With deepest sorrow, Brodrick Jerome Gipson, Sr. “BG,” age 36, was called home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2021. He was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend who loved his family dearly. Brodrick was loved by so many people and left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. On any given day, he could brighten a room with his infectious smile! Brodrick loved going out, attending his children’s activities, and spending quality time with those he loved most his family. Brodrick’s children, mother, friends, and longtime girlfriend, Debrea, were his greatest joys!
Brodrick was loyal and respectful as well as respected by many. He had a big heart and would help anyone in need. He also loved telling jokes.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, Sammie E. Hall Nelson, Harvey Elder, Sr. and Anna M. Gipson; cousin, Sean Gillespie and other relatives, Josh Rodgers, Helen Cates and Regina Rodgers.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Armani, Brodrick Jr. and King Gipson and De’Andre Smith; stepchildren, Garrin Bailey and A’Blessen Williams; loving and devoted mother, Debbie Elder; father, Byron T. Gipson, Sr.; siblings, Turkea Gipson Smith, Byron Gipson, Jr., Stacey Gipson, Autumn Gipson, I’Shay Gipson and Jillvonnie Clark; aunts and uncles, Harvey, Eleanor, Tony (Sylvia), “Hoot Toot,” Joyce, Walter, Denyse, Mary, Clarence, Kirk and Melinda; godmother, Sherry Brabson; devoted friends, who were more like brothers, William “Monty” Nichols, Travis Gipson, Tony Gipson, Derick Armstrong, Debo, Mardy Mar, Shawn B., Lil Eddie, TC, Dre Brown, Roy Browner, Dre Watson, V-Ladd, Kent Elder, Gary "Bonie" Armstrong and DeMontrai; a host of other family and friends too numerous to name.
Friday, July 23, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Foster Chapel Community Development, 4012 Oakland Drive, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A service will follow for immediate family and close friends with Pastor Bryant Stewart as the eulogist. Interment at Mount Olive Cemetery, 2400 Berry Road, Knoxville, TN, where a white dove release will conclude the service. All expressions of love are to be delivered prior to the walkthrough. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD, 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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