“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3: 5-6 Brandon Todd Smith, affectionally known as “Todd”, was the fourth child born to Jonnie B. and Yvonne Kelley Smith on January 9, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He was preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Kelley Smith and his nephew, Marvin Lavon Lee, Jr. He professed his faith in God at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California and later joined Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California. Brandon graduated from Morningside High School in 1984 and attended San Jose State University. He was employed with the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles for 10 years. Brandon relocated to San Antonio in 1998 and began his employment with the City of San Antonio. He began his 20-year COSA journey with the Fire Department and found his niche with the Office of the City Clerk until his health failed. Brandon was the Council Ceremonials Coordinator and he loved his job and took pride in performing his duties. He was an active member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and held many positions. Brandon joined New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church June 20, 1999 and enjoyed the full privileges of his membership. He was a member of the Inspirational Choir and the Male Chorus. He used his God given singing talent to the fullest – he enjoyed singing. Brandon was the Media Coordinator for New Covenant. His technological skills were exceptional. He leaves to cherish his loving memory: father, Jonnie B. Smith; sisters, Felecia Y. Smith, Deborah Smith Lee (Marvin); brothers, Carlos B. and Donald K. Smith; nieces, Jada, Jaelyn, and Britni Lee; LaToya Smith-Sims (Terrell), Nicey Bush; aunt, Mae Etta Adams; great niece, Emonie Wilson; great nephews, Malik and Isaiah Sims, and Justin Hamlin.

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  1. God’s choir acquired another voice. Todd you will be missed. Bro & Sis Ernest McIntyre

  2. Brandon, you were such a faithful choir member and friend. The San Antonio Mass Choir will miss you.

  3. You will truly be missed! You shared your gift with us and now your singing in heaven. Rest in Peace!

  4. I’m so empty, yet filled at the same time knowing you are with Jesus. That’s what we serve, believe, and worship for. To see Jesus. Your work is done here on earth, now your reward is before you. What a glorious day it is. I thank God he allowed our paths to cross. We were young, but determined to serve in building the Kingdom of God. That’s all that matters still. Thank you for all the precious memories, the talks, notes, and laughs. I will forever hold on to them. Sing unto our Lord a new song. Rest well my friend.

  5. Family, you are in our prayers. Brandon was loved by all of us. This is just a little something to reflect the life he lived lives on in us.

  6. Brandon will truly be missed as a co-worker and former choir mate. Sending up prayers for the family

  7. Your melodious voice will be.missed but will always be a memory in my mind and heart. You have blessed my life and that of my family. The Minnfee’s

  8. Always with a smile and heart of gold. Todd sang in the men’s choir. My soul was always when he sang. Sang with joy in his heart. Praising the Savior. A smile that would light up the room. RIP Todd thy Good and Faithful servant. Remembered never forgotten

  9. Before there was a TV Show called the Voice, There was a gifted Son of Christ called Brandon Todd Smith. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD! Love always. Maurice and Sharon Williams, Tiffany and Lauren and Maya.

  10. to the Smith Family – earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I am in the gap praying mightily for all who loved him. His father and my mother are 1st cousins so he was fam and he will be sorely missed. Sleep in heavenly peace. Your labor has NOT been in vain Vanessa Martin

  11. Praying that God will give the family Comfort and Love from above! I will miss my Brother! Thanks for singing, “All of My Help Comes From the Lord!” with the Male Chorus of Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles ! Love Your Brother In Christ, Anthony Hall!

  12. Just now hearing of the passing of My dear brother! My prayers goes out with the family at this time .My heart goes out to the family at this time of Bearevement.

  13. I had the pleasure of singing many years with. Brandon Todd in the city wide mass choir under the Direction of Dr. Gary Wayne Givens! We were constantly serving the Lord through song and Praise! He will be missed.

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