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Brandon Contrell TriceJuly 24, 1979 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 38)
“Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Friend”
Brandon Contrell Trice was born on July 24, 1979 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Byram Trice and Sandra (Nelson) Davie. Brandon received his wings on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Parkview North Hospital.
Brandon graduated from South Side High School in 1998. Upon completion of high school, Brandon attended Ivy Tech Community College for a year until he accepted his call into the ministry. He then moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend seminary at Southeastern Bible College where he received his ministerial license from More Than Conquerors Faith Church, under the leadership of Pastor Stephen Green. He served faithfully in music ministry at More Than Conquerors and was selected as praise and worship leader. While living in Alabama, Brandon began working in food service as a restaurant server.
Brandon worked at several restaurants in Alabama and Indiana, where he honed his customer service skills and was repeatedly requested by patrons because of the high level of service he provided. Brandon moved back to Indiana in 2003, where he continued working as a server. Brandon accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 13 under the leadership of Rev. Ternae Jordan, Sr. at Greater Progressive Baptist Church. Brandon was a faithful member of the young adult and mass choirs and served as a youth usher on the Junior Usher Board at Progressive. Brandon was one of the original members of the Fort Wayne Youth Ensemble. This choir grew to be over 150 voices and toured several states lifting the name of Jesus in song.
Brandon was employed with Remedy Live where he worked as a SoulMedic on the Suicide Crisis Hotline. This job afforded Brandon the opportunity to utilize his counseling and people skills to help individuals in the areas of purpose, mental health, trauma and addiction. Brandon loved this job as it allowed him to spiritually connect with individuals who needed life-changing guidance and assistance.
Left to cherish the precious memories of Brandon are his parents, Sandra (Darrell) Davie and Byram (Pecola) Trice all of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Byram Trice, Jr., Kurtis (Hyronda) Smith of Fort Campbell, KY, and Trinity Smith of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Katina Trice, Nakeya (Joseph) Howze of Fort Wayne, IN, Andria (Mytrell) LeShore of Indianapolis, IN, and Erin Boone of Fort Wayne, IN, grandmothers, Vernell Nelson of Fort Wayne, IN and Syrilla Davie of Hopkinsville, KY; grandfather, Willie Jones of Atlanta, GA; nieces, Brionne Henderson of Nashville, TN and Kennedy Trice of Fort Wayne, IN; nephews, Jalen LeShore of Indianapolis, IN and Cameron LeShore of Fort Wayne, IN; aunts, Bernice (Will) Jones of Chattanooga, TN, Carol (Jerry) Bolton of Bessemer, AL, Yvette (Terry) Smith, Regina (Welton) Moore of Fort Wayne, IN, Elder Judy Trice of Nashville, TN, Ramona Davie of Indianapolis, IN, Toni Davie and Linda (Guy) Eldridge of Hopkinsville, KY; uncles, Ricky (Jackie) Nelson of Douglasville, GA, John Nelson and Curtis (Tammy) White of Indianapolis, IN, Steve (Laura) Nelson of Fort Wayne, IN, Timothy (Diane) Trice of Detroit, MI, Dennis (Duretha) Trice of Fort Wayne, IN, Chris Davie of Hopkinsville, KY, Tyrone (Ann) Davie and Tim (Chloretha) Davie of Fort Wayne, IN; God-children, Jayden, Janiah and Kyrin; God-sisters, LaTonda Trice, Cheneia Harris, Tamesha Fikes of Fort Wayne, IN, Konswayla Farr-Barnes of Irving, TX, and Kenya Kelly-Ishman of Lawrenceville, GA and a host of cousins, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Rev. Sim Nelson III, James Trice, and Barker Davie, Sr.; grandmothers, Edith Trice and Cecelia Jones; uncles, Sim Nelson IV, Antonio Bacon, Barker Davie, Jr., and Richard Davie.