Brandon Joel Russell


Brandon Joel Russell, 30, Shawnee, KS, passed away, July 8, 2020. Brandon was born on December 30, 1989 in Pensacola, FL.

He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East. Brandon never married or had any children.

He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Leann Russell of the home; his sister, Megan (James) and her son Hunter; his long time girlfriend, Tina Brooks and her daughter Sofia. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Nancy Roudebush and her children; Bryan and Lexie; and grandparents; John and Sandy Mckean.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Russell.

Brandon had many interests, including, skate boarding, writing, rapping, art, music, travel, food, watching documentaries, exploring, thrift stores, stand-up comedy, darts and sports, he loved sneakers, animals and stickers. He lived life to the fullest, one day at a time. He did not like sleeping long because he didn’t want to miss anything that was going on around him.

Tree of Life

This tree of light

With leaves so bright.

Leans over me

With endless height.

I grab my rope

Begin to climb

Until I reach

The branch in mind.

I sway my legs

And close my eyes.

I say my thanks

And then goodbyes.

This tree I’ve chose.

It weeps inside,

As this tree of life

Sees me take mine.


-Brandon Russell-


A Celebration of Life will be held on July 26, 2020, from 3:30 pm until 6 p.m. at Neale Peterson Park, 6136 Mission Rd, Fairway, KS 66205

Memorial Contributions

Flowers or cards to: 4630 W 60th St, Fairway, KS  66206. Donations may be made to Gofundme at


  1. Suzanne (Nelson) Roberts on November 11, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    To the Russell family, I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter Britt was in Brandon’s class in high school. I do remember Brandon as a young man with a wonderful smile and a kind heart.

  2. chris jackson on July 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    My heart mourns you. I know you needed your wings to fly free. Never forgotten. <3

  3. Leann russell on July 14, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    I miss you so much son. You had so much talent, I wish the world would of been given the chance to see it.

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