LeBrandon Quindreil Kelly was born in Cincinnati, OH to the loving union of Brian and Sharonda Kelly. He was born fighting. Even with a challenging birth that threatened his life, he fought to get here and fought to stay here! Our baby was a fighter! As an infant, his Dad would rock him to sleep nightly and keep LeBrandon on his chest all night long to console him, even on nights that he had to work early the next morning. When his sons were young, he’d walk them around everywhere he went and was so proud to have them with him.
LeBrandon literally walked before he crawled. He stood up at eight months and just walked, that was an early indication and a sign that he’d do things “His Way” on “His Terms” and in “His Time!”
LeBrandon attended Cincinnati Public Schools in elementary, junior high and high school. He later received his diploma which was a great and proud accomplishment for him. He was extremely smart and caught on very quickly to anything he was shown. He rarely studied for any test, but was a natural when it came to learning and gaining knowledge.
LeBrandon had a smile that would turn the corner before he did, and his smile was EVERYTHING! He gave the best hugs. He’d hold you so tight as if to say at that moment, only you mattered. He had wisdom beyond his years. He was skilled and extremely gifted as a rapper “FMKM”, writer, encourager, tatooist, artist, athletically (especially in football). To watch him navigate the field with agility and speed, brought his parents great joy and a since of great pride.
LeBrandon was baptized in Jesus name at a very young age. He was raised in the church and his relationship with God, was between “him and God.” He had a giving heart and spoke his mind. He often gave advice whether you wanted it or not. If you had the pleasure of meeting him, an impression was always left.
LeBrandon was his Mamas baby — a true Mamas boy! They had a bond that could never be broken. He often talked with his Mom about most anything. He sincerely loved his Dad. They had their own unique relationship and grew to come to an understanding. LeBrandon loved his “Big” brother, LB. They’d carry their own opinion, but would show up for one another as brothers do and would not allow anyone to hurt the other.
LeBrandon was preceded in death by his uncles, Thomas and Kenny; aunt, Bobbie; and cousins, Kenneth and O’Brien Turner, Niron Steele and Domineque Sivils.
He leaves to cherish his memories: Dad and Mom, Brian and Sharonda Kelly; his brother, LeBryan Kelly (Miranda Garrett); his grandfather, Isie Turner and grandmother/Mom, Caroline Harper, grandfather, Harold (Buddy) Jones and grandmother, Alfredda Jones; his only niece, Skylar Kelly and nephew, LeBryan Kelly and their mom, Candice Kelly and his new nephew, LeBrayden Kelly; the love of his life, Shakim/Kim Dunn and her son, RJ Brown and his dog “Nip”; his uncles, Richard (Shellie) Kelly, Issac (Angie) Turner, Robert/Squirt Kelly, Eric (Adrien) Martin, Rodney Turner and Everrett “Skeeter” (Cardis Cruz-Sivils); his aunts, Caroline (Kevin) Froehlich, Angela (James) Neal, Yvonne/Kisses Kelly, Marlene Kelly and Charice Gary; a host of great aunts and uncles; his godmothers, Michelle (Tommy) Woods and Alice (Steve) Jennings; one cousin who was a big part of his life, Ronald Steele; his other cousins, Regina, Myron/Chub, Wade/Jerry, Rodney, Dasciannah/Dasci, Drea/Andrea (Harlem), Devin, Destiny, Tristan, Tobias/Toby, James (Dianna), Justin/Richard, Blake, Starr/Markeesha, Dubbie/ Gemain, Shay, Rodney, Ronnie, Amir, Jada, Ieisha, Shaniwa, Dymonique and Dominique. He was blessed with a great number of second cousins too numerous to name, whom he loved very dearly. A Facetime with “Fatters” his little cousin was a daily routine.
LeBrandon had many, many associates and friends, but in particular he leaves his special friends who were more like family, Corrius (Bri), Jeremy, Kiesha (Layla), Tino and Little “V”!
LeBrandon and his cousins had BIG plans. They were planning to travel, to celebrate birthdays together and do some positive things to take their music to the next level. They would laugh together, joke, tease, cap on each other, make videos, but this all created a bond and a support system for each of them. They shared a FB page where they kept in contact daily. They could fall out with one another, but you’d better not bother none of their cousins! #periodt
LeBrandon was ALL love, ALL life, ALL joy, ALL positive energy and ALL of ours, and no one can take from this family what we had. Rest easy, our baby boy! Can’t nobody tell us nothing about you that would change our thoughts or alter our love that was endless for our baby forever and ever. The past is behind us. No regrets. What we have was real and all your life, you’ve been abundantly blessed! In your words from your FB page, “It’s only one Nanny Budda, LeBrandon, Nan Ban, whatever I’m known as, it’s only one me!”
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