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1968 James 2020

James Brand

July 7, 1968 — July 5, 2020

Graveside services for James Michael Brand will be held Wednesday, July 8,2020, at 11 a.m. at Chunky Cemetery in Chunky, Mississippi.

James Michael Brand, 51, of Meridian, Mississippi died Sunday July 5, 2020 at Anderson Regional Hospital where he was transported to after a fatal automobile accident. He attended Lamar high school and served 3 years in the United States Navy where he completed numerous electronic and aviation courses during this time. Later in life, Michael started a mobile home business, Legacy Homes, and an insurance company in Ocean Springs. He attended Chunky Baptist church throughout his life. Michael had a great personality and a laugh that would fill the room.

Survivors include one daughter, Addison Raley Brand, and grandson, Crew Alexander Smith, two sons, Aldon Ryan James Brand and Deacon Barret Brand who reside in Ocean Springs, MS. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Brand of Hickory, MS and Ms. Barbara Anne Groves of Leesburg, FL. One brother, James Caleb Brand and family who reside in Tupelo, MS. Amy Brand, mother of Addison, Aldon, and Deacon and many friends and family members who will miss him greatly.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Margarette and Joseph Leon McGee, Maurice and James Henry Brand. Aunt and uncle, Rose and Jimmy Livingston and sister Angela Michelle Alexander.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Brody Clark Brand, Joshua Lee Alexander, David William Learmonth and Blake Alexander Smith.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to your choice of Autism charity.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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