Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL


Brandi Lee Schmus

May 4, 1978May 31, 2020

Brandi Lee Schmus, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the age of 42.

Her parents, William and Diana Bower moved to Jacksonville, Florida during his service in the United States Navy. Brandi has a passion for life, and an infectious smile that her surviving siblings Tracy L. Bower (49), Alanna M. Ward (47) (spose, Scott E. Ward), and Aaron Wayne Bower (39), will always remember her best by. Brandi became a mother with Taylor Montaigne in 2005, and again with Samantha Montaigne in 2012, with their father Teddy Montaigne.

Brandi loved her family, children, and the Lord. She regularly attended Battleborne Church in Mandarin. Brandi's bright light can now shine in Heaven.

Brandi will be loved and missed by her surviving parents, William and Diana Bower; her daughters Taylor and Sammy; her siblings Tracy, Alanna (Scott), and Aaron; her nieces and nephews, Amber (Kit), Tabitha, TJ, Audra, Sage, Hailey, and Abby, and her grandniece, Kaleigh.

Services will be held at a later date.

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Roxanne Garcia

June 11, 2020

Brandi was full of life and had such an energy about her. She put her all in everything she did! Outgoing, vivacious, infectious - just a beautiful soul. The world is a little bit dimmer.

Brooks Purvis

June 4, 2020

Brandi Lee, the women I meet over 6 years ago at a drug rehab, called the Matrix. I never thought anything would become of the relationship, well not so. Brandi brought a whole new meaning to the word Love for she opened my eyes to so many things in life that I never knew, Love and just pure togetherness that nobody understood. Brandi Lee, a women that I miss so bad, it hurts. My heart has never hurt this bad in my entire life- it will never heel- and it will never stop loving Brandi Lee. I will love that beautiful woman for the rest of my entire life until I can get up there with her. Brandi Lee, a woman that was so much like me, it is scary – messed with drugs, the streets and the lifestyle of an addict. You are so precious to me and always will be. I never gave up on you. I always kept the Faith for you and only God knows why because I sure don’t. Brandi Lee, I miss you so much it hurts. I haven’t slept in three days. The pain is overwhelming. You don’t know you can’t get away that easy because each day that passes is another day closer to you. I will continue to look up at the sky and talk to you. I will continue this until I’m up there with you holding your hand. You just can’t imagine the impact you had on my life. I loved nobody as I have loved you. You came into my life and snatched my heart out like no other. Nobody will ever replace you, I don’t want anyone else… you took my heart with you. Just know you are my world. I LOVE YOU BRANDI LEE with all my heart forever your old man, BP.

Betty Stringfellow

June 3, 2020

I have known Brandi since she was a little girl. She was so full of love and happiness for life and I know her family and friends are going to miss her dearly.
I know she is in Heaven looking down on us all. She is in no more pain and telling us all "I did it my way"

carol whitehead

June 3, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.