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Brandon Wendell Thatch


Sunrise: September 29, 1970

Sunset: February 10, 2020

The Life’s Journey of Brandon Wendell Thatch

Brandon Wendell Thatch, son of Brenda J. Thatch and John B. Kelly, was born on September 29, 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia. Our beloved Brandon, who was affectionately known as Putt-Putt, peacefully departed this life in the early morning hours of Monday, February 10, 2020, in his sleep.

Putt-Putt is a graduate of Norview High School, Class of ‘89, where he played on the football team and developed a brotherhood and life-long friendship with his teammates. He later joined the United States Army. Once discharged, Putt-Putt pursued a career as a barber.

Putt-Putt was known for his jovial spirit. He was the life of the party, and there was never a dull moment around him. It is no secret that his life took some paths that he wished could be re-lived, but Putt-Putt owned his mistakes. Therefore, he was able to maintain a positive attitude with the understanding and appreciation that he served a gracious and forgiving God. Putt-Putt was excited for his second chance and was focused and determined to live life to the fullest.

The memories of Putt-Putt will be cherished by his 2 sons, Brandon and Brenton Thatch; his daughter, Brenaya Thatch; his mother, Brenda Joyce Thatch; his brother, Twayne Johnson; his sister, Kimberly Church; his Uncle Ronald Thatch (Mary) whom he shared a very special relationship with, his Uncle Linwood Taylor, and Uncle Reginald Kelly; his aunts Juritus Thatch and Barbara Story; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a community like none other, Norview4Life.

He was preceded in death by his father, the late John B. Kelly; his loving sister, Paula Kelly Howard; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Viewing Friday, February 14, 2020 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Mrs. Regina Patrick says

    Brenda … I’m so very sorry for the loss of your handsome son. I know nothing I say can make it better, and I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through, but please know, Putt Putt was loved by everyone and will always be in our hearts and our memories.

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    ms.Barbara Halsey Info says

    Am so sorry to hear about the passing of your love one. Deepest Sympathy Barbara Nixon & Family

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    Valerie Acevedo says

    To Kimberly Church, from your Maury High School Custodial Team, we would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your Brother.
    Please bring comfort to those coming to terms with the unexpected loss of Brandon Wendell Thatch. Bring healing to Kimberly and her Family hearts that has been broken. Bring unity, peace and understanding to each and everyone of them. Dear Lord we are asking that you bring warmth to their hearts which are cold and empty. We ask this in Jesus Name Amen. You and Your Family are in our prayer, Mr. Mangum, Mr. Stickney, Mr. Sanderlin, Mr. Simon, Mr. Watson, Mr. Green, Mr. Sawyer, Mrs. Brathwaite, Mr. Milsap and Mrs. Acevedo. RIP: Brandon W. Thatch.

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      Valerie Acevedo says

      To Kimberly Church, from your Maury High School Custodial Team, we would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your Brother. Please bring comfort to those coming to terms with the unexpected loss of Brandon Wendell Thatch. Bring healing to Kimberly and her Family hearts that has been broken. Bring unity, peace and understanding to each and everyone of them. Dear Lord we are asking that you bring warmth to their hearts which are cold and empty. We ask this in Jesus Name Amen, You and Your Family are in our prayers, Mr. Mangum, Mr. Stickney, Mr. Simon, Mr. Watson, Mr. Green, Mr. Sawyer, Ms. Robinson, Mrs. Brathwaite, Mr. Milsap, Mr. Sanderlin and Mrs. Acevedo. RIP “Brandon W. Thatch”

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    Valerie Acevedo says

    To Kimberly Church, from your Maury High School Custodial Team, we would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your Brother. Please bring comfort to those coming to terms with the unexpected loss of Brandon Wendell Thatch. Bring healing to Kimberly and her Family hearts that has been broken. Bring unity, peace and understanding to each and everyone of them. Dear Lord we are asking that you bring warmth to their hearts which are cold and empty. We ask this in Jesus Name Amen, You and Your Family are in our prayers, Mr. Mangum, Mr. Stickney, Mr. Simon, Mr. Watson, Mr. Green, Mr. Sawyer, Ms. Robinson, Mrs. Brathwaite, Mr. Milsap, Mr. Sanderlin and Mrs. Acevedo. RIP “Brandon W. Thatch”

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    Vernell Gray says

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your son (Putt Putt) gone to soon. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning Psalms 30:5
    From Sisters Vernell & Esther Gray
    2020

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