Micah James Brue

Micah Brue
Micah Brue

Micah James Brue, 19, of Amarillo passed away on Tuesday, August 10 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Micah was born on July 19, 2002 in Lexington, KY. He is the son of Jill Brue and the late Shane Brue.

Micah was an unexpected blessing. He was born 15 months after his twin brothers, and he thought he was a triplet in his younger years. Keeping up with his brothers was his priority. Micah was passionate about his interests, including music and learning. He was innately curious and had a wealth of trivia knowledge. He excelled at academics and loved playing the piano. He enjoyed playing games with his family and friends, reading, driving to Sonic for a vanilla coke, and discussing politics, history, and science.

Micah enjoyed five years with the Amarillo Boy Choir. He played piano for the youth praise band at church as well as singing in the youth choir. Micah enjoyed the WTAMU band camp each summer and was a percussionist in the Randall High School band. He loved classical piano and planned to continue his education in music, hoping to eventually teach music and music theory on the college level.

Micah loved learning. He participated in academic UIL events, science bowl, and the citizen bee, and he took as many advanced classes as he could. He worked hard to keep up his studies after being diagnosed with leukemia, and was recognized as Salutatorian of his 2021 graduation class at Randall High School. Micah was also honored in high school with many awards, including academic honors, outstanding Sophomore student, Who’s Who, Junior class favorite, Homecoming Court, and Honor camper at band camp.

Micah will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His enthusiasm for learning, his intelligence and wit, and his passion for life will always be remembered. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Jill Brue, his siblings, Benjamin, Jacob, Ryan, and Megan, of Amarillo, his grandparents Dr. Jim and LuAnn Smith of Amarillo, his aunts and uncles, Shawn and Krystal Brue of Cache, OK, Scott and Laura Smith of Amarillo, TX, and Kevin and Juli Peak of Lynchburg, VA, and his cousins Abby, Kaylee, and Matthew Brue, Cameron, Connor, and Creighton Smith, and Adeline and Maisie Peak.

Micah was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Dr. Shane Brue.

A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 14 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western Street in Amarillo. The service will be live-streamed: https://vimeo.com/585860623

Micah Brue Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Micah’s family has started a permanent scholarship fund to provide yearly financial assistance to young men and women from the Amarillo and Canyon area who attend college to earn a degree in music.  Interest earned from the endowed funds will be awarded annually.

In lieu of flowers, you are invited to join with them in providing scholarships to deserving students by making donations to the Micah Brue Memorial Music Scholarship Fund at any of the Happy State Bank locations.

16 Replies to “Micah James Brue”

  1. The faith will sustain them. The kid had his. I am a UNT friend since HS in 1975. I will pray for his repose.

  2. Dear Brue family,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful, loving, talented Micah with all of us. He was a blessing to all who met him. May God’s strength, comfort, and peace bless each of you.
    Becky Casso

  3. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Although I did not know him personally, I went to college with LuAnn and taught with Maelynn.
    May God’s love enfold you all.

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with The Brue and Smith families. Micah was a mighty warrior and fought the good fight.

  5. We are so incredibly heartbroken for you. There are certainly no words to ease your sad hearts. But we promise to keep praying for you. Micah was incredibly special. I wish we could have known him. We’ve heard so much about him—his kindness, talent, humbleness and intelligence, and that he was a friend to all. Young and old. Thank you for the opportunity to give to a memorial fund in his honor.

  6. Micah’s resolve, spirit, optimism, and faith were an inspiration to so many. My condolences to Jill, his brothers and sister, the Smith and Brue families.

  7. I share in a small part of your grie. for Micah I plan to keep in contact with each of you . may God keep you all in his arm’s and give you peace in the days to come all my love charlene

  8. Dear Micah’s family and friends,
    Deep sadness to lose Micah.
    And know that he is in God’s loving arms with his dad.

  9. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2.

    Praying for your sweet family right now.

  10. How I have loved that “little boy” !! My heart, prayers & blessings go out to that sweet, dear, spirit-filled family. What a joy it was to get to know & love them while here in Big Spring as well as the communication once they re-established in Amarillo..Jill & her family have done a wonderful job and this family has blessed us all’ My heart breaks for this loss . May God’s love, care & blessings cover them–til we meet again.!

  11. Loved this sweet young man and his family. Some of the sweetest people I’ve ever know. Prayers for you Jill… Benjamin, Ryan, Jacob and Megan.
    Monica Cryer

  12. Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Why would the Lord see “precious” in the death of a loved one? When we consider what is precious to the Lord is not confined to earthly beings but from a heavenly view. When a loved one passes and arrives in God’s heaven, it’s no surprise because God was looking for their arrival. It was precious in His eyes. And think about this: Imagine the Father’s joy when He welcomes His children home and sees the absolute ecstasy in being face to face with His Son. When death comes for the follower of Christ, God opens His arms to welcome that person into His presence. Imagine the last time your loved one’s eyes close here on earth; the next time they opened, they were looking into the face of God! Through our tears, we can see how precious that is in God’s eyes. To see Jesus will be heaven’s greatest joy. Revelation 22:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” What a glorious reunion it will be one day soon. To God, a sunset, on the one hand, is sunrise on another. I am praying for comfort and understanding for you and your family~

  13. We are so sad to hear the news about Micah. Taylor and Micah were in Boys choir together. Our condolences go out to his Mom and to the rest of the family.

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