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Deondrea M. Brand

October 17, 1984 — February 8, 2023

Kansas City, Kansas

Deondrea M. Brand


Deondrea Monique Brand, was born October 17, 1984, in Kansas City, Kansas to   Andrew Lee and Martha Brand. She was raised by her loving parents, Andrew and Maryann Lee of Parkville, Missouri. As a child, God gave Deondrea a great love for people and a desire to help others.

Deondrea attended Parkville South High School where she worked part-time for Pizza Hut and began going to school, working as a Nurse’s Aide in Riverside, Missouri. She graduated high school, class of 2003, and went on to pursue her dream of being a Certified Nurses’ Aide.

Deondrea was so active and loved life, she truly embraced it! She loved to sing, and dance; she was filled with life and love! Ne Ne had a heart of gold and a beautiful spirit. One of the things that stood-out in Ne Ne was her great respect for people. She was a very compassionate person who loved everyone she met.

Ne Ne was a shining star, a light! She accepted people just the way they were. One of her favorite colors was purple, the color of royalty. Ne Ne loved to eat! One of her favorite foods was some beans and cornbread, something most of us love. She  also loved clothes and shopping. She loved life and if the family was having anything, chances were, you would see NE NE! It is said to know someone is to love them. To love Ne Ne was to know her, and we are present here today because we do know Ne Ne and we do love her, and will miss her sweet personality, kind heart, and  beautiful Smile. NE NE will be greatly missed!

Ne Ne transitioned to glory on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Her brother, William Shepherd; grandparents, Charles & Bessie Sanders, and R V & Adella Lee; aunts, Delois Humphrey, Francis Jenkins, Stephanie Sanders; uncles, Arthur Montgomery, Clarence Carter, Denorvell Davis, Donald Brown, Julius Sipes;

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Pete and Mary Lee; biological mother, Martha Brand; brothers, Preston Carter, and Robert Shepherd, all of Kansas City, MO; sister, Marla (Loren) Perkins, Atlanta, GA, and Devin Brand, Kansas City, MO; aunts, Junita (Vernon) Coates, Joyce Brown, Brenda Nugent,  Linda (Billy) Carter, Patricia Ann Haslem, and Betty Montgomery, all of Kansas City, MO, Rosey (Gerald) Mason, San Diego, CA, Yvonne Lee, Bessie Davis, Carla Sanders, all of Kansas City, MO; uncles, Lloyd “Pokey” (Carol) Lee, Fredrick Nugent, Walter Haslem, Gerald Sanders, Charles (Ronda) Sanders, Michael Sanders; high school best friends, Candance and Misha: friends like-sisters, Missy Duffield, and Corrisa Wilson, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2023

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

Services will begin at 11 A.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st. KCMO 64127


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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services LLC

2800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Funeral Services will be held on Tueday February 20, 2023, visitation will be held from 10 A.M. - 11 A.M. with the services beginning at 11 A.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st., KCMO 64127.
Internment: Forest Hill Cemetery

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