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Brian Brannan

June 17, 1980 — November 4, 2023

Brian Christopher Brannan, son of Phyllis Cavanaugh and Michael Colón, was born on June 17, 1980, in Hialeah, Florida at Hialeah High Hospital. He was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, and attended the public schools of Polk County, where he achieved his diploma at Lake Region High School. He professed his faith in Jesus Christ our Lord at an early age and proceeded to reconnect and continue his relationship with the Father later in life. His faith was held close to his heart as the Lord sealed his heart with the Holy Spirit and made his name to be read in the Book of Life.

He met Melissa Potts in 2001 and was united in a covenantal relationship on June 10, 2010, until 2016. Their Union was blessed with three children, Tyler, Anthony, and Alexander. Along with his previous partner, they bared his eldest son, Joshua Brannan whom he loved dearly and looked to bless them all and to be united with them in his life.

Brian was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed working in carpentry and various trades that matched his hard-working mindset. His infectious laugh and comical soul always knew how to be joyful and high in spirits which could be seen by many. His life was always dedicated to serving his children and finding peace in his relationship with them. He departed this life Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Carbondale, Illinois, where he spent his recent years and was loved dearly by friends and members of the community. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Michelle Ann Brannan, and nephews, Damion and Hunter Day, Grandfathers, Raymond Andrew Davis and Luis Filipe Colón, Father in Law, Billy Joe Kent, Uncle, Gary Allen Davis, and his aunt, Trudy Ann Markland.

He desired to be humble before the Lord. Through his faith he will be risen with Christ our King from the ashes, for until then he will be cherished and loved by his children: Joshua Brannan, Tyler Brannan, Anthony Brannan, Alexander Brannan; Parents, Phyllis Cavanaugh, and Michael Luis Colón Sr.; Brothers, Brennan Nelson, Michael Luis Colón, and Michael Genaro Colón; Sisters, Jennifer Brannan, Erika Long, Noelle Colón, and Melanie Colón; and loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of long-time friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Meredith Funeral Home with the Rev. John Annable officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 12:00 pm until the time of the service.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Brian, visit

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