Brannon Joseph Lafreniere • August 30, 2022

Our son Brannon Joseph Lafreniere’s short life ended on August 30, 2022 and he is now resting in the arms of Jesus.
Brannon was born on September 13, 1992 in Pensacola, FL to Joseph E. (Joey) and Melissa(Cox) Lafreniere. He often traveled while working industrial construction. Brannon was a sweet and compassionate carefree soul that enjoyed life and spending time with his friends and family. He loved playing baseball growing up and watching Braves baseball. He often volunteered to be the caregiver of his elderly relatives when they were in need or in their last days. He enjoyed cooking and would use up every ingredient in the kitchen because he was extra like that.
Brannon was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Bill W. and Gladys Cox, Paul Joseph Lafreniere Sr., Evelyn McNeal and his Memaw Brenda Minton Pehrson.
Left to cherish the many memories include his parents, Melissa Lafreniere and Joseph E. “Joey” Lafreniere Sr. (Amy); his siblings, Joseph William Lafreniere (Lindsey), Joseph E. Lafreniere Jr., Hugh Patroni (Melissa), Shawn Patroni and Ansleigh Bostick; great grandmother, Grace Baldwin; grandparents, Barry W. Cox, Donna Skokan and Robert Paul Lafreniere; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home on Saturday, September 10, 2022, visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the service at 12:00 p.m. interment will be at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

  1. Schira Carnley says:

    My heart goes out to all family and friends. I know you must be devastated. I send my condolences, my love and hugs to all of you! So sorry for your loss! Love always Schira

  2. Amy Lafreniere says:

    A sweet soul that was so loved is healed and new again. We will miss you terribly Toodlum but you are now with the Lord. I know the streets are paved with gold, but I hope there is one little side street with some macaroni & cheese that you can visit. I love you B.

  3. Tiffani Dellapietro says:

    Brannon was like a brother to me, one of the sweetest, most wholesome souls I’ve ever met. Brannon loved music, his family, and his friends with every ounce of his being. I know he is dancing freely and peacefully now with no burdens on his back. I can’t wait to see you on the other side one day, until then, I will keep these memories of you close to me and you will NEVER be forgotten. We love you brannon. So so much.

  4. Gail (Cox)Browne says:

    Brannon was kind and loving while on his short journey on this earth. My spiritual vision of Brannon now is one where his spirit and that of his grandparents are united in a loving and joyful reception and together they will look after the ones left behind on this earth 🌏. They will laugh at all the silly things we do and hope for us a peaceful and joyful life until our times comes to join their spirits in a different existence that we can’t imagine.
    We are not made to get over our losses but to get through them and live with them and except them as part of the life cycle that we may not yet emotionally understands. We will grieve that Brannon has left us to soon and we were not ready for him to go.
    The message for me is life is so very short, so make the best of what you are given to work with, love and support your fellow humans, be it family, friends or a stranger. We are all passing through on this journey, let love and kindness be your guidance as Brannon did on his journey.
    Brannon I love and miss you, hope to see you on the other side of existence.
    Aunt Gail

  5. Kristen Howell says:

    I was lucky enough to know Brannon for almost 20 years, and I can’t say a single bad thing about him. Always sweet, always caring, and goofy as heck. We’ll all miss you B. Until I see you again, I love you always!

  6. David Polk says:

    Thanks for the memories Brannon…you were such a bright guy.

  7. Will D says:

    Man, he was truly a brother. I’m praying for his family.

  8. Brannon was a great middle school friend of mine. He always had the right things to say, he made anyone feel special and had a lot of courage to always be kind and not allow others to change his great energy. He always had a crush on me but had always been so respectful that I didn’t even find out until earlier this year when we became Facebook friends a reacquainted through Facebook. We had just spoken a week ago and he had friends in Miami who wanted to collaborate. We had plans and this breaks my heart for his family, loved ones, and friends. You will always be loved and missed. Forever your heart is with mine ❤️🕊

  9. Callie Roberson says:

    I met Brannon when we were 5 years old playing at my cousins house and we stayed friends throughout the years into our adult hood. Such a sweet genuine person who was always so nice to everybody. Prayers for his family and friends. Such a shame to hear about it this.

  10. Ashlyn Martin says:

    My fondest memories of Brannon are him being the coolest kid ever in middle school. His carefree energy was contagious. He was always so respectful, kind, and genuine. As someone that felt lost in middle school, seeing the kids that had outlets such as skating like Brannon always gave me hope that joy was out there for me too. His life will live on through those that carry his memories and spirit. Blessings to his family during this transition and tragedy.

  11. William Hunt says:

    Every time I saw Brannon I was greeted with a kind smile and enthusiasm beyond compare. Coworker, classmate and friend. Rest easy man. You will be missed.

  12. Lauren Dawson says:

    I met Brannon about 13 years ago outside the handlebar, he was one of the few people who really saw me for me and encouraged me to live for more than the temporary moments of happiness in this town. We had a falling out but I’d say we made peace at the end of it all and I’m happy with our last conversations, this shouldn’t have happened..

  13. Robert Heath says:

    Melissa, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know that you are in our hearts and we are praying for you and your family.

  14. Santana says:

    You are my favorite person B 🖤 always will be!

  15. Kathy & FraserRichards says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, may God give you the comfort and strength through this difficult time.

  16. Joey Lafreniere says:

    Our hearts are broken more than we can ever say. With every beat it is breaking a little more every second you are gone. I don’t know how we will get through this but we will find a way even though it will always be a battle every day.
    We love you forever and a day.
    Dad, Amy, and Mom

  17. Angela Mitchell says:

    My heart goes out to all of you in this difficult time. I know Brannon is not the one suffering as he is in the place of the most high. My Prayers are for God to give you a peace that surpasses all understanding and that your mind be flooded with precious memories.

  18. Naomi says:

    Our parents were childhood friends so even though we weren’t blood related, Brannon was always like blood to me. It was always so fun kickin’ it at Aunt Mel and Uncle Joey’s house..we played outside, played games,watched movies,laughed, loved the bonfires when it started to get cold outside. After I got married in 2009, I moved to the west coast because my husband was military. Throughout my time being married, life got crazy and having 3 kids kept me busy so I didn’t have a lot of time to talk on the phone or even really do social media much. Brannon reached out to me in January after years of life being crazy and it was so great to hear from him. We said we’d catch up but because of my divorce and things I’m going through, I didn’t touch base to see how he was doing and I’ll always feel so sorry for that. There is this quote and it say quote it everyday because it is so true, “Time is everything we have and dont.”

    Check in on your loved ones, your family and friends. Make sure you tell them you love them because you never know if the conversation you have with them today will be the last.

    Brannon, I love you! Rest in peace! See you on the flipside.

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