Self, Brandon Alexander
May 15, 1999 - November 13, 2017
Brandon Alexander Self, 18, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, due to chronic respiratory issues.
Brandon was born on May 15, 1999 in Dallas, Texas, to Divina and Durke Self. Brandon was very premature, but overcame many health obstacles to become a sweet, funny, inquisitive and even chubby toddler. As a child, Brandon was fascinated by robots, Transformers, and video games like Twisted Metal and MarioKart. As he got older, his passions included Dr. Who and encyclopedic knowledge of the Star Wars universe. Brandon had a passion for music and was obsessed with bands like Gorillaz, The Prodigy, Prince, Queen, and The Beatles. He spent hours creating his own special mixes of his favorite artists. Brandon also loved creating his own animations and drawings, often featuring characters from Big Hero 6 or Gorillaz.
Brandon was a 2017 graduate of R.L. Turner High School. At R.L. Turner, Brandon was a friend to all. He was an enthusiastic and beloved Lion Keeper, who helped pump up the crowd at football games and pep rallies with his crazy, but seriously impressive dance moves. He was a proud member of METSA (Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Science Academy). Brandon was excelling in his first year at Brookhaven College, and was honored with multiple college scholarships. His goal was a degree in 3D Graphic Design in Animation, drawing on his passion for graphics and animation.
Brandon was a life-long member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmers Branch, and taught Religious Education to Pre-K children. He volunteered many of his Saturdays with MetroCrest Services and Christ 4 Kids Sack Summer Hunger, where he assembled and delivered meals to children in need. Brandon also volunteered and worked a summer at Christ 4 Kids Preschool at Christ United Methodist Church, Farmers Branch. Brandon donated toys, movies, and medical supplies to the Special Education program classes at R.L. Turner High.
Brandon is survived by his parents, Divina and Durke Self of Carrollton, Texas; grandparents Irene and Roberto Prado of Joshua, Texas, and Sylvia and Harry Young of Arlington, Texas; siblings Julian, Bella, and Lauren Self of Carrollton; aunt Rachel Baker; and uncles Robert Prado, Marcos Prado, and Darrell Self. Preceded in death by grandfather Ed Self, and uncle Michael Storms.
A visitation and viewing will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, with a rosary at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, November 19, in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75234.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, November 20, at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
Interment will be at 3:30 at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006.
A memorial donation fund has been set up at gofundme.com, Brandon Self Funeral Fund.
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