Andrew Brake
MANSFIELD -- Andrew William Brake, 22, a loving and caring son from Mansfield, Texas went home to his Lord Jesus on April 8, 2012. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, 1201 SH 360, Mansfield. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington. Interment: Acton Cemetery, Acton. Memorials: Because his heart was so big, the family requests donations in his name to be made to the American Heart Association. He was a graduate from Mansfield Timberview High School in 2008. Although his time was short, the souls he touched are endless and he will be forever missed and never forgotten. Andrew is preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert N. Ball and grandmother, Elizabeth J. Brake. Survivors: Parents, Bob and Donna Brake; brother, Craig Brake; sisters, Christy Brake and Ashley Brake; grandmother, Joyce Ball; grandfather, William Brake; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. We are so very sorry for your loss. Andrew was a wonderful caring individual. I know that my children Michael and Whitney will always have great memories of Brake (as Michael calls him). May God be with your family during your time of need. The Herr Family

  2. Dear Brake Family,

    Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Andrew was indeed very special. He just had that spark that made people want to be around him. As time goes on, may the pain of his loss be replaced with the joy of having been Blessed by his presence in your life. The Infante Family

  3. Andrew was an Amazing man. He had the ability to stay positive even when the world around him was not. His presence meant joy for so many, and that’s something that I will always remember him for.
    He was always talking to me about musical collaboration, and at one point tried to get me a job. I could go on for days thanking and appreciating and grieving, but I know that Andrew has all the answers we look for now, I hope the family finds peace in this turbulent wind thats just blown in, I hope all of our friends help foster warm conversations about how much we all love and miss

  4. May you endure these days of loss and arrive at a place of peace and understanding. Our hearts are heavy for your loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, all our love. The Rios

  5. I am so sorry for your loss Andrew was a kind, caring, hilarious guy… I was in junior High and high school with him. We were in Mrs. Shelton’s 8th grade English class together and I remember him being funny, popular, and smart. I maved away and recently returned to the area and I ran into him at homegoods and pizzahutand revealed to him that in 8th grade I had a huge crush on him 🙂 He then told me that he had liked me too, and we laughed about it now that we are grown. We talked about life and how things are different than what we imagined our lives would be, but he was always happy about where he was in life. He was happy making music and spending time with his friends and family. I know you don’t know me but thank you for raising such a kind, wonderful son. He will be missed and thought of forever by many…

    With all my prayers,
    Elizabeth Wyatt

  6. I am very sorry to hear about Andrew. I only remember him from when we were little and only wish I could have known him better as an adult. I can tell he was such a joy to everyone he knew. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  7. I remember when Andrew was a toddler and would ask to play our house while Joey played with Craig at his house. Miss your sweet spirit. May the Lord keep you always. Miss Jeanette

  8. I am deeply saddened that the we all have lost such a fine young man. To you his family I send my deepest sympathy. I worked with Andy at Kohls and I thought the world of him. He had a beautiful smile and a special way of relating to all those around him. He will be missed. Donna Kemp

  9. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Andrew, but I grew up with Donna and the Ball family, so I know he must have been special. I’m very sorry for your loss – my heart and prayers go out to you.

  10. I did not know Andrew very well but I got to meet him a few times through Craig. He was always very nice and a pleasant person to be around. It is a shame that he was taken from this earth at such a young age, but I truly believe that he has a very special place in Heaven. God needed him more than we did and it is a pleasure to know that he is watching over all of us that are still here. Rest in peace Andrew.
    I am very sorry for your loss and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hollie

  11. I was so sorry to hear that your son died Bob. Please know that Andrew, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Bob, Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time of loss. You will be in our prayers.

    The Tribbles

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of Andrew all week – about how he hung around Jimmy and Craig in St. Peters just waiting and wanting to be included in whatever they were playing at the time. John and I will continue to pray for your family. We love you all.

  14. Donna,Bob & Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about Andrew’s accident. As parents we are not supposed to outlive our children which makes this even more tragic. Even though Andrew was family, we live so far away in North Carolina we never got the chance to really know him well which is our loss. There are no words now to ease your pain which only time will heal but you can know in your hearts he was truly loved by those who knew him.

    We love you,

    Steve & Carolyn

  15. Bob & Donna, I was so very sad and sorry to hear about Andrew’s accident. Even though I never had a chance to meet him I know he had to be a good man because he was your son. Having never been a parent myself I have no idea what kind of pain you and your family must be going through but please know that you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I had hoped to be able to be with you at the funeral service but was unable to do so. I have no magic words to offer other than I love you both and pray that God will continue to comfort you during this difficult time.

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