Brandy M. Young

Speer Funeral Home

Brandy M. Young

Aledo - A Celebration of Life for Brandy M. Young, 39, of Aledo, will be held on Sunday, August 1st from 2 to 6 PM at the Mercer County VFW. Memorials may be made to the family for Kiptyn's Education. A private burial will be held at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. This obituary may be viewed at speerfuneralhome.com. Brandy went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2021 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Brandy was born on March 6, 1982 in Rock Island, Illinois to Steve Heath and Christie Woodruff. She was raised by Roy W. & Sandy (DeClercq) Leopard. Brandy married the love of her life, John Michael Young on March 17, 2012 in Aledo, Illinois.

Brandy enjoyed making a home for her boys, whom she adored. She loved decorating it with her antique treasures. Brandy enjoyed traveling and going hiking and fishing with Kiptyn and John. She attended Messiah Lutheran Church, where she was looking forward to helping teach Bible School.

Brandy was a prayer warrior and inspired others with her faith as she walked her journey with cancer. She continued to always think of others, even during her difficult days, always giving more than she knew in her own gracious way. Brandy knew no strangers, was a friend to all, including her caregivers in her journey. Her caregivers included a special group of friends who cared for her, laughed with her, and supported her and her family, and each other as Brandy journeyed through her cancer battle.

Those left to cherish Brandy's memory include her beloved boys: her husband, John Michael Young and her son, Kiptyn; her mother, Sandy Leopard; brother: Travis (Annette) Leopard; mother-in-law: Ruth Ann "Fawnie" Young; and sisters-in-law: Tiffanee (Barney) Lloyd and Amber (Rusty) Ruggles and their families. She was preceded in death by her biological parents; her father, Roy Leopard and father-in-law, John Young.

Posted online on July 19, 2021