Brandii Michelle Mason, age 46, transitioned from this life into her Heavenly Father’s arms on March 30, 2019. She was born on January 9, 1973 to the late Greg Rice and Brenda Mason, in Columbus, Ohio. She was a beautiful soul with a big heart. She didn’t hesitate to assist others whenever she could, often opening her home to those in need. If she had it and you needed it, she gave it. Brandii loved her family, and her children were her pride and joy, including her only grandchild, Riley, who adored her just as much as she did him. She was so proud to be his Nana. Brandii was talented and very creative. She could paint, draw, and beautifully express herself through poetry. Although she hadn’t done so in recent years, she also loved to sew. She would fondly reminisce on how when her nieces were babies, she’d make little outfits for them and play dress-up. They were her little doll babies she’d laughingly say.Although Brandii ultimately settled into the role of homemaker, prior to that, she held various jobs outside the home. One she was most proud of was working as a Crane Operator Apprentice with TYS Construction in 1994 at the age of 21. At that time, it was very rare for a female to work in this field. So much so, that she caught the attention of the media, and was featured in a front-page article of the August 7, 1994 edition of the Columbus Dispatch. We were all so proud of her. Brandii is survived and will be greatly missed by the love of her life and soulmate of 24 years, Rodney Dalton; son, Willie Earl (Carmen) Shaw, Jr.; grandson, Riley Shaw; step-mother, Inez (Vance) Rice-Valentine; siblings, Derrick (Carla) Lewis, DeAundra Mason, Darla (Larry) Kelso, Charles Henry (Saori) Mason, Jr., Tamara (Sulayman) Mason-Brown, LaToya (Benjamin) Rice-Brewer, John Rice, Gregory B. Hartley, Toccara Kennedy, and Ciara Dunn; lifelong friends, Neil Jones, Kay Young, LaDonna Richardson, and Tina Strouse; and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Brandii Maria Jenee Shaw; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Erma Jean Rice; maternal grandparents, Harry Slone Lewis, and Klara L. Turner. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 12:00 Noon – 1:00p.m. at PFEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 7915 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH, where Brandii’s home going celebration will immediately follow at 1:00p.m. Pastor Tim Keesee, officiating. Burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus, OH. Full obituary and online condolences at www.pfeiferfuneral.com
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