Nolan Brantley

November 18, 1992July 22, 2014

Nolan Carter Brantley, 21 of Mint Hill, North Carolina passed away July 22, 2014. Nolan was born in Charlotte, NC November 18, 1992 to Mark Brantley and Holly (Maybeck) Brantley. Nolan was a graduate of Butler High School and was Attending CPCC, while still working at east Charlotte Nissan. Nolan was a member of both Philadelphia Presbyterian and Elevation Church and had a passion for God family and friends. Nolan is survived by his siblings Nicole and Taylor Brantley. Family gathering will be held at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Rd. Mint Hill, NC 28227 Friday July 25, 2014, 6pm to 8pm also with a memorial service Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00pm,. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made Central Piedmont Community College Foundation, “In memory of Nolan Brantley to benefit the Math club.” P.O. Box 35009 Charlotte NC 28235 Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel. 704.545.4864


  • Visitation Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Memorial service Saturday, July 26, 2014

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July 22, 2015

We love you all and pray for peace in your hearts from Jesus Christ the Lord. God be with you always.

Heather, Summer and Sierra

Melissa Hizy

July 20, 2015

Dear Mark and family, I still keep you in my prayers.
In sympathy and love,
Melissa 'Sis'

Nicole Brantley

October 10, 2014

On October 25th, I will be joining thousands nationwide for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. View my donor page here and support the AFSP in their suicide research, education, and prevention efforts by registering to walk, donating, or simply spreading the word. I am both honored and devastated to stand beside those touched by this issue after the loss of my dear brother. For Nolan. xoxo

Brooke Boatwright

August 27, 2014

I will forever be thankful for the magical year God blessed us with together. You taught me and showed me things I never knew. You gave me a happiness and a love I could only dream of. You may of said you were the lucky one but I have to disagree, I was the lucky one to have a man like you. Your heart was after God and it showed to the whole world. Every second we spent together I will forever hold in my heart until we can unite again in Heaven as soul mates and finish our forever. I miss our crazy, weird conversations about any and everything. You will always be not only my first love, but the love of my life, and I am the luckiest girl to be both of those to you. I miss your smile, your touch,your insane intelligence, your witty and sarcastic comments that had me fallen over laughing daily. Thank you for taking care of me then, and now as my guardian angel.

I love you Nolan Carter Brantley.

See you soon my love

~Your babygirl

Tammie Boatwright

August 27, 2014

Nolan......words cannot express how much we miss you and your beautiful smile and kind heart. You made our daughter Brooke the happiest girl in the world, you loved each other more than any of us ever imagined. You were like a son to us and we will always love you and have you in our hearts forever. We know you are still watching over our Brooke

Mary McDuffie

August 25, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Brantley,
I am so sorry to hear about the lost of your son Nolan. I pray that your fond memories of him will help to comfort you and that you find strength and peace as you go through this difficult time.
Mary McDuffie
English 12,Butler High School

Taylor Jones

August 20, 2014

Today has been a "Nolan day". We still catch ourselves in a daze thinking that this can't be true and ache when we realize the reality all our lives have took. You brought so much laughter and love to the 2 people who mean the world to me. Please be Rex's and Brooke's guardian angel while you are away in heaven. I don't understand why God has allowed this to happen but I pray that our finite understanding can somehow get clarity on Gods purpose for your life. We miss you Nolan. There isn't a day that goes by where we don't think of you and the memories we've all shared with you. See you soon.

Michael Miller

August 15, 2014

I had no words that day. So, I turned to math. -- In the registry book, by Kathy's and my name I put the symbol for the Greek letter phi (capital O with capital I over it); in math this symbol stands for the golden mean, also called the divine proportion. -- It is the “irrational” number used by sunflowers and leaves… it is very common in nature. However, it defies our abilities to quantify it. It goes on and on and on. -- It's how the sunflower knows how much to turn to create the next seedpod so that it all comes out perfectly. -- The golden mean is used to create harmonious balance in plants and architecture and music. It is a way to take that which is given to you and turn it into a never-ending wondrous thing. -- This was my secret message to Nolan. -- In the Beatitudes, from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, when He talks about how blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek and those who hunger, at first it seems counter-intuitive. How can these burdens, weaknesses and poverties be turned and bring one closer to God? -- I take from it that suffering can be worked and molded (on and on and on) and steel the soul so that it may witness this great and wondrous existence… and become a beautiful thing. -- Nolan will, or already has, found the golden mean in all of this… and the enlightenment he gains will help him make his sunflower.

Ruth Ava Lyons

August 12, 2014

Dearest Nolan, I will light a yahrzeit candle and we will see the flame of love burn bright for you to see wherever you are in the universe...with our hands reaching out to your spirit always.Mark and Holly,Nicole and Taylor we can only hope that your life of full beautiful memories will comfort you in the dark pit of your sadness. Our hearts send you embraces.

Crystal and Hugh Pafford

August 12, 2014

Mark, Holly, Nicole and Taylor:

You have been in our thoughts and prayers for the last three weeks. We look forward to a visit when you are ready.