Brandy (Brandice Ray) Garrett of Mexia, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016, as the result of a tragic accident, at age 43. Visitation will be held at Groesbeck Funeral Home on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Memorial Service to celebrate Brandy’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Word of Life Church, 193 LC 412, Groesbeck, with Pastor Mark Rogers officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Cleveland, Jason Davis, Matthew Self, Brian Foster, Chase Killingsworth, Jason Martin, Dominic Rosales, Mickey DeBusk, Flint McLean, Shane McLean, and Robbie Garrett. Brandice, known by all as Brandy, was born May 31, 1972 to Robert Lloyd “Butch” Sherman and Phyllis Ray (Cleveland) Sherman in Nacogdoches. Brandy grew up in LaPorte and graduated in the Class of 1990 from LaPorte High School. She enjoyed participating in theater and being a member of the Chatos Drill Team in high school, and had many many good friends. After high school, Brandy was married to Robbie Garrett, and during their four years of marriage, they had one son, Holden Dane Garrett. Brandy has lived in the Groesbeck and Mexia area for many years, where her son attends Groesbeck High School. Brandy worked for the Texas Department of Human Resources in Mexia for over ten years, and was good at that work because of her caring nature for the people she met. Later, she was employed as an industrial painter for Brock Industries (which is now PCI) at Chevron in Baytown, learning her trade on the job. She attended OSHA safety classes in Houston and became certified. She was working at NRG in Jewett for the past few years as a painter. Brandy loved all music. She had the talent to remember every word of every song and loved to sing Karoke. She was the one to call if you were trying to know who sang a certain song. Her family will treasure her love for music in many songs they will hear over the future years. Brandy was a very loving mother, who thought the sun rose and set around her son Holden. They had a very special bond, and Brandy said she was prepared to move to wherever Holden might choose to go after he graduated. Brandy loved to be with her friends and was the life of the party. She lived each day carefree and to the fullest, as if each day were her last day. The memories of Brandy’s love for others and her love of life will live on for all who knew her. Brandy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Euna and James Ray Cleveland. Brandy is survived by her son, Holden Dane Garrett of Groesbeck; her mother and step-father, Phyllis Sherman and Jerry DeBusk of La Porte; her father and step-mother Butch Sherman and Brenda Sherman of Mexia; her brother, Josh Sherman of Waco; uncle, Gary Cleveland of Nacogdoches; aunt, Jerry Brown of Mexia; and sisters, Varinia Kirk of Nashville, TN and Heidi Shaw of Kilgore; and many cousins and nieces and nephews.