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Brandon Thomas Jenkins

November 22, 2002 - January 30, 2021

Burial Date: February 20, 2021

Brandon continues to live in the hearts of his parents, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members, friends and mentors.  Calling hours, with social distancing guidelines in effect, will be Saturday February 20th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ. At 12:00pm a short service to celebrate Brandon’s life will be held in the church. Attendees will be invited at the conclusion of the service to share their stories and memories with Brandon’s friends and family.

The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.

Brandon Thomas Jenkins (18) was born in New Haven, CT on November 22nd 2002 at Yale New Haven hospital. He was in such a hurry to arrive into this world that he arrived 10 weeks premature.  In retrospect, it can be said that he had a lot to do in a little time, and he was in a hurry to get started.

Brandon was raised in the city of New Haven by his mom Brenda Cuffy. He attended elementary school at Davis Street and Edgewood School, then moved on to High School in the Community where he graduated in 2020.

Brandon was an avid swimmer since the age of 4. He also enjoyed martial arts and had achieved his black belt before the age of 16. Brandon was a lover of all things from the Marvel Universe. As a young boy in Kindergarden, he would tell people that his name was Peter Parker.  Brandon had a passion for helping others…one might say that that was his superpower. He was an advocate for animal rights, and at age 15 chose to be Vegan because he opposed the treatment of animals in the food industry. His greatest desire in this short life was to help others and ensure that everyone was ok. The world was a better place because of his presence in it.

Brandon continues to live in the hearts of his parents, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members, friends and mentors.  Calling hours, with social distancing guidelines in effect, will be Saturday February 20th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ. At 12:00pm a short service to celebrate Brandon’s life will be held in the church. Attendees will be invited at the conclusion of the service to share their stories and memories with Brandon’s friends and family.

The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.