Brett Jacob Theroux

April 16, 1986 - July 19, 2023

04/16/1986 - 07/19/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Tuesday August 01, 2023
10:00 am
Horizon Community Church
2430 Gum Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
(757) 488-6339 | Directions
Tuesday August 01, 2023
11:30 am
Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
757 488-4971 | Directions

Brett Theroux , 37, of Norfolk, VA, went to be with Jesus on the evening of July 19, 2023. Born on April 16, 1986 in Orlando, FL to Paul and Tina Theroux, Brett’s life was filled with compassion, creativity, and an unwavering dedication to his family and friends.

Upon graduating from Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA, Brett worked in a variety of sales positions where he excelled due to his easygoing personality and affection for people. He most recently worked for Ecco Sunroom & Awning where he was beloved by both his customers and co-workers alike.

His commitment to his faith guided his actions and served as a source of strength throughout his life. He was intensely curious and thoughtful which led him to be a voracious reader of all subjects and genres. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his family and friends.
Brett is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Maurice and Eileen Theroux, as well as his maternal grandfather Donald Tinker who he adored.

Brett will be lovingly remembered by his surviving family and friends, including his parents Paul and Tina Theroux, his sister Lindly Theroux, his brothers Blake and Joel Theroux, Joel’s fiancé Erin Bailey, and his beloved girlfriend Kailyn Carmichael. Although Brett is no longer with us, his memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

A word from his mother:
I would be remiss if I did not mention Brett’s fight with addiction. He was always very open about his struggle. He gave me permission to share his story with anyone who needed strength and encouragement. Over the years I have been able to enlighten and encourage many families; moms, dads, siblings, and loved ones who found themselves in the midst of this insidious fight. The countless hours spent talking with him and praying with him, and his unwavering commitment to helping me understand the war within his mind has helped and will continue to help many. From the very beginning of his struggle I endeavored to make sure he knew that it did not define him, it was merely something he battled. For those in the fight I want to say “every single day an addict gets sober and every single day an addict stays sober” – one day at a time.

A celebration of Brett’s life and memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 1 at Horizon Community Church located at 2430 Gum Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321 followed by the graveside committal at Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens located at 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435.

In lieu of flowers, please CLICK HERE to make contributions to The Healing Place in Brett’s honor.

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Samantha Hearn
9 months ago

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I got the chance to work with Brett at ECCO for a few years – he was always so pleasant when he had to stop by the office. We discussed similar taste in music, podcast, and movies/shows when we got a chance. We would give each other recommendations for things to check out that we thought each would like based on previous conversations. He also talked very highly of his loving family. He was smart and funny and always blew me away with all the different things he was so knowledgeable about.
The service was beautiful and I felt like I got to know him even more hearing stories from all of his loved ones. I will miss him.

Nicole Brand
9 months ago

Dear Theroux family, I’m Abi’s mom, Nicole. I wanted to say how very, very sorry our family is for the loss of your beloved Brett. We are and will continue to lift each of you up in prayer.

Bethany Chamberlain
9 months ago

Praying for your entire family! I cannot imagine how hard this is. Good will come through this somehow.

Laurie and Lindsey Corvello
9 months ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with your beautiful family. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I remember talking to you at dinner about Brett and his addiction and how he was struggling with it. Addiction is so hard in every aspect.. He will forever be our Angel helping others with this fight. Thank you for sharing your precious Brett with us all.

Sharon Theroux
9 months ago

This is so hard… Tina your thoughts last week gave me such hope in being better at seeing God’s ability in hard times. I am sure Brett knew how much God loved him because of your sincere and honest grappling with questions. Paul your visits with Brett during the weekly commute were such a gift from God. Your love for Brett was so deep. May he carry all your hearts and protect you during the trauma of losing him. Brett was just not beautiful on the outside, but was on the inside too. He had your kindly hearted smiles as I look at his photos again. I am so sorry for your loss.

Stephen and Brenda Rossi
9 months ago

So sorry for the loss to the whole Theroux family. Addiction is a terrible thing to battle. He is now at peace and will no longer have to fight. Brenda and I send your whole family our love and prayers in this difficult time.

Susan Shekoski
9 months ago

Beautiful words for your sweet son. You’re a warrior Mama. You did everything to make him feel loved. You supported him in every healthy, healing way that you could. Addiction is a beast. May he rest easy now & be your angel. My heart is with your family. ?

Jeff Seymour
9 months ago

I’m so very sorry for your irreplaceable loss. All of my prayers go out to the Theroux family. I know the Lord will guide your through this painful time, and I firmly believe Brett is now at peace after his suffering on earth.

Lorien Rhodes
9 months ago

Thank you for sharing your beautiful son and his story with the us. The world is a better place because of Brett. The life he led will be a beacon to so many of us and his story a legacy for all who seek God’s healing & peace. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Joe Mustaca
9 months ago

My friend and shipmate I thought some prayers are for you and your loving family be safe