Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Wayne Robinson, 29, of 118 Sedgefield Road, Moyock, NC passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013.  Born in Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of Joseph David and Stephanie Marie Cheracles Robinson of Moyock, NC.  Brandon was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a proud member of the color guard. He was a student at Elizabeth City State University where he was nearing his degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.  He graduated from Kinston Aviation School and had obtained his private pilot’s license.

In addition to his parents, Brandon is survived by his fiancé, Heather Perlin of Moyock, NC; a daughter, Bella Marie Robinson; a sister, Paige Marie Robinson and fiancée Taylor Sargent of Moyock, NC; grandfather, Manuel Cheracles of Virginia Beach, VA; aunts and uncles, Joy Sylene Cheracles of Chesapeake, VA, Andrea Curry and husband Tracy of Moyock, NC, Tony Cheracles and wife Theresa of Virginia Beach, VA, Ray Robinson and wife Karen of Cookeville, TN. Todd Robinson of Delaware and Pamela Sargent of Delaware; cousins, Jason Cheracles, Tiffany Cheracles, Nick Curry, Alexander Curry, Aiden Cheracles, Trevor Cheracles, Arelius Cheracles, Joseph Sargent, Lisa Haines, Teresa Gailey, Alyssa Crossan and Tara Robinson; and a niece, Ava Sargent. He will be missed by his faithful companions Deegan and Layla. Brandon is also survived by a large, extended military family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara Cheracles, Elizabeth Robinson and Joe Oliver Robinson; and his uncle, Wayne Robinson.

Brandon was a hard worker who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed fishing, motor cross, being outdoors and spending time with his family who loved him deeply. He was a honorable marine and had a great love for his country and the brothers he found along his journey. He was a dependable and responsible father and loved his daughter wholeheartedly. His beautiful spirit will live and remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Brandon, we will be lost without you. We will miss you every minute of every day. Rest in peace  – until we meet again.

A memorial service with military honors will take place Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Pilmoor United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Wingo officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.The family suggests memorial donations to Wounded Warriors Project.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel,405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Robinson family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Christy black hassell

    What a fun loving guy! I remember the first time I met you was at your coming home party after touring in Iraq. I felt like I had gained another friend myself and had to share you with Josh. I will remember that night we all went out and you stayed at our house and my daughter came home the next day and wanted to know who was asleep in her bed lol and you were snuggled up with Dora haha. The many times that you would leave your truck at our house. You were such a great friend to Josh and I and we were lucky to have you in our life. One of the most fun, outgoing, energetic, witty, funniest guys I have ever been around. Rip Brandon til we meet again

  2. Mike & Grace Kreiser

    To the Robinson Family & Heather
    Brandon’s life on earth will never fade. It will last a lifetime in our hearts & minds. We will remember the joys he had in his childhood to the remarkable young man he grew to be. Every time we see an American Flag we too will remember the price Brandon paid to keep us FREE. We are truly grateful for his service in ways words can not express. We are so sorry for your loss but please know his memory will be forever inscribed upon our hearts.

  3. Judy and Jack Kennedy

    Stephanie and Joe am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Brandon, so young, could not believe it when I read this mornings paper, please know our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with you at this time and you will be in our thoughts…..May God be with you always….love Judy and Jack.

  4. Sean Newcome & Family

    Brandon was a true warrior,not only in the Military but also in life.He overcame many obstacles and conquered all.Above all,he was a great man as well as LOVING father,son ,nephew and friend.He spoke nothing but wisdom,truth and LOVE for humanity,brothers of war,and the outdoors.He always brightened and brought smiles to everyone he came in contact with.We are sorry for your loss and send our our deepest sympathy,love and respect .LOVE YOU BROTHER,the Newcome family.

  5. Melissa Snyder Belch & Family

    Brandon was an amazing person. He had the ability to make you smile when no one else could. He was one of the strongest people I knew, and you could always count on him to be there during the hardest of times. He had so much love for his daughter and niece, that you couldn’t help but see all over his face. He was loved by many and will forever be missed. I pray that the Lord brings the Robinson family peace in such a difficult time. Ill will “like you always, and love you forever”. – Melissa Snyder Belch & family.

  6. Pete and Wendy Carolino

    Brandon comes from a family of strong ethic and values. When I reflect on Brandon’s life, I am directed to John 15:13, which states, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” You know, Jesus laid down his life for us and his death was the greatest sacrifice. When a soldier like Brandon passes, we must remember that he fought for our country, for our freedom, and for the greater good. Brandon was a man of character and would sacrifice his personal needs and even his life to support his friends, family, and country. He was a great person and I enjoyed talking with him about his future and his military experiences. I am saddened that he will not have the opportunity to pursue those dreams. He will be missed by all. My condolences go out to the entire Robinson and Cheracles families. Our prayers are with you all…. Rest in Peace Brandon – THE CAROLINO FAMILY

  7. Joanne & Tom McCart

    Dear Robinson family,
    Our hearts are very saddened by the recent loss of you son Brandon. We have very fond memories of him. Please know our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.
    God Bless, Joanne & Tom McCart

  8. Doug Poggioli

    Dear Stephanie and Joe, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know that Brandon was loved and was a fine young man. He will be missed by many people. Love to his family and friends at this difficult time.

  9. Amy Russell Martin

    Stephanie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I understand what it’s like to have to bury your child. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and give you peace that only He can give. Love, Amy

  10. Tony Cheracles

    I’m just sitting here by myself in my truck, reflecting back through the years of our lives. I can remember the night Brandon was born and how happy we all were. Joe was running through the hospital passing out cigars and my wonderful sister was so happy to have that beautiful boy in her arms. I was so stoked also because I was 15 and I was gaining another little brother to play with. He always felt more like a brother to me then a nephew because we were always so close. I watched Brandon grow from a courageous, daring, adventurous young boy into a very honorable man who made me so proud to call him my nephew. Brandon was a live spirit who liked to have fun, who never met a stranger, who always had time to BS with anybody. Brandon’s BS was straight from the heart out of the pure genuine soul he was. He never tried to impress. I thank my wonderful sister Stephanie and my brother-in-law and bud, Joe, for raising such a wonderful kid and being there for him through all the difficulties he faced in life. I pray to the good Lord that Theresa and I can do the job that you have both done and that we can raise Aiden and Trevor to become the men their cousin Brandon was. I promise to both of you that my boys will know their cousin, the wonderful man he was, the American hero he was, the hero to their daddy he was, and the true compassionate man that gave his life for his fallen brothers. I love you both and I love your son, my little bro, my friend, and hero, with everything in my soul. Once you love someone, their love will stay in your heart forever. Brandon’s will be in my heart until the day I die. Brandon, say happy Birthday to Grandma and give her a big hug from me. God bless you and may you rest in eternal peace. We will see you again when you greet us in heaven.

  11. Theresa Cheracles

    Brandon, you were loved by so many. Forgive us for not seeing that you were in pain. We pray that your anguish has been replaced by eternal peace. God bless you and Godspeed.

  12. Jeremy Adams

    Brandon was a friend and a fellow student of mine from ECSU and the only class we had together was CAD 2. The teacher called him marine and me army until he learned names and he was a cool friend to ask for help and talk to in class. To the family of Brandon. I am sorry for your loss and if there is anything i can do, don’t hesitate to ask. Rest In Paradise my fellow Veteran.

  13. Frank J Pollock

    Stephanie and Joe was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.I know we always ask why,May god wrap his arms around you and your families during your time of grief

  14. Mehran Elahi

    The Intro. Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Technologies class/Department of Technology/ECSU:

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. May the sorrow that you are feeling in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Brandon was a wonderful person, great classmate with a big smile. He will be greatly missed by all of us. We will never forget him as his spirit will always be with us.

    Aron Bechiom, Jamal Blount, Jacob Brickhouse, Alexis Davis, Jolor Johnson, Henry Mishoe, Christopher Nixon, Melvin Parks, Michael Sutton
    Mehran Elahi (instructor)

  15. Stephanie robinson momma

    My Brando commando, I don’t know how we will ever move on without you, we were so lucky to have such a WONDERFUL family, we fought the fight & never let’s those crazies take over , I would of fought for you my son till my dying breath,, it stepped on lots of feet, but it worked out great cause that’s how you learn who true friends are,,,it’s all good and I know we will all be together on day with The Lord

  16. Heather Perlin

    Baby, I dont even know what to say. You are such an amazing person with the biggest heart. You put a smile on everyone’s face and told the best stories. I could listen to you for hours telling all the stories about when you were in the marines and being so animated. You are my best friend, my rock, and the best fiance a girl could ever ask for. Moving those 3,000 miles to be with you was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. Your smile will always remain in my heart and give me comfort knowing I was loved by such an incredible man. These past two years have been the best of my life, and I am so great full that I had the chance to spend them with you. I love you with everything I have baby and I will see your silly, smiling face again one day.

  17. Amy Gayle Bain

    I am deeply saddened to just now hear about the loss of Brandon. Ive known Brandon since 2003. He has always been such a great person. His smile and laughter was contagious. He was always such a great friend to me, very near and dear to my heart. I am thankful to have known such a beautiful soul. There will always be a special place in my heart for Brandon. I pray for peace and comfort for his family and close loved ones.
    Rest in paradise Brandon. Will always love you.

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