OBITUARY: Sophia Antoinette Brandel of Melbourne Passed Away Suddenly at 35 on May 10
By Space Coast Daily // May 19, 2023
She founded her own fashion design company, Niminy Pimany
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sophia Antoinette Brandel passed away suddenly at age 35 in Melbourne, Florida on May 10, 2023.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sophia was born June 6, 1987, at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Sophia moved with her parents, who both served in the United States Navy.
Sophia met her husband when he was stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia, with the United States Marine Corps. They were married on December 7, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida.
She has since resided in Melbourne, Florida, and has two beautiful children. She homeschooled both her children and volunteered at her church and with the homeschool co-op. She enjoyed growing pineapples and sewing.
She founded her own fashion design company, Niminy Pimany. Sophia was scheduled to work as the fashion director on several local films.
Sophia’s first priority was always her family.
She is survived by her children Antoinette “Annie” Brandel and Nathaniel “Nate Bob” Brandel; husband Nathaniel Brandel; father Jake (Tracy) Jacobellis; mother Deborah L. Jacobellis; grandmother Antoinette Jacobellis; grandfather Claybourne Houser; father and mother-in-law Mark and Jan Brandel; sisters Diana Jacobellis and Jessica Jacobellis; stepbrothers Cody Rojas and John Yost and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at her church, River Run Christian Church, 1660 Croton Road, Melbourne, Florida 32935. A private family burial will be at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida.