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Brandi N. Holly

Brandi Nicole (Tatum) Holly, age 44, was sent from Heaven on June 30,1979 in Columbus, OH.  She returned to God on Sunday, May 26, 2024, peacefully at her home in Columbus, OH.

Brandi accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by her Dad, Pastor Wayne T. Lee, Jr, at the Jordan.  She was a longtime member and Deaconess of Jordan Bible Church (JBC), where she was reared from her youth, and served faithfully in numerous capacities over the years.  Brandi was the youngest of the PK’s (First Family).

Brandi was educated at the St. Augustine and St. Thomas Catholic Schools, and later graduated from Bishop Hartley High School, Columbus, OH in 1997. She also completed studies at the Northeast Career Center where she obtained her Culinary Arts Certificate, and the family will miss her “special” deserts, she so carefully prepared for them. Brandi received her Cosmetology License and worked for Circle of Styles Salon, and was also an in-house beautician at Wayne T. Lee Funeral Service for many years.  In addition, Brandi worked for Columbus City Schools – Latch Key Program for several years and furthered her career as a CDA Teacher at Joyful Beginnings Children’s Learning Academy. She completed college credits at Columbus State Community College.

She was currently an employee at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she really loved her job.  In a very short time, she made an impact on her colleagues and those she encountered, as many have shared how they will miss her beautiful smile and sweet disposition.  Brandi had aspirations and goals and always stuck to them, by pursuing them without ceasing. In fact, she had an affirmations wall in her room, which included post-it notes of encouraging words, goals and motivational quotes and thoughts.

Brandi loved the Lord and loved Gospel Music.  She was active in the Columbus religious community participating in and instrumental with the administrative department of One Voice Conference for many years; also, Kushy Music.  She was the proud MOMager, and #1 supporter of her oldest son’s musical aspirations – TK$MOKE.

Brandi was affectionately known as “Nikki” and “Brandi Candi” by her family; “Muffin” by her brother; and also known as “Sissy” by both her sister and niece. Brandi enjoyed watching all of her TV shows, and visiting specialty restaurants and smoothie spots.  She also loved traveling with her family and going on family vacations and cruises (gold card status – IYKYK). Brandi especially enjoyed many family visits to Disney World, as she has always been an avid Mickey Mouse fan.

Brandi was thoughtful, giving, humble, funny, witty, inspiring, loving, helpful and caring.  She had a heart of gold, and never seemed to meet a stranger. She had a special spirit about her that personified unconditional LOVE, and made others feel accepted for who they are. To know her, truly was to love her.

Brandi meant the world to and was an amazing, and very special auntie (aka “Sissy”) to her niece, who she affectionately called “Princess” and “baby girl’.  She would always say to her niece, “What Do I Love?… and then say, “Your WHOOOOLE Life!!!”.

It goes without saying, that Brandi was a nurturing, loving, and great mother.  She was  considered a Superhero to her three handsome boys “TK”, Brandin and Bryce. She was EVERYTHING and more to her sons. She would always say to them, “THANK GOD FOR BLESSING ME WITH MY THREE WONDERFUL BOYS”.  She always wanted to be sure her boys had everything they needed or wanted, no matter what and was their major support, noting anything the boys achieved was an accomplishment and proud moment for her.  Brandi was extremely excited and looking forward to her eldest son, “TK” graduating from High School and beyond proud that he was accepted to attend University of Cincinnati this Fall. She was equally excited and proud of her twin boys, Brandin and Bryce, promotion to 9th grade this Fall.  She planned celebrations for all 3 of her boys achievements.

We will miss you dearly, Brandi, and will always cherish the many fond memories we were blessed to share with you.

You are forever in our hearts.  We love you, and our Heavenly Father God loves you more, and saw fit to call you to eternal rest. God sees, God knows, and God Cares!

Brandi was preceded in death by her grandparents, Johnson and Alberta Wade; aunts, Janet Hall and Jewell Shelborne; uncle, Johnny Wade; cousin, John D. Moore, Jr.

Left to celebrate her life, memory and legacy of love, are her three wonderful sons, Hakim “TK” Holly, Jr., Brandin and Bryce Holly; and their father, Hakim Holly, Sr.; loving parents, Wanetta and Wayne T. Lee, Jr.; sister, Juana Agnew; brother, Jason Hawk; niece, Jaide Agnew; aunts, Francine Moore, Debra (Bishop Stanley V.) Wood and Judy Wade; uncle, Calvin (Patty) Wade; father, Willie B. Tatum; many very special cousins; a host of extended family; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, JBC extended family, and special friends.

In Brandi’s voice, “Bryce, Brandin, “TK” Hakim, Mom, Dad, Sissy, Bubba, Princess, WITW – YOU’VE GOT THIS!

STAY strong, in the midst of it all !”

Viewing and Visitation 12:00 PM and Celebration of Life 1:00 PM Monday, June 3, 2024 at Jordan Bible Church 1825 Woodland Ave.

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