Local entrepreneur and community leader, Darrin Reasby, passes

October 24, 2019

Darrin Reasby local entrepreneur, chef, heart transplant survivor, and community advocate, who died on Saturday, October 19, 2019, was 53. Over the years he worked with many companies, organizations and even worked for several celebrities. But his greatest joy came from teaching children and youth how to be dreamers, and fulfill the purpose of God in their lives.

Darrin was a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His greatest joy was teaching youth entrepreneurial skills and training them how to start their own businesses. In order to further his passion he created his own organization, “Born 2 Dream,” which taught kids business skills through workshops.

Through this organization, Darrin was able to help students with scholarships for schooling, teach them money management skills like opening a checking and savings accounts, balancing a budget, and most importantly, how to save for the future.

Even after receiving a heart transplant in 2017, Darrin refused to allow his health challenges to slow him down or stop him from giving back to the community.

Darrin was a highly creative individual and talented artist with a lot of ideas for the community. One such idea he had was to open up a bakery for young people to work in and run, called, “Are You Kidding Me Bakery.”

Darrin was a chef, a fashion designer, an event coordinator, and a carpenter, and often employed his talents for both his professional and philanthropic ventures. Darrin organized many fundraisers for his organization and others that featured the talents of himself, friends, local artists, and his students, including fashion shows, art exhibits, and talent extravaganzas.

Darrin Reasby was a man with a vision, as well as a son, a brother, a father, a cousin, a leader and a close friend to many. And all who knew him will miss him dearly.

Services for Darrin Reasby will be held at:

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
2505 W. Cornell Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. Service: 12:00 p.m.

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