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Dakotah Bromell, age 25, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 7, 2021, at St. John McComb Hospital in Michigan. Following a serious accident, Dakotah, while hospitalized was recovering well. He was looking forward to returning south to be with his family within a short time after discharge.
Dakotah is survived by his devoted parents, Stacy & Joy (stepmom) Bromell, and Shari & Herb (stepdad) Appel; his beloved brothers Dillon & Jeremy Bromell; loving grandparents, Carol Bromell, Carol Johnson, and Larry and Glenda Davis; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Dakotah received his GED while living in TN for a short time and spent most of his adult life working in the food industry, cooking. He loved to cook at home for his family whenever he could, and he had a knack for creating tasty dishes with whatever was available. During his recovery, he talked a lot with Mom about the foods he loved from his childhood and couldn't wait for Thanksgiving yams, “like only you can make, Mama,” he would say.
His creativity began at an early age. While just a young boy he loved to draw and had a unique style all his own when it came to his art. His talents also included music. At the age of 7, Dakotah began taking piano lessons and was able to not only read music but play by ear as well. As he got older, he developed a sound he loved to share with others and would sit down to play whenever a piano was available. Having mastered the piano, he moved on in later years to ukelele, guitar, and one of his favorites, a Native American flute - a sound that soothed him in his final weeks.
His love of animals, which began as a child, inspired him to spend hours outside, listening to owls, searching out tracks, and loving on all pets he encountered. Growing up he enjoyed spending hours fishing with Dad and Dillon, either at the beach, on a boat, or in any body of water fish could be found. He expressed eagerness to volunteer at the Humane Society, getting back to playing the piano, working with kids, and being active in his church.
Dakotah spent much of his life looking for the next best thing. It took him far from home and often down paths where he met pain. Following his accident, about a month before his passing, he recognized that God had spared his life and he didn't want to waste this second chance he'd been given. He expressed multiple times during his hospitalization that he wanted to leave Michigan as soon as possible and he turned his back on everything and everyone that had contributed to his pain. He longed to return to his parents and brothers in Georgia and Central Florida. Dakotah also looked forward to making positive changes in the world around him while serving the Lord.
Dakotah's radiant smile, infectious laugh, and loving nature brought all who knew him to love him. He will be sorely missed.
Our belief in our Lord Jesus Christ brings us hope of seeing Dakotah again when Christ comes in the clouds of glory, resurrecting all who love Him, to new life in Heaven. Dakotah gave his heart to Jesus and wished to be re-baptized. Our hope is for all who knew and loved Dakotah to also spend eternity with Jesus.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to send flowers, please instead consider making a donation in memory of Dakotah Bromell to one of the following charities:
Shriners Hospital for Children - https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/273578/#!/donation/checkout
Make-A-Wish Foundation - https://plannedgiving.wish.org/memorials-and-tribute-gifts
The Humane Society - https://legacy.humanesociety.org/memorials-and-tribute-gifts
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption - https://support.davethomasfoundation.org/site/Donation2? 2400.donation=form1&df_id=2400&mfc_pref=T