Brookshire, Todd

Todd Bennett Brookshire

August 8, 1991 - October 8, 2020

On October 8, 2020, the world lost a most unique and amazing spirit. With his unbridled and authentic nature, Todd Bennett Brookshire guided his friends and family by reminding them to stop, breathe and celebrate the little things in life.

Foremost, Todd was an artist with an inquisitive nature that led him to explore and search for true enlightenment. In addition to painting, writing, singing and creating electronic media, Todd was inspired to practice the art of massage therapy, using his healing hands and spirit to bring comfort to others. From a young age he was able to channel his imagination and perspective into enthralling and deeply impactful paintings and drawings.  He not only enjoyed an eclectic taste in music, but had a resplendent voice, capable of enrapturing everyone in the room when belting out a ballad at the top of his lungs.  He was also a talented dancer, and performed as part of dance troupe in his younger years. His creativity extended to works of literature as well, writing poems, stories and had been actively designing a video game.

He was passionate about nature and the outdoors and was most at peace hiking through the park with his dogs (Daffodil and Kimahri) by his side.  He enjoyed such a connection with animals and recently volunteered at the local SPCA.

Todd was creative, incredibly kind, an excellent listener, fun-loving, a bit mischievous and above all else, a free spirit. He had the courage to be his true self, to keep putting one foot in front of the other when he experienced adversity, and showed a level of resilience that many do not possess. He was blessed with special friends that loved and supported him and recognized what an amazing and unique soul he had. His family loved him unconditionally and he will forever be in our hearts.

Todd is survived by his Mother, Jennifer Piazza and Step-Father, Tony Piazza, Jr. of McKinney, Texas; Father, Anthony Brookshire, Jr. of McKinney, Texas; Brother, Hayden Carter Brookshire of Carrollton, Texas; Grandmother, Deborah King of Rockwall; Great- Grandmother, Marianna Carter of Denton,Texas; Grandfather, Anthony Brookshire, Sr. and Wife, Kimberly of Whitehouse, Texas; Great-Grandmother, Sadie Johnson of Whitehouse, Texas; Grandmother, Janell Noble of Whitehouse; recently found Grandfather, Robert Dunbar and wife, Diane of Mansfield,Texas; Grandparents, Tony Piazza, Sr. and Theresa Piazza of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving family members.

He was preceded in death by his Grandfather, James Monroe Noble Grandfather, AC King; and Great-Grandfather, Roy Carter.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, which will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page. A recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Todd’s obituary page.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

When the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Todd and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in their vehicle, watch the live streamed service on their personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). can be used to inform the family of any donations made. livestream

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I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that your wonderful memories of Todd, sustain you through this difficult time. teresa leakey, October 19, 2020 My condolences to you, Jennifer and your entire family during this difficult season. May the love and memories of your son comfort your heart. I will pray for you all as you move forward. YoLanda Roach, October 16, 2020 I feel like I knew todd. I met him once and I heard so much from him mom and his step dad that I felt like I knew him. I wish him peace Melea Martinez, October 14, 2020 No life can be summed up with words. I hope that in this difficult time, your family can find strength in the many great memories you made with Todd. My condolences. Be well. Bill McClellan, October 14, 2020 Jennifer. I have no words to describe how terribly I feel I can only imagine the grief you and your family are experiencing. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Thomas Knight, October 14, 2020 Jennifer, sending lots of strength and love to you and your family. Harpreet Sidhu, October 14, 2020 Praying and sending all my love to you and your family. Carolina Reis, October 14, 2020 Jen and loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss. I am there with you in spirit and am praying for peace, comfort, and that you are surrounded by love in this trying time. Much love,
Sara Cohenour, October 14, 2020 What a special angel. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know and love Todd. I am wrapping you all up with love.
Tamara Anderson, October 14, 2020 Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and hang in there. Eric Nguyen, October 14, 2020 RIP Charles Comer Williams, October 14, 2020 My condolences to your family! Todd was such a sweet person and was always kind to my children. You will be missed! Tabitha Puryear, October 14, 2020 My heart goes out to all of Todd's family and friends. While I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Todd personally, I know how loved he was by my friend, and his father, Anthony. Todd and his entire family and circle of friends are in my prayers. Darren Darren Beatty, October 13, 2020 Jennifer, The UTSW PA Program faculty, staff and students are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time of loss and bereavement. Please know that while we cannot physically be with you, our thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs are indeed being sent your way to provide you and your family with an overwhelming fortress of support and strength. We are all here to support you! Temple Howell-Stampley, MD Department Chair and Program Director UT Southwestern PA Program Temple Howell-Stampley, MD, October 13, 2020 Anthony, I can't imagine what you are going through. Such a tragedy. My heart is broken for you. Your son was a truly amazing young man! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will send a donation to NIMH in his honor. Hugs!
Cindy Johnson, October 13, 2020 Anthony, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Todd. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen Colleen OHara, October 13, 2020 God bless you guys during this time of need
Edward Freeman, October 13, 2020 Sweet cousin, You are forever my PIC (partner in crime). Forever a best friend. Forever "chip & dip". My heart is shattered, as you have left us so unexpectedly. You will always be our sweet guardian angel & I know you will watch over us. Thank you for the wonderful memories, the smiles, the laughs, the long talks, the love, the friendship & the unsupervised adventures. You will always be with us, every single day. I love you to the moon & back, Todd
Emily Anne Baggett, October 13, 2020
It’s crushing to know that Todd is gone. May you find peace in knowing that he was loved by many just as he loved many. Todd was a truly gifted soul who shared his gifts uniquely to a diverse number of people. I am here for you, to share in your grief, and listen and smile when you want to talk about all that Todd was. It will take a lifetime.
Lisa Canterberry , October 13, 2020 Dearest Jennifer and Tony, May God send His angels to surround and comfort you and the rest of your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please take care. You are good parents. “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4) Sincerely, Crystal Hlaing
Crystal Hlaing, October 13, 2020 May God bless this family with extra blessings of peace and comfort. I am beyond heartbroken to hear the news of Todd. He sounds like an amazing man that many loved. Much love and many hugs. ~Kim Mapes Kim Mapes, October 12, 2020 So sorry for the loss of such youth Joseph Barron, October 12, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss and will keep the Brookshire family in our prayers. Tom & Linda Howell, October 12, 2020 Praying for you my dear friend. May God keep you and your family in his comforting arms. My deepest condolences Love you, Erica B Erica Bracey , October 12, 2020 My heart breaks to hear this news. I will pray for you all. Peace be with you. Jana Rothbauer , October 12, 2020 Hey Todd, I never got the chance to meet you but I met your mother. She’s a dear classmate of mine & she’s a total charm! To have a mother like her I can only imagine the love you carried with you! Rest well! You are greatly missed! I have contributed to mom’s PA class gift since we can’t imagine how she is doing. She will be an awesome PA who can share her love with her future patients. Mother was proud of you and you will be proud of her too! Jennifer Balcazar, October 12, 2020