VISITATION : Saturday May 30, 2009, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel
CHURCH SERVICE: Sunday May 31, 2009, 2:00 PM at Merkel Church of Christ
Sierra Elizabeth Brandt, 15, died Friday, May 29, 2009 in a local hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31st at Merkel Church of Christ with Lou David Allen, Michael Bryan and Greg Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Sierra was born November 17, 1993 in Wichita Falls to Lisa (Allen) and Bodie Brandt. She was a member of Merkel Church of Christ. She attended Merkel Schools, was elected mascot in middle school and Freshman Homecoming Princess. Sierra also was district champion in the discus and shot put, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and American Philatelic Society. She was a fisherman, Ebay entrepreneur, BB gun marksman and a rock and stamp collector.
Survivors include her mother, Lisa Brandt of Merkel; her father, Bodie Brandt of Iowa Park; her sister, Savannah Brandt of Merkel; maternal grandparents, Lou David and Rhoda Allen of Merkel; paternal grandparents, Marvin and Ann Brandt of Iowa Park; great maternal grandmother, Margie Sheppard of Merkel; great paternal grandparents, Jack and Bessie Vestal of Iowa Park; uncles and aunts, Greg and Angie Chaney of Merkel, Rob and Vanessa McGarry of Iowa Park; great uncle and aunt, Logan and Linda Cravens of Merkel; cousins, Natalee, Chelsea, Chera, Cole, Shauna and Caryon. A special thanks to Merkel Schools, citizens of Merkel, Merkel Church of Christ, Dr. Victor Hirsch and Hendrick Hospice.
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