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Brandi L. Kendall passed away on August 3, 2019. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled for 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 61 years at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Sunset Church of Christ.
Addison and Joyce (Harkins) Kendall gave birth to Brandi Lee Kendall on August 8, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He and his siblings, Dane Kendall and Kathy Kendall Carter, were raised in a loving Christian home. He went to high school in Alief, Texas, where he met his future wife, Penelope Jean “Penny” Gibbs. Brandi and Penny married in 1976, beginning a faithful, loving marriage of 43 years.
Brandi became a father in 1978, when Courtney Renae was born in Houston, Texas. Within four years, he and Penny gave birth to Amber Dawn, in Denver, Colorado, and Lacey Anne, in Bellingham, Washington. 1984, the day after he graduated from the White’s Ferry Road School of Preaching in West Monroe, Louisiana, he and Penny welcomed Dustin Lee. Two years later, they gave birth to Jared Addison in Hermiston, Oregon. After another seven years of life and ministry, they had Kayli Lauren, in Lubbock, Texas, in 1993.
While Brandi began his professional career as draftsman, he soon found his calling, purpose, and vocation in ministry. For 37 years, Brandi faithfully served alongside his wife as a minister to the gospel of Christ. During his life of mission, he and Penny taught, encouraged, mentored, and loved people from all over the world. Brandi and his family lived and worked throughout the United States, Russia, Estonia, and Singapore, and went on countless short-term evangelistic trips to Eastern Europe, Russia, Central America, and Asia.
In the years preceding his death, Brandi served as the Dean of Ministry Training Southeast Asia for the Sunset International Bible Institute, in Lubbock, Texas. He was a wise teacher, compassionate counselor, empowering mentor, constant student, and faithful friend.
Throughout his life and ministry, Brandi was loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. To date, he has 15 grandchildren, and his family looks forward to welcoming his 16th grandchild in February 2020. He is preceded in death by his son, U.S. Army Corporal Dustin Lee Kendall, who was killed in action in Iraq on January 15, 2006.
Brandi always sought to live his life intentionally, for the glory of his God and with his eyes fixed on an eternal prize.
He received his reward on August 3, 2019, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Penny Kendall; children, Courtney Steed and husband Adrian of White Bluff, Tennessee; Amber Caillouet and husband, Joel of Sulphur, LA; Lacey Bell and husband, Aaron of Lubbock, Texas; Jared Kendall and wife, Stacey of Lubbock, Texas; and Kayli O’Neal and husband, Wyndham of Searcy, Arkansas; grandchildren, Alexis Carroll, Ethan Caillouet, Jenna Carroll, Austyn Caillouet, Tyler Steed, Addyson Caillouet, Andrea Carroll, Canon Steed, Bryson Caillouet, Joshua Steed, Emalynn Bell, Tucker Kendall, Sawyer O’Neal, Alivia Bell, and Samuel Kendall; parents, Addison and Joyce Kendall; siblings, Dane Kendall and wife, Sherrie of Joplin, Missouri; and Kathy Carter and husband, David of Phoenix, Arizona.
The children of Brandi Kendall humbly request that anyone wishing to offer a monetary contribution, please send it via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org to fund Penny’s living expenses as she adjusts to her new life without Brandi.