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June 21, 2015
Brandon ..today feels like it did two years ago...hard to breathe...numb...I love you son more than the existence of time....6/32/2013 the day we had to say goodbye to a most precious son.brother.uncle.cousin.friend
June 19, 2015
Brandon-

You are still in my thoughts, I will never forget you.. I will forever hold all our great memories.
June 18, 2015
Missing U and Major. Your family keeps your memory alive every single day with pictures and posts and I love seeing them. Your both greatly missed. ❤❤
June 17, 2015
June 17....today is the two year anniversary of this nightmare I can't wake from...Major. your Beloved canine...companion..His heart beat for the last time on this day....and you were put on life support....it feels like it just happened and never gets any easier....I love u both forever........mom
January 04, 2015
Brandon you and Major touched the lives of everyone you met. You are loved by many and the kind of man you were will assure your legacy will continue. <3
January 01, 2015
2015....Another year without you and Major...my only new year wish is that you both were here with us...Forever lost without you my son.....
January 01, 2015
Sending hugs to you and Major...watching for your signs ......
December 27, 2014
Miss and love you more than you will ever know. Still feels like I'm living a horrible nightmare. Hope you and Major had a Merry Christmas in heaven. You both will be forever with me in my heart. Not a day goes by that i don't think of you both.

Love you always and forever your big sis Athena...
December 26, 2014
Well sweet boy we miss you and love you and think about all the time. I know you are watching over all of us, I bet your cowboy wings are awesome just like your smile much love and hugs love you xoxo Aunt Debbie
December 25, 2014
Dec.25,2014...second one without you and Major ....Very sad...miss u both so much...I know you are with me...but...I so wish I had you here ....I love you beyond words....heartbroken.the loss to huge ...it cannot even be imagined. Or explained....only by experience ..can you know such pain.. Mom
November 27, 2014
Another holiday without you. Missing you so much. As time goes on it just gets harder and harder. Life will never be same without you. Love you so much.
November 27, 2014
Nov.27 2014 Thanksgiving Day...second one without you with us here...I am so heart broken....holidays are so hard...love you forever son...please give Major a hug for us.....we are sending many..My only wish is that you both were still here with us....please send a sigh today ...I will see it...you are always in my heart and thoughts....forever..Luv u lots!!!
October 12, 2014
Missin you B....I can't wait to see you again. With faith through Jesus Christ our Lord, God promised that we will see our loved ones again. So I wait patiently for that day we reunite. Love you bro. See you soon....

1Thessalonians 4:14-18
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words

Ps. Brody and his son Rosscoe are gettin big. Lol.
October 12, 2014
Missing u and Major...so very much!!!!
October 05, 2014
Need to hear your laugh....it always warmed my heart.....missing you and Major so much.......you are both loved by many.....
October 05, 2014
Luv u lots!!! MOM
September 29, 2014
Brandon, I feel the grieving that your Mom feels....I hope you can find a way to give her comfort ....I know how much she loves you and love is forever... I hope she finds the music she lost with you...
Love you JoAnn
September 29, 2014
My life is forever changed without you. Love and miss you forever. What I wouldnt give to talk to you. Have another one of your hugs. Love your big sis.. xoxxo
September 28, 2014
Happy birthday Brandon! We love you and miss you so much. . Life isn't the same without you....??
September 28, 2014
Lighting another candle for you ...on your Birthday.....Luv u lots......Mom....
September 28, 2014
Today marks your 34th birthday....second one without you....Thinking of you....missing you.....love you so very much son.....heartbroken.......
August 10, 2014
Another candle for you son....I know you love candles.....
August 10, 2014
Having very hard day's without you....miss your laugh.....it always made me smile ....was like a warm glow every time I heard that wonderful sound.....your smile and beautiful eyes...to me were like a hug...your hugs were very. Meaningful...I love and miss u beyond any words that can be written ....spoken....or even thought....I just MISS...YOU !!!!!! I SIGN YOU NAME ON ALL CARDS....GRADUATION.CARDS I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.....Athena..Derek...Brandon....my beautiful children. I love you all very much....Brandon you are with us always..we wish you were here with us...in physical world....please sends us one of your laughs....and some of your hugs please....I know you have been.....have felt them......love you so very much. ..your family...mom...Athena....Derek....Ty.Randy..Kylie...give Major a big hug from all of us....we love and miss him terribly too
July 26, 2014
Always a light burning bright for you Brandon....luv u lots! SON.....MISS U AND MAJOR...Heartbroken....lost..
July 25, 2014
Missing you B....Major's a grandpa now. Lol. Tell him he's missed too. Love you boys talk to you soon...
July 25, 2014
You are and always will be greatly missed Brandon. We will never forget you and your kind heart and awesome smile!
July 20, 2014
JoAnn, I feel the sadness you feel every minute of every day.... Love you dear friend.... Someday you will see him again....
July 20, 2014
Well my sweet boy this might be the last time I will be able to write to you, so wanted to tell you that we think about you all the time, wishing you love an peace. And doing my best to help mom she misses you so much, but I know you are at peace and that you look down with love and peace on us even though we would love to have back here with us.We love you my sweet boy always and forever. xoxox Auntie Debbie God Bless.
July 20, 2014
Miss u my brother can believe a year has passed. you stay strong in my heart ill never forget you and will keep your name alive as long as i live. its hard to find a person like you, you were one of my best friend, a brother to me. im sure your havin a blast in heaven no more pain! Love you bro rest well
July 20, 2014
Your grannies(as you called her....also passed from her earthbound body) I'm sure she is with you ....chasing you...because she did not like to be called GRANNIE!!!
July 20, 2014
A year has passed.....heartbroken....still can't breathe.....my life has forever changed....haven't been able to figure out how to go on without your beautiful heart and spirit...just going through the days as if in a bad dream I can't wake up from...You and Major are so loved a.d missed by many....I do know that heaven does know what they have since you arrived......we will see each other again....take care of major....and I know you are around us.....many signs u have left...for those who look beyond and see ...continue...I will be watching.....Forever...your Mother........
June 21, 2014
Today marks one year since this world lost an amazing man! It still feels like it's a dream that you are not here anymore but I know you are always looking down on us all. Brandon you held a special place in my heart and I will never forget you.. I hope you are smiling while reading this because you know it's so true! I still think of all the good times we had!! I love you B! Gone but never forgotten!
April 21, 2014
Brandon you are missed very much and you touched so many lives in the short time you were here. Thank you for your kindness and respect you showed for me and my boy, neither of us you had ever met. I know now how hard it was for you to be there. HUGSSSSS It mattered to me that you came with your mom and brother. Im sad you had to leave. Look for my Bobby you will like each other. Much love sent your way and to your family.
April 20, 2014
I miss you B. Not a day goes by that I dont think about you. I miss your personality, your big heart, and definitely your cooking. Lol. You always had a great attitude every time we got together, even when you didn't feel good. Id be selfish to say I wish you could come back cuz I kno your the happiest you've ever been. But I love n miss you always. Happy Easter brother. Never goodbye, just ill see you later....
April 20, 2014
SON...a candle for your Grandparents...Jose and Belia (Galindo) Maldonado and your Aunt Elva Galindo..this Easter sunday,who have also passed.give them hugs for all of us....gone but never forgotton.luv u ..your MOM
April 20, 2014
Brandon Maldonado/..Bernadine Downum Bristow.(Grandmother)....Alvin Bristow.(Grandpa).Richard Fowler..(Uncle)Joshua Merrell(Cousin).Kenneth Merrell.(cousin)Buzzy Merrell(uncle)Cory Longacre .. Major and Kali..Capone.. beloved pets that have passed..sending you a candle on this Easter Sunday 2014.so much love sent your way...these are a few of your relatives and beloved pets that have passed...hug them all for us.Love you forever SON (Brandon}....your MOM
April 20, 2014
Brandon....life is forever changed without you...having to go through your birthday...and all holidays without you is so hard and truly like a bad dream..today is Easter...4/20/2014..tomarrow 4/21/2014.Ten months since you left us and it seems like it just happened...I love and miss you beyond words...you were truly that mystic pot of gold you never find at the end of the rainbow...that has no end....Never Forget Me ..one of your favorite songs amoung thousands.....we will never forget you...or your Music.I hope you and Major...(my amazing American Pitt Grandson) are together and Fishing...He also will never be forgotton...His son Brody.AKA White Boy...is going to be a dad soon...I know you are excited...as you were when Majors pups were born...Forever with me you and Major will be......love you LOTS....MOM
February 22, 2014
Love you Brandon!
January 06, 2014
Sitting here thinkin bout you. Love and miss you Brandon!!!! -ness
October 06, 2013
Brandon,
I remember the last time we were hinging out it was feb 4 2013 n we were laying in ur bed watching movies n laughing n laughing. U n I have been friends for a very long time. I mean the world to me n will alway mean the world to me n have a special place in my heart.
September 28, 2013
Happy birthday brandon i love you so much you are one man who will never be forgotten
September 28, 2013
Brandon-
I just want to wish u a Happy Birthday and to remind u that not a day goes by where I don't think of u! I wish I was texting u and wishing u a happy birthday but I know ur smiling down and u will be feeling all the love! you may be gone but u are not forgotten!! Happy Birthday!!
September 21, 2013
You are truely missed and loved beyond belief.
September 17, 2013
Today is your DADS birthday...we were all thinking of you this morning...missing your random phone calls.. your text..an your voice of course..hope you loved your service from father lupe...it was so dope..music..blessing of your urn..an jus the spirit in the church ...we all love an miss you dearly...we talk about you on the daily to keep the memories alive. ..love you
September 17, 2013
yesterday was your grandpa Alvin Bristow's birthday Sept.16th missing u more and more everyday.....luv u lots
September 17, 2013
luv u lots....mom this is how i signed notes i left .u...leaving u this candle Brandon..miss u beyond words...LUV U LOTS....MOM
August 12, 2013
A day doesn't go by that I don't think of u and miss u!! U were such a special person and I will never forget u!!
August 01, 2013
Brandon,
As you know there is so many people who are missing you so much. I miss your funny personality and your loving heart. The world to day is missing a wonderful man.
It can be so hard to face the first year without you, but the love of family and friends will carry your memory for ever! Guide us, Watch over us. Knowing you are always with us! <3
August 01, 2013
you are forever a bright light in our lives....love and miss you beyond words...
August 01, 2013
I miss you more and more everyday. Its hard to see me living life happy when i can no longer see your smile or talk to you like we used to. You had so much talent that nobody will ever know. From cooking, to barbering, to producing music you now inspire me to be better and I now live for you B....."Brilliabt Minds" forever......

(A short poem i wrote for brandon)

I wake in the morning the best way i kno how
Thank God for everything and put on a smile

But today all I could do is just thank em and bow
Cuz I can't seem to b happy without u around

I think bout the good times And things we shared
like bbq's, cold brews, and you fading my hair.

And how could I forget all the time we shared. When all my friends were blowing in the wind you were right there.

Sometimes I close my eyes just to b where you're at
But when I open em your gone and the pains right. back.

I wish I could of told u how I felt without pride
How I loved you like a brother with everything inside.

Now all I have is memories I pray ill never forget
Plus the time that I wasted Fillin me with regret.

Ill always keep you in my heart for always being a friend and I'ma always ride for you until I see you again.

I will always live for YOU until I see you again......-Majezte
July 31, 2013
I met Brandon one summer when we where about 14 or 15 years old. We hit it off instantly since he was so kind hearted, easy going, and ALWAYS such a gentleman.

Although we hadn't seen or spoken to each other since being teens, throughout the years he managed to leave a forever stamp in my mind of his wonderful smile and all the good times we had. Even in my 30's, those memories randomly appear and always bring a smile to my face that brightens my day. Not sure how we
lost contact, but in only a short time he left such positive memories that I will continue to cherish. I am thankful that I was fortunate enough to have crossed paths with Brandon.

My most sincerest condolences go out to Brandon's family, friends, and loved ones. May the memories that you shared with him help ease your pain. Brandon was truly a gem!
July 15, 2013
To all Brandon's family and friends, our deepest heartfelt prayers for strength to you all. As time goes on he will be remembered with tears of joy instead of sorrow as you walk down memory lane together. To us he will forever be our little boy lost!
July 14, 2013
I miss and love you so much my sweet baby brother. I know your watching over us all. I don't think this void in my heart will ever be filled. Your memories will forever be with me. Til we meet again.
July 13, 2013
Brandon has a big lovng heart and he is so handsone.Brandon we love you and miss you but you will always be in our hearts. I want to thank you dear God for letting us be a big part of my sweet nephew Brandons life we will chaise this forever. we love you and I will see you later. Thank you Jesus Amen. Aunt Reba
July 12, 2013
Brandon, you left us suddenly but one day we will meet again. I love you more then words can express..missing your crazy texts..may you rest in peace..your sis emily
July 12, 2013
It breaks my heart knowing I won't get my random conversations with you or see that bright smile. I'm so glad you were brought into my life and will cherish every memory. Keep shining bright up there friend?
July 12, 2013
This is a Bad Dream that I need to wake up from... this doesn't seem real too me... I call your phone but you don't answer... I text you but you never text back. I Love you little brother and I'm never going to be the same without you....
July 12, 2013
Miss you.. This brakes my hart that I can never talk to you again..... I love you and I will never let your memory fade away
July 11, 2013
Brandon I miss seeing your face around here and hearing your voice almost everyday... I miss you dearly and I now know that you are finally at peace and in a better place... Much Love handsum..
July 10, 2013
I'll always keep you close to my heart cousin. It's just not the same without you. you are loved so much and will never be forgotten. Until we meet again. Hope you are resting peacefully B. I love you. I miss you more and more everyday.
July 10, 2013
I still can't believe you are gone, my heart aches for you and your family. You will forever be in our hearts and never be forgotten.. May you rest in peace Brandon
July 08, 2013
My beautiful nephew. Until we meet again... Rest in peace sweetheart.
July 08, 2013
We lived on the same street but, never got a chance to meet u .. But, from what I seen u was a good guy with a nice smile !! REST IN PARADISE !!
July 07, 2013
May God help and bless your family in this very sad time. You were an amazing young man and will truly be missed.
July 06, 2013
May you find peace and comfort in the loving light and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. And may everyone remember how much your loving and protecting presence made them feel safe and loved. Until we are all together again, Rochelle and i will miss you my friend.
July 06, 2013
R.I.P. Brandon ...
July 06, 2013
I love and miss you so much little bro. I'm thankful for our memories. I can't even begin to imagine my life without you. You were loved by so many people. Your smile lit up the room. You will be forever in my heart. I love you!!

Love your big sis
July 05, 2013
You left too soon. May you rest in peace. Love and strength to your family. I respected you for coming out to see me when I needed you most. Thank you so very much.
July 05, 2013
words can not express how much I love and miss you,living without the sound of your voice and laughter is unbearable..and knowing that I will never see that beautiful smile again ,except in pictures.unbearable..feeling like I'm in a bad dream...love you forever my sweet..sweet son
July 05, 2013
I'm going to miss you dearly my friend my heart aches for the family. He was like no other one of a kind the smile that could light up a room.
July 05, 2013
Missing you Brando. So happy that I was lucky enough to get to know you. You are missed by many and thought of every single day. <3
July 05, 2013
This is for you and Major it will always burn in our hearts. We love an will never forget RIP Brandon
July 05, 2013
We love my sweet boy, You will for ever be in our hearts RIP Brandon
July 05, 2013
RIP Brandon...You were a bright light in our dark world...Be at peace young man....xoxox
July 05, 2013
July 05, 2013
Our deepest condolences on behalf of the Calderon family.
July 05, 2013
I love you kuzo you will be greatly missed my heart aches knowing your not here
July 04, 2013
May the love of family and friends help you through this very sad time.
July 04, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
July 04, 2013
Brandon you will be forever missed.RIP and prayers to your family.
July 04, 2013
Dear Family . So sorry for your loss. It can not be a sadder time . May God Bless Brandon and all his family. Love to you all Pat
July 04, 2013
Brandon you will always be in our hearts sweet boy, we love you, RIP Brandon.
July 05, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
July 02, 2013
BrandonI still can't believe you are gone, my heart aches very much!! I will never forget you and I will always treasure our time spent together and the laughs we have shared! I miss you dearly, you are loved by many and will never be forgotten! May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family
July 02, 2013
This is a tragedy that will not soon be forgotten. May his sould forever rest in peace. Lord knows, him and his larger than life smile will be missed!! My condolences to his family and loved ones!!
July 02, 2013
I love and miss you so much little brother. I cant even imagine how my life is going to be without you. You will always be in my heart. I love you forever and a day!!
June 26, 2013
Prayers, love and open arms to the entire family. Brandon, be free young man, another guardian angel has been created... love you all
June 25, 2013
God bless you brandon, may you find peace, you will be missed.
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