Brandi Elizabeth Wilson Hayes, 45, of Anderson SC, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at her residence.
Born January 20, 1970, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of Lloyd W. Wilson (Jane) and Barbara T. Phillips (Gary “Rocky). She was the spouse to Charles W. “Chuck” Hayes. She was employed by the Anderson DMV and was a Greenbay “Cheesehead” fan.
In addition to her parents and spouse, she is survived by sons: Zachery Lloyd Andrew Mann, and Matthew John Turner, sister: Gayling Wilson Fox, step-sisters: Lori Winslow and Kathy Phillips, stepbrothers: Rusty Ferguson, Lee Phillips and Barry Phillips, nieces: Jessica Potter, Quin Hofmeister, Terah Sampler, nephews: AJ Millis, Casey Fox, Jarod Fox, Dustin and Tyler Ferguson and Hogan Hofmeister. She is also survived by her dog: Zelda, and her cats: Snookums and Princess Leia.
She is predeceased by her grandparents: Roark and Alama Lewis, and Nelson and Elizabeth Turner.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at Sosebee Mortuary Downtown Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held at the Downtown Chapel on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2pm with Rev. Tim Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church.
The family will be at 111 Kenneth Drive, Anderson SC.
On a snowy January 20,1970, night, Brandi Elizabeth burst into our world like a never-ending whirlwind. Her sister, Gayling, who was almost 3, instantly became her little “mother”; which we thought was good and we encouraged. Little did we know this would not set well with Brandi, but they worked it out and became closer and closer.
Brandi gave us many blessings over the years but the best gift of all is her 2 sons, Zack and Matthew. On 11-11-2015 we awakened to find her gone.
We can truthfully say that Brandi died complete. She married her life-long sweetheart, Chuck, finished her college degree and had a job she loved. She still had her closest friend Sharon and her Mama was always her best friend. Her boys were grown and had only to bless her with grandchildren. She may have thought she wouldn’t have liked being called “Grandma” but she was perfect for it. She had a heart the size of Wisconsin. To make matters even better she was happily living on the lake next door to her Daddy.
Losing her is so hard, but we know, in our heart, that she’s in Heaven, singing in the angel choir and saving us a seat.
Thank you, our precious Brandi, for spending the 45 years of your life with us. We love you so much and miss you desperately, but “sing on” until we join you!!
Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory Downtown Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.