Brandi Leigh Garrett, passed away on February 26, 2021 at her home in Terrell, NC at the young age of 41 years old.
Brandi was born March 27, 1979, in Brunswick, ME to Donna Porter and David Garrett. At an early age she developed a love for animals, especially horses. Brandi started riding horses as a child and continued to ride until a devastating car accident in 1995 left her paralyzed from the waist down. While this event did pose a challenge, Brandi stepped up and took the challenge head on; not only did she survive, she thrived. Up for any adventure, Brandi traveled the world, developing a new love for snow skiing and enjoyed being out on the water on a jet ski. She had the biggest heart and would help anybody anyway she could.
Brandi loved to learn and was driven to succeed. Graduating from American Public University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, she followed that up with an MBA from American Public University and had recently started a doctorate program at Walden University. Her goal was to be Dr. B! Brandi had a long and successful career in human resources. Most recently she held the position ofDirector of Finance and Human Resources at Net Vision Consultants.
Brandi is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Shirley Zeigler, maternal grandfather William Zeigler, paternal grandmother Elanor Butler and paternal grandfather Leroy Garrett. She is survived by the love of her life Jeff Flippo, mother Donna Porter, step farther William (Skeeter) Porter, father David Garrett, step mother Kathy Garrett, siblings Christopher Garrett, Ronda Bobier, andKyle Garrett, step siblings Tamera Porter Wilmot, Kara Debill, Jason Moore, god daughters Kayla Munoz and Bailea Garrett, and her fur babies Sparky and Bella.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to either:
K9 Partners for Life at https://k94life.org/ or Challenged Athletes of West Virginia – 10 Snowshoe Dr. Snowshoe, WV 26209 or call 304-572-6708.
I am so sorry for your loss! Brandi was such a beautiful young lady. Praying for peace & comfort for the family. Hugs ♡
Our deepest sympathy to your family. SKI ON !!!!!!!
Words cannot express the pain I feel for your family at the loss of your daughter, sister and mentor. Know she is resting with the Lord. God bless and keep you all during this difficult time. Donna in case you don’t remember me, I am June’s sister
Love you sis! Ski all the mountains, ride all the horses, climb to the mountain top, jump out of perfectly good airplane, travel the world and do all the things that bring a gigantic smile to your face! You will be forever missed and there will be a hole in all of our life’s no one else can fill. I miss you I love you.
I had the great pleasure of working with Brandi and she will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers go out to Jeff, family and friends. Rest in peace.
My heart breaks for Jeff and Brandi’s family. Brandi was a beautiful person inside and out. I loved her very much.
I know she is in heaven looking down on us. Peg Flippo
So very sorry for this deep loss. Brandi was an inspiration to all who knew her. Sending our families thoughts and prayers. We will ever remember her smile, laugh and courageous spirit.
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of a daughter, sister, friend and life partner. We knew Brandi when she was a giddy teenager and saw her blossom into a lovely young woman who was not afraid to turn her disability into an ability. Life often gives us lemons, but Brandi was an expert lemonade maker…and it leaves the world just a bit sweeter. God bless you, keep you, and may his grace help you on your grief journey.
Brandi was one of those special people that we felt fortunate to know and,was always a pleasure to be around.
Brandi was so humble, we doubt she was aware of her beauty or the inspiration she was to others. We love and miss her. Our prayers go out to Jeff and Brandi”s family, that they will be blessed with comfort and peace.