,William an family my deepest condolences to you all, may God Bless you all today an the days ahead..Brendin will now be your guardian Angel watching over you All.. I’m here if you need me.🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽
Charles, Rhonda & Charlize wrote on April 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm
Sending our condolences, love and virtual hugs from Arizona. ♥️ Wishing we could be there.
Johanna Taveras from Jacksonville FL wrote on April 26, 2021 at 6:04 pm
Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your lost! My condolences to all your family, may God provide the strength needed! 🕊
Marsha Ferrell from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. May Brendin Rest In Peace.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Frankie J. Woods from Pawtucket RI wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:35 pm
There are no words to lighten your pain because sometimes words are not enough but your grief will become softer in time your love and memories will never fade. My sincere condolences to the family. May God give each of you comfort, strength and endurance during this difficult and challenging time. Much love Frankie
Diana Garlington from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:34 pm
Sending you my love, and praying that God gives you the strength during this difficult time. My heart is with you Melissa , William and family.
Neusa Coutinho from Providence RI wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to all the family of Brendin,please accept my deepest condolences for your loss,May God give you all the strength and Confort during this time of sorrow.He is not with us in presence but will forever live in your hearts.🙏
Dot Page from Providence RI wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:23 pm
My deepest Condolences to the Cromwell/McKinney Family my heart aces everyday for you all may He rest in eternal peace I’m gonna miss him he was like a son to me ,I will love him forever ...Fly high Baby Fly High 💔💜
Kimmberly from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:02 pm
Praying for the family I will always love you bookie forever in my heart
Francene Barnes from North Kingstown wrote on April 26, 2021 at 4:34 pm
My deepest condolences too you and family, May God Wrapped his hands around y’all at this difficult time!
Terry Winfield from Winchester Virginia wrote on April 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm
My sincerest condolences go out to my McKinney, Crowell, and Potter family in these difficult times. I pray for everlasting strength, comfort and peace for you all. I know your hearts are aching greatly and I've been thinking of you all with compassion and empathy. I can only imagine what you're going through . Words cant express the pain and sorrow I feel, holding you close to my heart. I love you all so much. Always, Aunti Terry
Leslie Turner from Providence wrote on April 26, 2021 at 4:26 pm
To the Crowell and McKinney family. My condolences to you and your family. May God give everyone the strength to get you thru these difficult times. Love always from Aunty Blessing and Chanel Rich Turner.
YOU suzette powell from EUTAW,ALABAMA wrote on April 26, 2021 at 4:04 pm
🙏"But you, O LORD, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid!" - ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭22: My family need for you to come quickly and help our hurting hearts God we know that you are able to get the family though this I love y’all with my whole heart. Please call me when you need me. 2053463467
Wanda McNeil from Pawtucket wrote on April 26, 2021 at 4:04 pm
My deepest condolences are going out to McKinney and Crowell family in this difficult time. I pray for Strength, Comfort and Peace for you all. Rest Peacefully Brendin...Love always, Ms. Wanda🙏🏽❤