July 25th, 1997 ~ April 15th, 2021
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Brendon Lee Heathman-Summers, 23, of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Brendon passed away April 15, 2021 at his home in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Brendon was born on Friday, July 25, 1997 in Leavenworth, Kans., to Crystal Underwood and the late Timothy Heathman. He was later adopted by George and the late Kimberly Summers.
Brendon resided for most of his short life in Excelsior Springs, Mo., where he attended school and began to build his family. He had one daughter, Brylee Joyce Heathman. She was the light of his life. He loved to spend time with her playing outside, going for rides and teaching her young, how to work on a car. Brendon was always up to something whether it was going for a walk, playing ball, showing off his rap skills or giving you a bit of his wit. He knew how to keep someone on their toes. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends were a big part of his life as well. He had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back if he needed to.
Brendon was always the life of the party.
He enjoyed going to the lake, being outdoors, listening to music, wearing his white Tees and his beloved dog, Jazzy J. Heathman. His favorite sports team was the Chicago Bulls. His contagious smile, fierce spirit and big heart will be greatly missed by all.
“Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee.”
Brendon is survived by his mother, Crystal Gallagher; adoptive father/Uncle George Summers; daughter, Brylee Heathman; siblings Joslynn Pennington, Chandler Allen, Emily Allen, Kyle (Brianna) Teegarden, Michael Teegarden, Camden (Erica) Summers, Nick (Amber) Summers, Adam (Felisha) Summers, and McCaidy (Leroy) Summers; grandparents, Edwin and Leonda Heathman; great grandparents, Lillian Underwood, Rayden Reichling and Mary Fulkerson; uncles, Josh Underwood, Aaron (Miranda) Heathman, Jeffery Heathman and Eric Heathman; aunts, Samantha Siems and Channing Cole; Alyssa Meredith, the Meredith family and Barb (Boo) Carter; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends that loved him dearly.
Brendon was preceded in death by his father, Timothy A. Heathman; adoptive mother/Aunt Kimberly Summers; grandparents, Tony Underwood and Ronda Kilgore; great grandparents, Otis Underwood, Don and Joyce Jennings, Earl “Bud” Heathman and Jeffery Fulkerson.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs from 2 to 4 p.m., with a service to follow. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 23, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Neosho, Missouri at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
U will b greatly missed by so many. We love u always. Fly high angel. Forever n r hearts.
Butch, McCaidy and family. Sorry about Brendon, now he is celebrating with Kim and his Dad. May you find some peace and comfort in knowing he struggles no longer. I love you all and even though I can not be there physically I am with you in spirit. Love Loretta
My condolences to all of the family and friends of Brenden. I knew Brenden when he was a young boy and that smile can light up a room! He will be missed by many.