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
4:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • August 20, 2021
    Donna Davis says:
    Without you is hard. I wake up every morning with your beautiful face in my mind and can’t believe you’re gone. You were my first son oh how I loved you. You were my joy, you gave me such happiness when you were growing up. You were my earth angel and no one could ever know the emptiness I have without you son. You were my reason to keep going. I miss you so much it hurts so much. I love you son and I hope you knew that, I hope you felt my love. I have flashbacks of all the good times, smiles and laughter we had. Thank you for being with me, your Mom, that last week you were here with me. It was a wonderful, fun week that will never be forgotten. You will never be forgotten for you have a special place in my heart. Until we see each other again baby. I love you, MOM

  • September 20, 2021
    Paul Schaller says:
    Sorry for your painful loss. I hope you both stay strong and are able to accept and move past this. Donna and Bryce a sincerely hope this tragedy brings both of you closer and you realize just how short and important life is. Love each other EVERY day, don't ever go to bed with a grudge. Huge and tell each other how much you love each other EVERY day!!! You're both very special people......