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Brandon Keith Goforth

June 11, 1985 ~ March 13, 2018 (age 32)
Brandon Keith Goforth, age 32, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

When God called Brandon home he was looking for a smiling angel and a good laugh. Brandon always had a smile that no one will ever forget and could make you laugh no matter what. When he left us, he took a piece of everyone's heart with him. Brandon had a soul full of a beautiful energy for the ones whose hearts may never heal from his loss, his mother Linda Abercrombie and father Donald Goforth. "Mama loved her baby so much, he was so kind and so good to everyone. We will never forget your beautiful smile my sweet son, you know that Ma loved you so much and I thank God for the past 12 years of closeness, friendship and growth we shared together. I also know that you heard and accepted every word about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, and proud to say you accepted Jesus in your heart." As for the few hearts who will never truly heal, will be Aubrey Guarriello, the love of Brandon's life. Brandon's love for Aubrey began in 5th grade and has only grown stronger through the years. From their love came a little Brandon, his daughter Leila Goforth, whom he loved with all his heart and soul. As time moved forward his heart grew with more love for his son Lorenzo Goforth, " his little Buddy." Another heart that will never heal is his lifelong best friend Nelson Dale, whom will now carry Brandon's friendship and memory in his heart for the years to come. Through this tragedy Brandon's family hopes it will impact all those who loved and knew him within their choices that they make in life can hurt not only themselves but the ones that loved them.

Survivors include his father
Donald Goforth of Forest City and his mother Linda Abercrombie of Charlotte, NC

The love of Brandon's life Aubrey Guarriello

One Daughter:
Leila Guarriello-Goforth

One Son:
Lorenzo Guarriello- Goforth

One Brother:
Scott Goforth

Two sisters:
Melissa Baker and Ashley Swanger

Nephews Sage Baker, Ben Farris and Jaden Swanger

One niece Ivory Faith Bohanon

Mother in Law Lisa Gibson and Father in Law Anthony Guarriello

Brothers in Law Aagie Guarriello and family, Jonathan Guarriello and family and Justin Guarriello.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Interment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Forest City, NC.


MAR 20. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services

249 South Main St.

Rutherfordton, NC, 28139

Funeral Service

MAR 20. 1:00 PM

McMahan's Funeral Chapel

249 South Main Street

Rutherfordton, NC, 28139


MAR 20

Eternal Hills Memorial Park

1565 Oakland Rd

Forest City, NC, 28043

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