COUSINS, DanÂ‚le Joy, 38, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away peacefully on October 22, 2009 after battling adrenal cancer for more than five years. She was preceded in death by her father, Taylor Kie Cousins. She is survived by her son, Ayden Rain Cousins-Brown; mother, Gloria Lacy Cousins; sister, Victoria Annette Cousins; brother, Taylor Kie Cousins Jr., sister-in-law, Rebecca Monique Cousins, and their son, Taylor Kie Cousins III "TrÂ‚"; spirit children, Sassafras Juniper Owin-Brown, Ruis Owin-Brown, and Aurora Ember Ruth Brown; loyal and beloved companion, Mosha Fenton; devoted friend and caregiver, RenÂ‚e Harcum; and a multitude of other family and friends. A social worker for the City of Charlottesville, DanÂ‚le filled her final years as she filled all of her life, with celebration, connection, service, and love. After numerous operations to treat her cancer, DanÂ‚le was surrounded by countless loved ones in the last weeks of her life. A celebration of her life's journey will take place at Twin Oaks Community on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2 p.m., 138 Twin Oaks Road, Louisa, Va. 23093. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, www.hopva.org/support.php.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.