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James Nathaniel Brandon

February 28, 1940 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 82)

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Urbana – James Nathaniel Brandon, 82, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at his home in Urbana, IL.  He was born on February 28, 1940 to John and Hazel (Smith) Brandon in Tralake, MS.  James married Luvenia Rogers on November 19, 2005 in Urbana, IL. 

James is survived by his wife Luvenia (Rogers) Brandon; siblings Clemmie (Lonnie) Rucks, Lemmy (Bertha) Brandon, Wesley (Geraldean) Brandon; children Bobbie Taylor, Karla Higgins, Kolette Massy-Brandon, Nick Barrett, Krista (Lavorne) Brandon-Reed, Bob Barrett, Michael (Juanita) Rogers, Chad (Sara) Barrett, Rickey Davey, Jerry Davey; 23 grandchildren; former spouse Brenda Brandon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Little Mae Miles, Lee Ester Lucas, Pauline Rose, Johnny Brandon Jr.; former spouse Louella Brandon. 

James enjoyed his ministry, traveling, and he was a skilled handyman.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. 

Funeral service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 619 E Voorhees St, Danville, IL 61832.  The service will be livestreamed as well.  Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be made in James’ name to the Kingdom Hall in Danville, IL or Urbana, IL.  Please join his family in sharing memories on his tribute wall at

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Funeral Service
July 2, 2022

12:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses
619 East Voorhees Street
Danville, , IL 61832

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