Brandon Mykal Challis, 24 years of Bryan, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, November 16, 2021,
in the emergency room of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. Brandon was born
September 5, 1997, in Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of Lisa Challis. He was a graduate of
Dixie Learning Academy, Old Town, Florida. Brandon helped his stepfather, Matt Keck with his
lawn service, enjoying every minute he was out with Matt. Brandon had a love for Monster
Truck Shows, WWE Wrestling, John Cena was his favorite wrestler, and hanging out with his
family and friends. Brandon enjoyed attending Light Up Ocala and the Rodeo with his Mawmaw,
participated in the Marion County Chapter of the Florida Special Olympics, receiving several
awards and recognitions. He loved his Aunt Sarah and cousins/brothers, Andrew and Jacob.
Surviving is his mother and stepfather, Lisa (Matthew) Keck of Bryan; two sisters, Moranda
Challis of Charles Town, West Virginia and Arianna Challis of Bryan, Ohio; grandfather, Daniel
Challis of Citra, Florida; grandmother, Terri Burgess of Cape Coral, Florida; three aunts, Sarah
(Daniel) Albright of Citra, Florida, Teresa (Michael) Baird of Borden, Indiana and Amanda
“Mimi” Challis of Fort McCoy, Florida; five uncles, Brian (Erin) Simmons of Salem, Indiana,
Robert Simmons Jr., Astor, Florida, Garis Challis of Citra, Florida, Warren (Amber) Zock of
Ocala, Florida and Mark Grunert of Kentucky; one niece, Rylee Moore of Charles Town, West
Virginia and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brenda Simmons
and Robert Simmons Sr.; and one uncle, Mitchell Grunert.
Memorial services for Brandon Mykal Challis will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday December 5,
2021, at Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Road, Anthony, Florida 32167 with a
reception immediately following at the Anthony Women’s Center/Anthony Community Park,
21200 NE 95 th Street, Anthony, Florida 32167.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are
asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Peopleworks, 3440 County Road 9, Bryan,
Ohio 43506 or to the Florida Special Olympics.
Condolences may be sent to the family or memories may be shared at www.oberlinturnbull.com