Salon 15

William Z Brandon

April 2, 1949 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 70)


WILLIAM ZANNIE BRANDON, affectionately known as "Bubbles or Buck" was born April 2, 1949 to the late John Thomas and Emma Brandon. The fourth born of twelve children. He departed this life on July 17, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

Bubbles received his education in The Baltimore City Public School System and later went to work for The State of Maryland. Bubbles found the love of singing at an early age. known for his golden voice; you would often see Buck singing with his older brothers and uncles. Out of this one of a kind collaboration, a phenomenal group was formed, The Brandon Jubilees. "Bubbles" was one of the group's best lead singers. he was and always will be an original Brandon Jubilee; your golden voice will be missed.

At an early age Buck met the love of his life Barbara Weaver whom he affectionately called "Monk" who preceded him in death. Buck & Barbara's love blossomed over the years and the two were united in marriage October 8, 1972. Out of this union, five children were born and two bonus sons were welcomed into the Brandon Clan. Bubbles later remarried Ruth Gorham who preceded him in death on July 13, 2019. Bubbles enjoyed spending quality time with his brothers and you would often catch them utilizing their skills of fishing, hunting and cooking on the grill. Brandon Boys are known for their infamous Homemade Brandon BBQ Sauce "Big Reds" after his dad. 

Bubbles was a family man who loved his children and gram children. MacGyver, a name given to him by his daughters. in their eyes, their dad could fix anything and everything. He taught his children everything he knew but the one thing he couldn't teach them was how to live without him. A great soul had departed but the memories shall never fade. Although Buck is gone and his soul is resting in the arms of the Lord, his love, his strength and his life will forever live on through his children and grandchildren.  

Bubble was preceded in death by his sister Joanne, his son Shawn and his grandson, Raheem

Bubbles leaves to cherish his loving memory; his six children, Angela (Benjamin), Yolanda (Brian), William Sr. (Maray), Shawnta (Derrick), Latrisha (Norman), Willis Sr. (Kozyne); seventeen grandchildren; Richanda, Bryan (Courtney), Tallyse, William Jr., DeMarco, Keviyah (Delvin), Shambre, Nateze, Kaon, Willis Jr., Shaniya, Yahkeem, Amari, Tyquan, Akil, Kearra and Denver; thirteen great grandchildren; six brothers John (Evangelist), Thomas (Hisoko), Donald (Marvel), David (Jennie), Michael (Sonya) and Clyde; four sisters Doris (Tommy), Vergie (Ronald), Gloria, Lorraine and Priscilla; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Gloria Weaver; two special nieces, Bykiyyia and Davida; one special nephew, Calvin (Happy); four adopted daughter's Donna, Dennetta, Monica and Lisa; two God-daughters, Tennie and Tanika; three special friends, Lavender (Fatboy), Robert and Donald, a host of nieces and nephews and the entire BG Brandon/Goods family who he loved dearly. A special thanks to Mrs. Carrie White & her family. 

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July 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

July 30, 2019

10:00 AM
First Apostolic Church
27 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

11:00 AM
First Apostolic Church
27 S. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Interment following funeral service
July 30, 2019

Oak Lawn Cemetery
7225 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

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