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My Son Brandon Passed Away

  • Published on Jan 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • I lost my oldest son #BrandonSmiley this morning. I’m okay, but please pray for my son's mother Brenda, his siblings and his daughter Storm.
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  • yc don
    yc don 2 months ago +2941

    As a father who buried a son 22 years ago ….YOU AREN’T OK and IM PRAYING FOR YOU FAM. I know you have to be strong but have your time to feel and let go. Scream…..yell…cry….WHATEVER YOU GOTTA DO but don’t hold it in. Condolences to your family. Keep your head up and faith high. Rest in peace to your son♥️🖤💚🙏🏽

    • Carlos Young
      Carlos Young Month ago

      Man you said it best. Only been 2 years since I lost my son. Wasn't ok then, not ok now and will never be ok. Just ask the Lord for the strength to make it 1 day at a time

    • Ida Barnette Spurlin
      Ida Barnette Spurlin Month ago

      The brain shuts down to protect you from the pain

    • Ida Barnette Spurlin
      Ida Barnette Spurlin Month ago

      He is in shock

    • Ida Barnette Spurlin
      Ida Barnette Spurlin Month ago

      Ricky you don’t have to be ok. I lost my son 7 yrs ago. Your not ok. I’m praying your strength

    • Bliss the one and only
      Bliss the one and only Month ago

      Praying for you and your family,God is close to the broken hearted,I can't say I know how you feeling,I lost my 18year old son 11-20-22 to gun violence, Remember to cling to God ❤️‍🩹

  • kimkeepinitreal
    kimkeepinitreal Month ago +45

    Rickey, I experienced the pain of burying a son 5yrs ago My truly heartfelt condolences to you,Brenda,and Brandon's family ❤️🙏🏽

  • Michelle D. Moran
    Michelle D. Moran Month ago +16

    As a parent that laid my youngest to rest in August of 2020, I know what you're feeling and I'm going to pray for you to find comfort. Your fans are here for you and know that you're loved.🙌🏽🙏🏽💙

    • Changed Up! Now What? Podcast
      Changed Up! Now What? Podcast Month ago

      Wow my condolences ….there are so many on this post who have lost children. I also thought that was rare.

  • •BAD•SEED•™
    •BAD•SEED•™ Month ago +99

    I lost my 21 year old son in 2019. As a mother that has lost a child, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you family love.

    • GoddessGood11🦋
      GoddessGood11🦋 Month ago +1


    • Future Find
      Future Find Month ago +3

      I'm so sorry for yours as well. May GOD bless you and look over the spirit of your son.

  • Melissa Leverette
    Melissa Leverette Month ago +3

    Sending my prayers to all 🙏🏿🙏🏿

  • Cynicann Keel
    Cynicann Keel Month ago +44

    Can't imagine the grief you're feeling right now.
    My condolences to you and your family

    • Dalphine Cooper
      Dalphine Cooper Month ago

      You try and focus ,im praying for you that God will give you strength sit down for a while to get your mind strength you have to relax then then leave your the hand on the lord he will take care of you all God bless you and your family

  • Dezzi Davis
    Dezzi Davis 2 months ago +1980

    I’m so sorry for your loss Rickey we’re praying for you 😢

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      K B Month ago


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    • Conroy Shackleford
      Conroy Shackleford Month ago

      Condolences Brother and 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

      MS.CARAMEL Month ago

      So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    • Gee Money
      Gee Money Month ago

      🙏🙏🙏🙏 He's in a better place now Rickey that's how my aunt shay was when I found out my aunt passed my deepest condolences goes to you i'll give you 1,000,000 dollars

  • Debbie Roberts
    Debbie Roberts Month ago +11

    I’m so sorry. I lost my 28 yr. Old son 2.5 years ago. You, his mom and all the family are in my prayers. I’m not sure why this popped up on my feed but y’all are in my prayers. 😢

  • Dana Eggleston
    Dana Eggleston Month ago +2

    My son passed 500 days ago today, (if I was keeping track). It has been 500 days since I had a day I didn't cry. I totally understand everything you're saying and the motions the world makes us struggle through. I don't know how to push through it- but I do know I am so sorry that you and your family, and every other parent that has cried up to God for just one more day, minute, anything.. has to endure a pain that is so devastating you don't know if you can, or want to go on yourself. I'm just so sorry for your pain.

  • Vivian Ross
    Vivian Ross Month ago +17

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I know what you're going through. I lost my son about 30 years ago, and sometimes I still find myself breaking down in tears. I'm so sorry for your loss 🙏🙏

  • Solthebat
    Solthebat Month ago +2

    My heart goes out to you. We may not know each other but know that I still weep with you for your loss. May your friends and family be there for each other in these painful times and find ways to honor the memory of your son.

  • GypsiRose
    GypsiRose Month ago +21

    To lose a loved one is a pain that no one can explain.. My condolences & prayers to your family may an overwhelming wave of love surround you & your family during this sorrowful time..💜🙏🏽🌹🙏🏽🌹🙏🏽🌹💜

    • Shirley Bridges
      Shirley Bridges Month ago

      I'm feeling your pain brother I lost my daughter from bone cancer and she left four children I have lost four sisters in the last few years I lost six family members from the vaccine blood clots God bless you and your family praying for you

  • Joe Ceasar
    Joe Ceasar 2 months ago +1901

    I don't know this pain of losing a child but my sincerest condolences 🙏🏾 to all who knew him. R.I.H. BRANDON SMILEY

    • I'm Not A Star
      I'm Not A Star Month ago

      @Cynthia gipson
      We are obviously the ONLY logical people here.
      I WILL NEVER understand how mature adults jump straight to social media after trauma has occurred. Its truly sickening and makes you wonder about their intentions...
      Social media is TRULY the mark of the beast!

    • Cynthia gipson
      Cynthia gipson Month ago +2

      He should of kept this very private cmon now ricky smiley

    • Jays Mommy
      Jays Mommy Month ago +1

      @Cynthia gipson he’s already famous he don’t need clout y’all need to stop smdh

    • Jays Mommy
      Jays Mommy Month ago

      @Sara Mill how dare you

    • A playa fr😎m tha Himalayas
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    As a father myself,I pray for you brother, I'm so sorry for your lost.

  • Mz. Qweet BW
    Mz. Qweet BW Month ago +7

    I'm sorry for your loss! I'm praying for your strength! I lost my son 11 years ago! You're never the same! 💔 R.I.P Brandon

  • J. W.
    J. W. Month ago +6

    We love you big dawg. Only the strongest soldiers are burdened by the most difficult task. No parent should have to bury their child but just know that it’s okay for you to step back from being the rock of your family and allow yourself time to grieve this heartache. All peace, comfort, and prayers going to you and your family.

  • LilRoc Nine
    LilRoc Nine Month ago +1

    Life comes atcha fast! Take your time and catch your breath. One day at a time. We love you man. R. I. P. Brandon.

  • Tamya Gravatt
    Tamya Gravatt Month ago +20

    Dear mother of God, so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and his mother as well as the entire family. Extremely heartbreaking 💔.

  • Edith's Grandbaby(Jess)
    Edith's Grandbaby(Jess) 2 months ago +224

    You can hear the pain in his voice despite him saying he is okay. May God bring you the comfort you need at this difficult time.

    • J cruz
      J cruz Month ago +3

      @Ladies First Im not gonna lie I thought the same thing at first, but as I kept paying attention to his tone an body language I can tell he's hurting for real.

    • JLD Reactions
      JLD Reactions Month ago +3

      @Ladies First Most time with grief the pain is so deep that you don't have tears. You feel numb or can't even think straight.

    • Edith's Grandbaby(Jess)
      Edith's Grandbaby(Jess) Month ago +5

      @TearsForFears right! And that's why I didn't even justify ladies first ignorance with a reply. Some people just say anything 🙄.

    • TearsForFears
      TearsForFears 2 months ago +4

      @Ladies First Nah, you can hear the pain in his voice. Obviously you haven't lost someone close to you yet - and your other two co-signers. When it happens to you - and it will happen if you live long enough. THEN you will recognize that vocal tone. Keep living.

    • Ladies First
      Ladies First 2 months ago +3

      Can you? Can you see it? He said he's ok. After all, he went live stream. I don't see any tears. He's a fake like I ALWAYS knew. 🙄

  • Vtivity Style
    Vtivity Style Month ago +1

    Ricky, my prayers are with you and the rest of Brandon's family. His mom , stepdad and siblings. I know that it's hard and I've been there in what I call a zombified state. We have you(those of us who are not only fans but fam), God has you and know that you don't have to have it all together, this is the time where our prayers and our ancestors, and God carry you and hold you up. May you find some peace and solace in God's grace and our prayers 💕💖 Much Love😘

  • Bubbalow7 Benny berry
    Bubbalow7 Benny berry Month ago +1

    I’m sorry for your loss Brother Ricky. My prayers are with you and your family man 🙏🏾 We don’t understand it when we lose someone. We just feel the hurt and the loss. But God is in control.

  • Paulette Williams
    Paulette Williams Month ago +1

    Mr. Smiley, I'm so sorry about the loss of your son... You and your family is in my prayers!🙏

  • Kathy Jones
    Kathy Jones Month ago +2

    I'm so very sorry for your loss of your son! Prayers to Brandon's mother, you, his child, and his siblings!! 🙏 Deepest condolences to you and your family! ❤️ 😪🙏 I lost my son Michael on November 19, 2012 ! It's the hardest thing you'll ever go through! 😪🙏

  • Tommy Owens
    Tommy Owens Month ago +1

    Can't even imagine what you're going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...stay strong my brother...

  • LooneyVR
    LooneyVR Month ago +171

    You can ever hear the stress and sadness in his voice when he says he’s okay. Its truly heartbreaking.

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      1C5 Month ago +2


  • Sandy Sundquist
    Sandy Sundquist Month ago +1

    Continued prayers for you all. May God comfort each and every one during this time of loss.

  • CaT S
    CaT S Month ago +1

    My whole heart really goes out to you. That was hard for you to say and we all understand. Deeply sorry for your family's loss.

  • Shanterial Kelley
    Shanterial Kelley Month ago +1

    Sorry about your loss Mr. Smiley 😭! You, your son's mother and the rest of y'all's family are in my prayers 🙏. Sending my love and deepest condolences to you all. May the good Lord continue to give you all strength in this time of sorrow and mourning..

  • Patti’s Southern Kitchen & More

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family and all of Brandon’s family.❤🙏🏾I am so sorry to hear this.

  • QuietRiot
    QuietRiot Month ago +1

    I had a really hard time watching him expressing his pain. I know how hard it is. You just want someone to listen even when it hurts so much to talk about a loss. Ricky, I lost my twin brother a few days before Christmas of 2020. I'm haunted by the last words I heard come from his mouth over the phone before the rescue squad picked him up. He went into a coma. After being in the hospital for several weeks, we got the call after midnight that he had passed away just hours after visiting him for the last time. I knew something was off that evening. I remember riding back home with my mother to her house. I said mom, I couldn't feel his energy. God had brought him home. It's been unbearably hard for me - even more so for my mom. She's lost 3 children in her lifetime. There are times that I question and wonder why God allowed so much pain to my family. We are Christians - are we destined to live this life with so many unfortunate events even with faith? That's the result of pain. Then I remember the story of Jesus when he wept on the cross and asked why. It will get better, brother. Some days will be worse than others, but talking about it with the people who loved your son will help you all heal together. 🙏

    • Andi Hardwick
      Andi Hardwick Month ago

      Amen! Praying for all the family 🙏❤️✝️🕊

  • Diamond Diva
    Diamond Diva 2 months ago +104

    I know your pain right now Ricky. My son passed away in February 2022 and it's a pain that will NEVER GO AWAY. He was my only child and I've been lost since. Prayers to YOU, your family and his friends for comfort and peace during this very difficult time 🕊😥❤️

    • Scorpio Cara
      Scorpio Cara 2 months ago +1

      @Shamar ~Shebrews & Bakes ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Scorpio Cara
      Scorpio Cara 2 months ago +2

      @Diamond Diva oh my Lance. I'm so sorry to hear that!!!!

    • Diamond Diva
      Diamond Diva 2 months ago +1

      @Nanette Matthews you are so absolutely correct. My world ended. I miss him so much. I just want to feel his hugs and hear his voice.

    • Diamond Diva
      Diamond Diva 2 months ago +1

      @Scorpio Cara he was 34. He passed away 11 days before his 35th birthday

    • Shamar ~Shebrews & Bakes
      Shamar ~Shebrews & Bakes 2 months ago +2

      My love is being sent. My eldest son would have been 30 this year. Will be 3 years this February as well. Sorry for this anniversary. Sorry for the pain.

  • Erica Maze
    Erica Maze Month ago +1

    Praying for you and your family! Don't apologize to us, we are so sorry for your loss! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Nikki Thomas
    Nikki Thomas Month ago +1

    Hi Rickey. You, Brenda, and all of Brandon’s family and friends have my sincere condolences. I just prayed for safe travels for everyone, as well as asked God to give you all the Strength to go through this sad and difficult process. It’s my hope and prayer that your sons soul is at peace and memories of him; his smile, his laugh, conversations you had with him, will bring you all comfort. As always, keep praying and stay close to God. 🙏🏾

  • Tiffani La'Nae
    Tiffani La'Nae Month ago +1

    I'm so sorry, Rickey! My heart goes out to you and your family. Keeping you and everyone in my thoughts and prayers. ❤🙏🏾

  • Y King
    Y King Month ago +1

    So sorry to hear about your loss. One of the hardest things to happen to a parent is to lose a child. Prayers for you and your family. May God give you strength.

  • Charyce Rushing
    Charyce Rushing Month ago +2

    My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.
    You are such a wonderful person, I hate to see that you have to bear so many burdens. May GOD bless you with love, comfort, and peace always. 🙏

  • Kaarisa Caridine
    Kaarisa Caridine 2 months ago +92

    My daughter just died on January 10th , my firstborn . I know how you feel, and my heart goes out to you. Totally unexpected... life will never be the same.

    • Jackie Crawford
      Jackie Crawford Month ago

      🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • R B
      R B 2 months ago

      I'm sorry for your loss.

    • Marjorie Coleman
      Marjorie Coleman 2 months ago

      Soo sorry, sending prayers and love to you. ❤❤❤

    • J.B.
      J.B. 2 months ago

      I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your child. If you do not mind me asking or if you do it's fine, what happened to her?

    • Kaarisa Caridine
      Kaarisa Caridine 2 months ago +1

      Thanks to everyone. Losing a child is no joke...

  • TtiRred954
    TtiRred954 Month ago +1

    Praying for you Rick, as a good inspiration to the black image and a relatable Christian our thoughts and prayers are withy you, hearts , minds everything; you will get through this as you help countless people get through their day to day struggles

  • Bubba Games
    Bubba Games Month ago +1

    Ricky, I’m praying for you. Sending love and comfort to you and your family, Brotha.

  • simsbri40
    simsbri40 Month ago +9

    You and your family are in our prayers, Ricky. May the love of Jesus keep and comfort you all.

  • Salty Sacks
    Salty Sacks Month ago +1

    Dear Lord, we pray for Mr Smiley and his family. Lord keep them in your hands and supply them with strength to get through this difficult time. We pray for Brandon, in hopes that he had already found his way to your house. We pray for the siblings that miss their brother. We pray for the mother and fathers who have lost their child unexpectedly. Lord shelter them in your love and cloth them in your strength. In God's name, we pray. Amen

  • Rose Burke
    Rose Burke Month ago +1

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • JRenee 🎤🎶
    JRenee 🎤🎶 2 months ago +50

    Oh, Dear Lord, please wrap Your Arms around Ricky and His family and give them the strength to make it through this🙌🏽🌹

  • Michael E. Derrick Jr.

    I'm so sorry for your loss Rickey! Much love and respect to you and your family. Prayers definitely going your way.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Mary Wszolek
    Mary Wszolek Month ago

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. There's nothing I can say to make you feel better right now. You and your family are in my prayers. Mother of an angel ❤ RIH Andrew Chase Wszolek 5/23/21 💙 27 forever ❤✌️

  • Robin's Nest
    Robin's Nest Month ago +1

    Oh my goodness, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Kameron Sterling
    Kameron Sterling Month ago

    Rip to your son. God bless you and your family and everyone dealing with the heart break

  • Judy B
    Judy B Month ago +1

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family! 🙏🏾

  • Myra Nelson
    Myra Nelson 2 months ago +187

    It’s okay to not be okay. Especially at a time like this. I pray the good memories of your son will get you through this difficult time.

    • Annette Mack
      Annette Mack 2 months ago

      So very sorry, My God. I immediately texted my daughter who I've been upset with for last 3 months and not spoken to. This is my reminder that life is too short. So sorry sir, prayers.

    • Devolve2Evolve
      Devolve2Evolve 2 months ago +6

      Well put… he’s probably in shock😭😔

    • Edith Critchlow
      Edith Critchlow 2 months ago +5

      Much Truth in this statement ❤️🙏🏾

    • chanel cash
      chanel cash 2 months ago +6

      Well Put ❤

  • cynthia torres
    cynthia torres Month ago +1

    So sorry for your loss! Many prayers going out to you and your family!!

  • Bree Leonard
    Bree Leonard Month ago

    I'm so sorry for the passing of your son. My condolences to you and the family of your son Brandon. 😢

  • Lucy Renée
    Lucy Renée Month ago

    Beautiful and very dear Ricky, I’m SO sorry to hear that your son, Brandon, has passed away.
    I/we love you, Rickey! ♥️
    Condolences to you and to Brenda, Storm and all of Brendon’s siblings and friends…any and everyone who knew and loved him. 💐
    RIP, precious and handsome Brandon. 🌹 🕊 🙏🏽 ♥️ 🕯

  • koolkid
    koolkid Month ago

    My sincere condolences to you, your son's mother and all who loved and knew him🙏🏿🙏🏿

  • HRH Jid'dah
    HRH Jid'dah Month ago +3

    Ricky... feel my hug... me and 3 daughters are wrapping our big and little arms around you. We love you. You're not okay... but you will be. You are loved by the whole world. Please accept our love into your hearts to comfort you and Brandon's mom, other dad, and siblings.

  • Lady Gem
    Lady Gem 2 months ago +78

    Ricky you always there for everyone. It’s time that everyone is there for you. My entire family is praying for yours. I am truly sorry for your loss 😢

    • Tiffany Cole
      Tiffany Cole 2 months ago +1

      I just said the same thing. He’s always there for everyone, I’m so sad this happened to him and his family. Lord Jesus!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Lisa Figueroa
    Lisa Figueroa Month ago

    I can't imagine the pain of losing a child may God be of comfort to u and his mother and his siblings may angels of protection descend all over you on that plane My condolences Rickey Smiley🥀

  • Ragin Germasian
    Ragin Germasian Month ago +3

    I couldn’t fathom losing a child. I have one grown child and a teenager. Much love to you my guy. Prayers always

  • Hikama.
    Hikama. Month ago

    My deepest condolences to you and the family. My bestie and I met Brandon in Columbus Ohio at the funnybone and let me tell you he was the funniest warmest most welcoming man ever. I sent her the selfie we took with him and we will cherish that moment for life. We are deeply sorry for your loss 😢

  • 👑Life With Alli Daily💜

    I'm so so sorry 😞😢
    My Family and I are coming up on the 1year mark of losing my Big sister. The oldest. And its been hard and my parents are definitely not ok. I know everyone grieves differently, but I PRAY you are leaning into it all and grieve aa well aa lament. In Jesus name! 🙏🏾😞💜

  • Annie Wilkins
    Annie Wilkins Month ago

    My deepest condolences for you, your family and definitely Brandon's mom, my goodness, such an unbearable pain. God bless you all. RIH Brandon Smiley. 🙏😢💔

  • Karen Collier
    Karen Collier 2 months ago +24

    Rickey it's ok not to be ok at this moment! We got you on our knees! ❤️

  • Life with the Dingles

    I am so sorry for your loss. I could not imagine the pain that you and your family feels. May God be a pillar for you all to lean on and give you all peace and comfort.

  • Samantha Mari
    Samantha Mari Month ago

    You will all be back with him one day forever ❤ he'll visit you in your dreams ✨ his spirit is still with all of you ❤ I love you guys so much, always remember how beautiful paradise is 🙏

  • Wanda Pierce
    Wanda Pierce Month ago

    My ❤️ my deepest condolences 🙏 goes out to everyone in this young man's family

  • Vivian Butler
    Vivian Butler Month ago

    I am indeed for you and your entire family! I feel your pain, Brother!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Mary Williams
    Mary Williams Month ago +2

    I will remember you , you beloved son and all of your family for this devastation. I’m so sorry y’all have to bear such pain♥️♥️

  • Jacqueline High
    Jacqueline High Month ago +58

    I buried my son 20 years ago. I know you’re not ok. I’m praying for your strength in God. Rickey take one moment at a time. Much love to you all. I’m so so sorry

  • Future Find
    Future Find Month ago

    I'm so so sorry brother. 😞 I don't even like to imagine the pain of losing a child. I have a daughter, and I could only pray to GOD that I would have the strength to move on. I can tell you are in a state of pure confusion, but you're an inspiration. I pray that your whole family receives all the love and support you all need at this heart-wrenching time. May ALLAH (GOD) bless the spirt of your son. 🤲🏾🙏🏾

  • PamelaJon'Tae Monroe

    So sorry for your loss! We often dehumanize celebrities. You are real people to! I pray for your entire family and friends during this time. My heart breaks for you all.

  • Traquan Peterson
    Traquan Peterson Month ago

    I'm sorry your loss Ricky. You are not okay, I can hear it in your voice. God got you and your family in his arms. It's alright to cry. Let all your pain out but please don't do nothing crazy. We love you and we are here to support you. You are always there for us but it's time for the people to be there for you and your family. Wish I could sit and talk with you to see how you actually feeling. Keep your head high and keep loving. God loves everyone and he will help to and your family get through. I'm SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND LOVE YOU MAN 💯🙏🏽

  • Ka Ren Steele
    Ka Ren Steele Month ago

    My thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to you and all of your family and all of Brandon's family. May Brandon rest in peace In the arms of our Creator God.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️

  • NewEngland BettyBoop

    My Prayers & Deepest Condolences Are With You & Your Family 🙏🏼✨️🙌🏽 May He Rest In Peace

  • MrAveryBrown
    MrAveryBrown 2 months ago +128

    For every laugh you've provided us over these last 20 years Rickey, I'm praying that you receive all of that back-- in the currency of LOVE. We love you, Rickey. And, praying for peace and intentional strength to you all, too. 💛

  • Sheila F
    Sheila F Month ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in shock right now, I'm sure, and the real grieving will start at some point. Though you are strong, one can never prepare for a loss like this.

  • Darlene Ray
    Darlene Ray Month ago +1

    I am so sorry to hear that may God give you that peace that only he could give you my condolences and prayers are with you! 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Theressa Murphy
    Theressa Murphy Month ago +2

    Lots of warm loving healing hugs from North Carolina. My parents went through losing my brother who was 20 years old. I am so sorry, Sir

  • LunaLaLove333
    LunaLaLove333 Month ago

    💜💜💜 my heart goes out to you😭😭😭 attending my brothers funeral with my parents was one of the most surreal experiences that still doesn't feel real sometimes.
    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Much Love and Light to You and Yours 💜💜💜

  • Omo Karo O ji ire
    Omo Karo O ji ire Month ago

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. May The Most High send you and your family the Great Comforter!!!

  • Da'VonnatheLady
    Da'VonnatheLady 2 months ago +69

    This brotha has suffered a lot of loss in the last few years. I remember when the football player was killed by his teammate and Ricky knew the player and his mother. He spoke of her pain and couldn't imagine what she was going through as a parent. Now its his turn and I hope the people in his life can take care of him the way he takes care of everyone else.

  • John Scott
    John Scott Month ago

    Love and prayers for you and your family, dear brother. 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Diana Williams
    Diana Williams Month ago

    May God comfort and uphold you and your family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. 🙏🏽💔

  • Diplorable broad
    Diplorable broad Month ago

    I have no idea who you are, or why you were on my recommended, but I just want to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. May your son rest in peace, Sir. ❤

  • C Couch
    C Couch Month ago +2

    Man that's deep. No parent should have to bury a child. I can't even imagine losing my daughter. Makes me really sad to even think of the feeling or emotions. Praying for you and his mother and the family and friends effected by this passing.

  • Rebecca Singletary
    Rebecca Singletary Month ago

    I'm sending my Condolences to you and your families, RIP Brandon.

    COMMENT 2 months ago +62

    The strength of this man is impeccable. Taking time out of his day to give us the news before it's spread all over and given to us all types of ways. So sad to hear

  • Paulette
    Paulette Month ago

    Continue praying for you, Ricky. Brenda, all of Brandon siblings and the entire family 🙏🏽🙏🏽 in the days, weeks, months, years, and birthdays to come, may God comfort, strengthen, and keep you all. Sorry about the passing of your son.

  • Noreen Donofrio
    Noreen Donofrio Month ago

    I am so so very sorry to hear your terrible news. So very sorry for your loss😢 It breaks my heart. I lost my daughter in 2017 to a drug overdose and have never been the same. I pray for his Mom … it is the deepest of pain anyone can endure. My heart breaks for you all. 🙏🙏🙏
    I couldn’t think straight for over a year. Prayers hugs and lots of love to your family.
    If Brenda ever wants to talk, scream, cry, curse or pray please… I am here for her. I know. Unless you have lost a child yourself you couldn’t possibly know the depths of this pain.
    My deepest condolences 🙏🙏🙏💜💔💜🙏
    Noreen Brownlee D’Onofrio 💜

  • Sandy Akins
    Sandy Akins Month ago +4

    My condolences prayers to you all! RIP beloved Brandon

  • Stephanie Frazier
    Stephanie Frazier Month ago

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during your hour of bereavement, may the Lord comfort and strengthen you all🙏🏽

  • Robin Dixon-Rice
    Robin Dixon-Rice Month ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family!

  • Chris G She:Her
    Chris G She:Her 2 months ago +61

    Omg!! I’m from Birmingham and I went to Alabama State with Brandon.. I shared many laughs with him and have great memories of Brandon. I’m praying for you and your family’s strength, clarity, and peace during this time. Brandon was such a great beacon of light 🙏🏾💔🥺🐝

  • Michael Jarrett
    Michael Jarrett Month ago

    Man I'm so sorry for your loss I'm definitely praying for y'all 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline Month ago

    My God, My deepest condolences to you and your family during your lost 🙏🏽😢🕊

  • Debra Amerson
    Debra Amerson Month ago

    Rickey Smiley, my heart goes out to you deeply I lost a loved one a few days ago as well as a son many years ago. My prayers will go up and I suggest that you find a quiet place to speak with God and draw your strength from him. It’s okay to cry and let it out!
    God bless you and your family.
    Much love 💕

  • Diane Green
    Diane Green Month ago

    Sending prayers to you and all the family. So so sorry for your loss. Lord keep them safe during this time

  • Karen Stewart
    Karen Stewart Month ago

    You and your family has my deepest condolences and prayers 🙏🏾 ❤️

  • Subzero
    Subzero 2 months ago +48

    No parent should ever bury their child. Prayers to you Rickey.

    • Sarah Jane
      Sarah Jane 2 months ago

      That’s right 💯🙏🏻

  • hdezines
    hdezines Month ago

    Praying for you and your family♡
    I cannot even comprehend the feeling of losing my son. It would be a deep hurt in your body & soul that will never be replaced by anyone else. Love to you.

  • Star Trinity
    Star Trinity Month ago

    Sending you love and light during this time in your life, a loss is a tragic change in our lives, I will be praying for the family Mr. Smiley, much love ❤️

  • Jessica Arnold
    Jessica Arnold Month ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family! I've lost a lot of people but never a child! My heart goes out to you and your family! God bless you all!🙏😥