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Rolling Oaks Funeral Home

400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX

OBITUARY

Carmen Danette Brantley

January 30, 1988September 28, 2019
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After a lengthy and private battle with LaBrune’s Syndrome, Carmen passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Her brief time on this earth has been a loving testament and inspiration to everyone that knew her.

Carmen attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. As a native of Coppell, Carmen attended Coppell schools and was a Distinguished Achievement graduate of Coppell High School in 2006. Carmen’s passion for volunteering included working with Coppell ISD, the Carrollton Animal Shelter, and SilverXis, Inc.

Survivors include her parents, Gwen and Zane Brantley; her grandparents, Marian and Samuel “Mac” McClintock of Byram, Mississippi; aunt Shawn Gremillion Rude and husband Les; and cousin, John Padgett and wife Leah of Long Beach Mississippi.

Predeceased by her grandmother, Jill Gremillion; her grandfathers, R.M. “Bubba” Brantley and Lester Kenneth Padgett Sr.; and uncle Lester Kenneth Padgett Jr.

Carmen’s family wishes to extend their sincerest appreciation to her UTSW medical team especially Mike Levy MSN, Dr. Bruce Mickey, Dr. Brett Whittemore, and Dr. Bradley Weprin and the Seasons Hospice staff for their many kindnesses and the love and support that they provided Carmen.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the chapel at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, Texas. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, tribute gifts can be made to Operation Kindness, a non-profit no-kill animal shelter at Operationkindness.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include her parents, Gwen and Zane Brantley; her grandparents, Marian and Samuel “Mac” McClintock; aunt Shawn Gremillion Rude and husband Les; and cousin, John Padgett and wife Leah.

    Predeceased by her grandmother, Jill Gremillion; her grandfathers, R.M. “Bubba” Brantley and Lester Kenneth Padgett Sr.; and uncle Lester Kenneth Padgett Jr.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Linda Hood

October 8, 2019

Carmen, I loved your smile and positive attitude. I remember when you graduated and Zane ordered a LIMO to take all of us to the event. We pulled up to the school and everyone was looking wondering WHO is in the LIMO. It was so much fun! You will be missed! Now you are one of God's precious Angels.

Andy Hood

October 8, 2019

Zane and Gwen,
Daddy and I continue to pray for you and the family. Carmen was a graceful, yet strong soul, full of life despite her illness. On her recent trip to the Mississippi Delta, Daddy really enjoyed taking her to Gooden Lake and Belzoni for the day to show Carmen Aunt Marion’s roots and the Hood place. We also enjoyed seeing and visiting with her each year at Aunt Marion’s Christmas, watching her grow and bloom into a beautiful, intelligent, Southern young lady.
Our hope is in Him, as Jesus foretold of His death and resurrection in John 16:2-22: "Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. 21 "Whenever a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. 22 "Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
We know Carmen brought unmeasurable joy to both of you, and though you grieve during this season, you will see her again, just as Jesus said in this scripture, “and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” We love both of you and continue to pray for the Father’s love, peace, and comfort for your aching hearts. I loved the hunting pictures with her and your Dad, Zane, and I know they are having a joyous reunion in heaven!
Much Love,
Andy Hood
Pete Hood

Denis Damiens

October 7, 2019

I will always remember her bright smile and her sweet and warm personality. Carmen was very special and I will never forget her. The world would be a better place if more people were like her. God has call one of his angels home.

D ends Damiens

Sonny Smathers

October 7, 2019

Enjoyed visits with Carmen when she came to see Grandmother Marian in Mississippi.Tall, slender, beautiful Christian young lady who always had a encouraging broad smile.

Sandy Morgan

October 7, 2019

It’s hard to believe that beautiful smile is gone. I’m looking forward to the day I see it again! I know my mama was there to welcome her into Heaven! Carmen is loved by all who knew her. Our family will miss her so much!
One of my favorite memories is talking to Carmen after we went to see the ballet in Moscow. She was not very excited about it at first. Then afterwards! She couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful it was. I loved getting to experience that together.
I hope in some small way, you take comfort in knowing so many people are praying for you and loving you.

Bruce and Tamara McClintock

October 6, 2019

Carmen was a ray of sunshine wherever she went and we will all miss her! Her trip to Russia with Mimi and Sandy to visit us was filled with wonderful memories, laughter and joy. We will continue to keep everyone in our prayers during this difficult time.

Cheryl Hood Hines

October 6, 2019

Gwen and Zane,
I’m grateful we got to spend many Mississippi Christmases with Carmen. Lovely, beautiful, kind, and inspiring are just a few words that describe that precious young woman. Sending you much love and many prayers.
With love,
Cheryl

Tori Hines

October 6, 2019

Many wonderful childhood memories with Carmen at Aunt Marion’s will never be forgotten. She was a beautiful soul who fought a long, difficult battle. My heart is with you guys during this most difficult time. Love always, Tori

Lou Anne Morgan

October 6, 2019

I have watched Carmen grow up one Christmas at a time as she visited our family in Mississippi. She was a beautiful little girl who blossomed into a charming and lovely woman. This summer, I had the chance to spend the day with Carmen as we explored the Mississippi Delta. We had a super time driving down dusty , crop lined roads and eating catfish at the local restaurant. We heard tales about Ghost Allie and The man in the White Suit that seems to lurk down Goodenlake Road. It was a hot day, but we made lots of memories. Thankful for the time I had with her that day. She was an example of love and grace. "Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you! John 16:22
Love, Lou

Sharon Smathers

October 6, 2019

Carmen will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family. She was a special person who shared a lot of love and kindness to all that she came into contact with. I feel blessed to have known her and to have had the opportunity to have been able to spend time with her. Much love always.

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