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Brenan Mikal Barksdale
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Brenan Mikal Barksdale

Brenan Mikal Barksdale, 21, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017.
He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Eric Barksdale and Michelle Davis.
Brenan was a proud graduate of Benton High School. He was a giving soul. Always thinking and caring about others. From the age of 8, where he headed a charity toward the 2004 tsunami relief, to his last wishes of organ donation, Brenan cared for everyone who he crossed paths with, as well as those he’d never met.
He loved playing video games, skateboarding and most of all, just hanging out with family and friends. His enjoyment of Ancient Mythology all the way to hometown history made for deep conversations and a crazy imagination.
Mac-n-cheese, chocolate pie, and chicken tetrazzini were only a small part of why he showed up to family functions. He loved being with family. His cousins weren’t cousins, they were brothers and sisters. Each one having a unique relationship. Uncles, Aunts and Elders were highly respected and he was always willing to give a helping hand. Friends became family and his family were friends. His circle of close friends included Steven, Curt, and Charlie but was always open for others to enter.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reginald Barksdale; and great-uncle, David Huffman.
His memory surviving through his son, Riven Barksdale; parents, Michelle Davis (w/ A.J.) and Eric Barksdale (w/ Kristan); brother, Jared Barksdale (w/ Hali); nephew, Courtland Barksdale; sisters, Breyana Davis, Tatum and Ella Barksdale; grandparents, Richard (w/ Judy) Davis, Theresa (w/ Eddie) Marshall, and Louise Barksdale; Along with many special Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
May we all strive to be as kind, unselfish and loving as Brenan Mikal Barksdale.
The family will gather with friends 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506


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