Brandi was born June 15, 1982 to her loving and devoted mother, Virginia Sails. Her father that raised her alongside her mother was Charles Kilcrease Jr. Brandi took her rest to be with the Lord on July 16, 2014 with her family by her side.
Brandi was preceded in death by her mother Virginia Kilcrease.
Brandi was born prematurely at an astonishing weight of 1 pound and 6 ounces. Although the prognosis looked dim, God showed us what he could do by continually performing miracle after miracle from heart surgery at birth to 28 plus brain surgeries. Dr. David Florence her primary doctor, Dr. Ron Wilson her neurologist, Dr. Robert Mangilardi her pulmonologist, Fulfillment Tender Care, Suncrest Healthcare Services, CSI and her amazing nurses were here angles here on earth. Brandi learned to communicate non-verbally with her family, friends and nurses. To let everyone know she was awake, Brandi would shake her bells and laugh out loud. Brandi loved too listen Christian and Jazz music. She loved being outside, riding in the van, going to her doctor visits with her nurses and most of all her Nana who took exceptional care of her for 10 years. She enjoyed the special things her Nana would do for her like celebrating each and every holiday, dressing up for Halloween was her favorite, going to the fair, going to church and singing songs to her. Nothing would make Brandi smile more than a “Hey Girl” from her Pepa, a “Grandma’s Baby” from her Nana, a “Are you going out tonight?” from her Aunt Clara, a “Shake, Shake, Shake” from her cousin Kandi, or hearing her Aunt Nat come home with her dogs. Hearing her Dad and brother’s voices made everything alright.
Brandi leaves to cherish her beautiful spirit her father Charles (Betty) Kilcrease; brother Charles (Arthea) Kilcrease III; her devoted grandparents Mildred Norman, Lonnie Norman and Claude Rowe; her aunts Priscilla Norman, Shawnda (Steve) Birch, Deborah Guest, Clara Mae Simmons, Burnice Rowe, Zeda Norman and Shirley Norman; her uncles Lonnie Norman Jr., Travis (Wanda) Rowe, Tracy (Kimberly) Rowe, Doug Rowe , Carl Norman, and Willie Brantley. Her favorite cousins Kandi Guest, Lauren Birch, James Pryor Sr., James Pryor Jr. and Edward Pryor, devoted friends Gwendolyn Riddle Carrick, Vicki Orr, Michelle Rivers and Mr. & Mrs. Coy Noblitt, her nurses, and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Chapel of Central Funeral Home
Cypress Gardens Cemetery, Manchester, Tennessee