Brandon Seals

Brandon Seals Obituary

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Age - 29

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September 11, 2023

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Dillon, SC

LATTA Brandon Michael Seals, 29, died, Saturday, September 9, 2023 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Memorial services will be held 4:00 P. M. Friday, September 15, 2023 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Born in Marion, SC, July 13, 1994, he was the son of Michael Aaron Seals and Julie Marie Goodwin Daniels. He was the owner and operator of Seals Body Shop. Survivors include his mother, Julie Daniels (Lonnie) of Hamer; father, Michael Seals of Latta; fiance, Jennifer Scott & her children, Isabelle Trejo & Carlos Trejo, Jr. all of Latta; sisters, Jennifer Allen (Anthony) of Dillon and Crystal Seals of Hamer; step brothers, Jaden Daniels (Christy) of Tabor City, NC, Trey Daniels of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Keith Daniels (Beth) of Little River, SC; maternal grandparents, Betty & Gene Hayes of Dillon; aunts & uncles, Beverly Brogden (Brian) of Wilmington, NC, Shannon Ward (Joey) Fayetteville, NC, David Seals (Elizabeth) of Latta, Greg Seals (Lana) of Latta, & Terry Gaddy Tuscumbia, AL; special cousin, Valerie Martin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones. Brandon was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Valerie & Aaron Seals, maternal grandparents, Victor Gaddy, Sr. & Mary Ann Gaddy, Ruby Brown & Lamar Brown, & Paul Goodwin; uncles, Victor Gaddy, Jr. & Russell Gaddy.

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