(Updated 12/22/2016) Ciera Brookins, a 25-year-old Morgan University student, died from complications from Lupus at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore on Dec. 19.

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25-year-old Morgan University student, Ciera Brookins. (Courtesy Photo)

Brookins, who was a student at the School of Social Work, was described as a free-spirit who loved to be around young people. Her father, Edgar Brookins, is the Washington, D.C. general manger for the AFRO.

Brookins was born on Oct. 30, 1991 to Evelyn Collier and Edgar Brookins in Largo, Md. She attended Largo High School and was a member of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Gospel Service in Arlington, Va. “She was a free-spirit, who was vibrant, colorful and loved to be around children,” her father told the AFRO. “She was energetic, very engaging and wanted to take the leadership role in whatever she was involved in.”

Brookins hoped to work with at-risk children once she graduated, said Edgar. “From when she was a teenager, she wanted to help children and young folk. She would always volunteer to baby sit at no cost as a teenager,” he said. “She was really committed to social work and at risk kids.”

Brookins is survived by her mother, father, four half sisters and a half brother.

Homegoing  Celebration of Life Services will be Wed/Dec 28, 2016: 11 AM – Viewing; 12 Noon – Funeral Service at the Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, VA 22211.  Repast afterwards. As some congestion may be expected at the entry gate, early arrival is recommended.

Flowers can be sent to: Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 4001 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019. They must be received by Tues/Dec 27, 2017.

Cards can be sent to; Brookins/Collier Family, 2406 Windbreak Dr., Alexandria, VA 22306.

The family asks for your continued prayers and blessings.