Brandon’s Balloons

There was not a dry eye in the gathering as Prosecutor Kelli Aiken comforted Brandon's mother, Tess.  Kelli has her arm on Tess's shoulder.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.
There was not a dry eye in the gathering as Prosecutor Kelli Aiken comforted Brandon’s mother, Tess. Kelli has her arm on Tess’s shoulder. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Brandon A. Herrera was just a little over 2-1/2 years of age when he was brutally beaten to death in 2011.  Kelli Aiken and Nobie Walker, prosecutors for Hunt County, were Brandon’s voice.  It took almost five years but justice was served when his murderer was sent to prison.

Bikers, EMS, Fire Department, family, police, deputies, and concerned public gathered at Coker-Matthews Funeral Home to take part in a memorial service.  Brandon’s memory lives on in the lives of many that helped to give comfort in this tragedy.

Emotions ran wild as Kelli Aiken gave the eulogy.  Ginger sang a duet entitled Rest High on the Mountain.  Hunt County Child Advocacy was represented.  The balloons were released when a recording of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s rendition of Over the Rainbow was played.  Somewhere, tonight, high on the mountain Greenville and Hunt County heard the voice of sweet Brandon singing to the angels.

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