Brandon Joel Callahan

March 3, 1980 - July 12, 2021
Brandon Joel Callahan

Brandon Joel Callahan, age 41, of Wilmington, a beloved son, father, brother and grandson, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Wilmington on March 3, 1980, the son of David Earl Callahan and Donna MaMahan Davis.

He leaves behind his mother, daughter Brinklee, brother Brice Baldree and paternal grandparents Jerry and Naomia McMahan.

Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers Donations made to the Coastal Horizons Addiction Center, 615 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC., in Memory of Brandon, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

To All of Those that touched Brandon’s Life and those of you his gentle words and spirit touched.

Thank you for being his friend and part of his life.

Brandon had a huge heart if you were in his world. He loved you. He held no grudge. His friends had become his family, that’s just how Brandon was.

He left loving his family, loving his beautiful daughter my precious granddaughter, Brinklee Kade Rhew. Brinklee’s mother Kassie was his one and only real true love. He would want you to know that Kassie. He missed you.

Brandon struggled every day of his life since someone introduced him to the drug world, he said at 15 years old. At 21, when I found out I got him into rehab.

What a joke right? From that point on his life started rotating between drugs, jail or prison. He sought help for 22 years it was a disease and is a disease. He told me he didn’t understand why he couldn’t stop using and finally just accepted that this was just who he was that was a lie that the devil told him. He has been clean for 30 days to the date at least with heroin. He had changed, his heart was light again.

He left me, his mother, I adored him. I felt helpless most of this part of his life. He left his brother, Brice, he loved the ground he walked on. He left his grandparents who cherished him, they were his rock. We lost a very special human being that knew about life after death. He wanted to make sure Jesus knew that so he was baptized twice.

When you need someone in your darkest moments call out his name because I’m sure Brandon’s spirit will be with you.

He would tell you life is too short so find love and happiness. My son will forever be missed by so many.

But know he’s right around the corner he hasn’t gone far.

July 12,2021
Brandon crossed over to be whole again he’s fine now I love you son you saved me.

P.S. There was you too Tasha, he loved you so much, you were his soul friend. You made him smile.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
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  • July 21, 2021
    Gene Ikner says:
    I can remember him when He was young in 1988 , his stepdad and I were building his grandparents house in wood berry forest . And then as he became older he worked with us on a few occasions . Always had a good heart and respectful. I saw him and his brother Brice about 2 years ago and , I was really happy to see them both as young men . Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

  • July 23, 2021
    Jessica Callahan says:
    My husband Brandon was a good man. He loved his family very much and fought his addiction everyday. He loved his girls as he called us. He was overcome by his struggled with addiction and with trying to make peace with everyone in his family. His life was torn apart by greed and selfishness, by having to try to please everyone and our daughter Cameron Marie Callahan was taken by that same monster. He was a great father he did his best to try to make it. It's very sad to me that our family was ripped apart. He was sad too. Our daughter Cameron was born out of love . I got pregnant with Cameron by choice on Valintines Day of 2010 and she was born Thanksgiving Day of 2011. I loved my husband so much and he loved me. Brandon fought his addiction everyday. When Suboxone came out he was one of the first people that made an effort to go to get it. He wanted to be clean . Over the last few years he did his best to do this that. He loved his other daughter also. He told me he was so afraid that he would loose her too. That the mother would run off with her and his heart wouldn't be able to take it. I just wanted him to be happy. I hope he was. I meet Brandon and Donna in 2002. The truth is that we couldn't be together because of everything that happened and now it's over. I hope that nobody else has to go threw this and have there life torn apart. Brandon loved life , loved , music, fishing and he was just cool. That's why I married him. He would have wanted everyone to know what happened to him and to learn from it. Simmer down he would have said. Don't do to much. I hope all of his friends read this and take it to heart. Don't forget to check on your friends and loved ones to see if they are ok and doing well. I checked on him 11 days ago to make sure he was ok. My phone got broken then I got a new one and the first message I saw was from Alex . He was my husband's best friend and it said in bold print Brandon is dead . It broke my heart. Try your best everyone to make sure this doesn't happen to you and your family. Brandon would have wanted to have peace and love . His voice is crying out in his death to tell everyone to make sure your path is straight up and don't hold grudges and to love your life. All he ever wanted was for everything to work out. That's all he ever said , " Don't worries everything will work it's way out." I hope we can all do our best to honor and respect his words. Even after everything that happened and the new life's we have threw Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Always and forever , I love your Brandon. Xoxoxo , your wife ,Jessica Callahan.

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