Brooklyn Nicole Lynam was born September 25, 1992, in Raleigh, NC, to Larry Van Lynam and Brenda Lilly Lynam. Brooklyn was smart, beautiful, funny, daring and stubborn. She was so inquisitive and had a smile that would light of any room. Brooklyn was a wonderful daughter, sister and friend. She graduated from NC State with degrees in Wood Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering. After graduation she moved to Chattanooga Tennessee after accepting a job at Shaw Industries as a process engineer. She thrived at her new job and was named 2018 STEP Ahead Award Emerging Leader. She also enjoyed volunteering and mentored children in a FIRST Robotics team, The Fighting Mongooses. Under her guidance, the team exceeded previous records and won 2nd place at a regional competition. Many of the students were living in adverse home conditions, and by mentoring these children, she exposed them to new opportunities and positive outlets.
Brooklyn is survived by her parents, Brenda Lilly Lynam and Larry Van Lynam, and her brother Layne Vincent Lynam who she adored more than life itself. Also, survived by grandmothers Velma Lee Lilly and Ann Stell Lynam, as well as beloved aunts and uncles, including Dennis and Terri Lilly, Gary Lilly, Chris and Wendy Majewski, Wanda Lynam Percise and cousins, including Kelly and Troy Majewski, Nicklaus Percise, Marshall, Stacey, Evan, Wesley, Kristen, and Travis Lilly. Also, surviving her are her very best special friends Gabby Tate and Patrick Spence, and all her wonderful Chattanooga friends and coworkers. Brooklyn was also mom to her dog Scruffles and her kitten Vince.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather’s., Phillip A. Lilly and Lynwood Lynam.
Brooklyn loved animals and nature and often talked about being able to travel the world once she was established. She was a blessing and inspired everyone who had the chance of meeting her. She also had a love for music and even taught herself to play the Ukulele. She was well read and so witty and her friend Patrick stated that “she is someone I will never meet again - so funny - so smart - we knew each other before we ever met.” Brooklyn loved literature and this quote from Kurt Vonnegut suites her: “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”
Our sunshine is gone from our present life - but we will see her again and her light will continue to shine in the lives of those who loved her.
In lieu of flowers donation in Brooklyn’s memory may be made to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603.
A Celebration of Brooklyn’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S Main St, Wake Forest. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior from 1:00-2:00 pm at the church.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811