Life Story: Green embraced little things in life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent

Name: Brandon Green
Born: Jan. 11, 1974

Died: Oct. 2, 2005

Preceded in death by: his father and his grandfathers, Oran Green and Weldon DeBault.

Survived by: his mother, Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo; his grandmothers, Pearl Green of Portales and Margaret DeBault of Amarillo; half-sister; Delina Kirkland of Amarillo and half-brother Cody Green of El Reno, Okla.

Brandon Green deviated from the familiar. He was a gift from heaven that helped remind others of how precious life can be when you take hold of the little things, say friends and family.

According to family members, he opened his heart and loved those who were kind to him and found no fault in the characteristics of others. He lived his life only to give everything that he had to those that listened to his laughter, danced in his timely ways, or engaged in battle concerning checkers or dominoes.

Brandon Green died on Oct. 2, 2005, at the age of 31, in his home after having a violent seizure.

He was diagnosed as having grand mal seizures at the early age of 4 which affected the development of his brain. He spent most of his days in conversation with anyone willing to listen to the details of his world or likewise, others sharing their own details with him.

According to Pearl Green, Brandon Green’s grandmother, he enjoyed talking to the older generation about the ‘old timey days.’

Green was a very loving person who enjoyed going to senior citizen dances, listening to country and western music and dressing nicely. According to family members. He was often seen sporting a duster because of his desire to look like a cowboy.

Brandon Dale Green was born Jan. 11, 1974, in Amarillo to Gary and Roxie Green. He lived in Amarillo, Texas before moving to Portales in 1978. He lived with his uncle then later moved in with his grandmother. At the time of his death he had recently moved to Clovis.

According to family members, Green had an inner ability to make people laugh that caused them to step back and view their own situations from a different perspective.

“He was a wonderful kid that always made something good out of everything because of the child-like nature in him,” said Roxie Kirkland, Brandon Green’s mother. “I’m a better person because I got to love him. He gave me the ability to keep going during many times in my life,” Kirkland said. “When he lived with me in Amarillo, I may not have been the best mother but I enjoyed having him here because he gave me someone to love.”

Green attended Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, computers, and collecting knives.