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Elijah Brown

July 5, 1998 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 23)


Your Wings Were Ready, but Our Hearts Were Not

Elijah Brown - age 23 of Polo, MO passed away Sunday morning, January 2nd, 2022. Elijah was born on July 5, 1998, the son of Jessica Billups in Tifton, GA. He was a 2017 graduate of Polo High School. Elijah worked for Owen Lumber. His signature smile could light up a room. He will be missed by many.   

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Donna Jones. He is survived his mother, Jessica Ballinger (Josh) of Polo, MO; son, Kyler Brown of Maryville, MO; siblings, Dalton Nickell of Kansas City, MO, Brennan Ballinger of Polo, MO and Sylvia Ballinger of Polo, MO; grandma, Carol Stewart (Melvin) of Bronson, KS, and grandpa, Joe Billups (Dana) of Brookfield, MO. Other extended family members also survive.

 No public services will be held at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at

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