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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Brandon's family and friends at this difficult time. God Bless and take care of each other. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rodger & Susan Leask - MI

“Bro as time goes on I know in my heart that there will never be another one like you. B I miss you so much already make sure to smile down on us from...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Justin & Tahnee Parker - MI

“Alecia Lynn, Shay and Mike, Firends and Family of Brandon: I'm so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could take away your pain. Just know that I am...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Susie Titus-Waterman - MI

“Brandon, My Love....From the moment you walked into my life,you captured my heart. You are my person,and my heart is breaking without you. You have...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Alecia Lynn - Battle Creek, MI

“Brandon , I'm so heartbroken over this, it has hit me very hard. I will forever miss you , I'm praying for strength for your mamma and Alecia . I...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Shay Flores - Battle Creek, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Bronkhorst - Portland, TN

“My sincere condolences and prayers to Brandon's family his friends, and for my daughter Alecia Lynn. My connection with Brandon showed me he was a...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Kurtzman - Battle Creek, MI

“My sincere condolences and prayers to Brandon's family his friends, and for my daughter Alecia Lynn. My connection with Brandon showed me he was a...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Kurtzman - Battle Creek, MI

“Brandon its hard to believe that I will never speak to you again or be able to sit with you again and have you give me some of the best advice that I...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Amanda Hawley - Battle Creek, MI


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Brandon Richard Burge, age 34, of Battle Creek unexpectedly passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born in Battle Creek on January 20, 1983 and attended Harper Creek Schools and played football on the Harper Creek High School football team.

Brandon was sadly preceded in death by his little brother, Billy Travis Burge on May 30, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lillie Lou Pierce and Georgia Donovan; his uncle, Allen Burge; and his great-grandmother, Helen Bird. Brandon is survived by his parents, Barbara and Larry Donovan; his son, Austin Crawford; his girlfriend, Alecia Lynn; his sister-in-law, Tahnee Burge; his grandparents, Richard and Cheryl Pierce, Grandpa Donovan, Richard and Natala Logan, and Kay Jacobs; his second cousin, Jackson that he never got to see; and close friends who were more like brothers, Chad May, Shay & Mike Flores and Justin Parker. He also leaves behind a lot of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Brandon truly enjoyed playing football while at Harper Creek and now playing fantasy football, and was an avid Detroit Lions fan. Brandon had a huge heart and loved spending time with his family & friends, but especially his son, Austin and his nieces, Baylee and Kylee Burge. Brandon truly "Loved Life" and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services to celebrate Brandon's life will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will continue the celebration of Brandon's life with a gathering at the P.N.A. Club immediately following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making donations to the family c/o Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.