Barbara Jean Jackson Brand, age 62, of Wedowee, was made whole on Saturday morning, November 5, 2022, as she went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and all who have placed their faith and trust in Him and preceded her there. She was blessed to live a full life as she enjoyed her family, her friends, her community, and her church.
Rarely has an individual made as much use of her God-given talent as did this wonderful lady. She poured her life into multiple business venture, various ministries, and her church, where she served broadly in discipleship, jail ministry, and children’s worship, all while still choosing to place a premium on her family and friends.
Above all, she loved her Lord Jesus Christ and His Word and travelled extensively throughout the lands of the Bible as well as many other places in the world where she selflessly employed her skills in missionary endeavors on His behalf.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Onas Jeffrey Brand of Wedowee; her son, Jeffrey Cole Brand and wife, Ashton, of Corvallis, OR; her daughter, Bryana McKay Hunt of Fayetteville, GA; her son, Halsey Cameron Brand of Bowdon, GA; her grandchildren, Kenneth Colt Hunt and Lily Elizabeth Hunt of Fayetteville, GA; her brother, Cleo Eugene Jackson, III, and his wife, Vickie, of Greenback, TN; her sister, Erica Jill Jackson Phillips and her husband Brian of Wedowee; her stepfather, Robert Earl Taylor of Fayetteville, GA; stepsisters, Cheryl Taylor Cater (husband, Mike), Carol Taylor Moore (husband, Danny), Debbie Taylor Nicholson (husband, Ed), and Donna Taylor Wright (husband, Kenny), all of Fayetteville, GA; her mother-in-law, Martha Carolyn Brand of Fayetteville, GA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many, many in-laws from her husband’s family.
Pallbearers will be Halsey Brand, Micah Jackson, Ed Nicholson, Brady Phillips, Brian Phillips, Levi Phillips, Andy Rape, and Kenny Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Jackson and Dean Mertens.
A service of celebration in honor of her life will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel in Wedowee, Alabama, with Dr. Cleo Eugene Jackson and Bro. Ricky Daniel officiating. Burial will follow at Wedowee City Cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 7, 2022.