Vilai Brandon Vongrasamy, 22, a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend, passed on August 22, 2021, at 7:56 p.m. from respiratory failure at LMRC.

Vilai Brandon Vongrasamy was born May 30, 1999. A small bundle of joy who grew and grew and grew and grew into a wonderful man. Vilai’s life may not have been long, but the years he lived were to the fullest and filled with great joy. Vilai lived life on his own terms. He chose to aggravate his brothers and sister but was their fiercest protector from their first breath. His Uncle was the one person he had yet to defeat. He was known as “Snacks” from a very young age, those closest to him know why. He was a caring grandson, who always remembered to call and make sure he provided anything that was needed. He was a friend who could be depended on when needed to help in any situation. Most importantly as a son, whom his mother could be proud of and depend on. Vilai will always be remembered in our hearts until the glorious day we meet again. 

Vilai lived in Florida most of his life. Shortly after HS graduation he ventured to Virginia, he came back a few weeks later, bringing along two friends who also just recently moved there. He claimed the weather didn’t like him, but he could not leave his two friends behind, so he dragged them back to Florida with him. Vilai lived in the belief that “If you want it, go for it”. He felt that there was no such thing as rejection, just minor setbacks, and a change to a different path.  

He was Vilai to most, Brandon to a few, Vilai Brandon Vongrasamy when he was in trouble. He is survived by his mother, Marie, his brothers; Devon and Kaden, his sister Aja; his grandmothers; Khamview and Jojo, his dad Vilaiphong, his stepdad Jeff; his uncles; Kiet, Tony, Phoudeth, and Marty; his aunts; Thuytien, Myhanh, Payong, Mhay, Jennifer, Flora, Kayla, and Ann; and his cousins Amanda, Ashley, Anthony, Hailey, Gavon, Skylar and many Friends. 

Funeral Ceremonies will be at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S Ingraham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801. Visitation will be Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a Wake will immediately follow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at United Women’s Center 1515 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, FL 33801. Funeral Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., Friday August 27, 2021, at Heath Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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