Brandis Evena Paul was born Nov. 6, 1980 in Panama City. She entered eternal rest Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 38.

She was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola. Brandis loved the beach, sunsets, being on the water, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her parents Skeeter Paul and Vena Rogers; sisters Carrie Tipton, Reagan Paul, Sallie Rose Paul and Kayla Rogers; brothers Zach Paul, Seth Rogers, and Michael Rogers; grandparents Allen and Sallie “MamMaw” Paul; nieces Jaylyn Tipton, Jostyn Tipton, Lucy Paul, Riah Benjamin and Ryla Claire Benjamin; nephew Maddox Paul; cousins Cassie May, Jecca Chisholm, Justin Norred, Roger Mathis, and Allen Mathis; aunts and uncles, Barbara Mathis and husband, Roger; Terri Lynn Paul; Stan Norred and wife, Sandee; and Joel Norred and wife, Susan; and many, many friends.

Preceded in death by her grandparents, Dorothy and Joe Norred, and stepdad, John Rogers.

“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

For you see in the end, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.”

 - Mother Teresa

Funeral services were held Monday, May 6 at Kelley Funeral Home, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.