Serenity Laneice Ashford was born on May 16 at 8:56 a.m. to Sheila Irene Ashford of Flint, Mich. and Sheldon Brooks of Philadelphia, Pa.
She was born at Liberty Regional Medical Center and weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 18-1/2 inches. Her maternal grandmother is Carol Banks of Philadelphia. Her paternal grandmother is Andeline Mikell of Midway. She is welcomed by her sister, Dominique Gary, and brother, Sterling Williams.