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Brandon “B-12” Arthelle Daniel

April 3, 1979 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 42)

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Brandon “B-12” Arthelle Daniel was born in a loving, Christian home on April 3, 1979, in Culver City, California, to Howard K. and Linda F. Daniel.

He attended Michigan City High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business and Accounting at Purdue University. Brandon was two classes shy of completing his Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting.

Brandon planned to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant and had recently launched his own accounting firm, Daniel Accounting Group, LLC.

Brandon, affectionately known as “Mr. D.” to hundreds of students, served as a Math teacher and Director of Technology at Gary Middle College in Gary, Indiana, for the past 9 years.

Brandon developed a love for music at a very early age. He began writing lyrics in elementary school, collecting years of notebooks and performing in local talent shows. Over the next several years, B-12 went on to become part of the legendary hip hop group G.O.N., one of the first to ever do it in Michigan City. He later became one-half of Midwikid with his long-time brother and friend Donald “M.A.G.” Robinson. At the turn of the century, Midwikid signed with Divine Mill/Arista Records and released the critically acclaimed album Something Wikid This Way Comes… “B-12” went on to focus on family and career, but his love for music never died. He resumed his art in 2010, when he began writing and recording again, and started working with Adam Wood of Laidlaw Productions and several local artists in 2015.

Brandon was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He was also affectionately known as “Peanut,” “B.A.D.” and “Bran” to family and close friends, and had a great sense of humor and fashion sense, never leaving the house without being dripped from head to toe.

As a child, he loved hanging like one of the “big boys” with his Aunt Mauya, Uncle Wendell and big brother, Terrence. He loved movies and comedy, and often spent time “taking a spin around the block” to the beach to reflect and clear his head. Brandon was a huge inspiration to local artists and youth as a recording artist and one of the few African American male Math teachers in Northwest Indiana.

On Dec. 13, 2021, the Lord called Brandon home. Brandon was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Howard K. Daniel; grandparents, James and Irene McCollough, Edgar N. and Hattie Mae Daniel; great-grandmother Princella “Granmo” Rucker; and his special cousins, Shanna McCollough and Courtney Rowell Sr.

A Public Visitation will be held on Friday Dec. 17, 2021, at Faith City Assembly of God at 1314 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana, 46360, at 4-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Faith City Assembly of God with visitation at 12:00noon and service at 1:00pm. Burial immediately following services at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.  Pastor Ronald Gaston will do the Eulogy. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

Brandon leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Lindsay; four children, Briance Dominique, Brandon Arthelle Daniel II, Jayla Raye DaShanna of her mother Angel Scherrbaum, and Braelon Akir., along with other children he raised as his own, including Lexus, Micah, Bryson Isaiah, De’Sean, and Braydon; his wonderful mother, Linda F. Daniel; a brother Terrence McCollough, all of Michigan City, Indiana; sisters Venita J. (Tony) Alexander of Sheridan, Colorado, Patty R. Daniel of Skokie, Illinois, Gloria L. Daniel of Illinois, and Cornelia “Connie” Harrison of West Lafayette, Indiana, along with several other siblings. He also leaves to cherish his memory high school sweetheart Courtney Bannwart, with whom he shares three grandchildren, Mikey, Brizaree, and Machari; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and fans.


 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Faith City Assembly of God Church
1314 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Visitation
Saturday
December 18, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Faith City Assembly of God Church
1314 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 18, 2021

1:00 PM
Faith City Assembly of God Church
1314 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
December 18, 2021

Swan Lake Memorial Gardens
5700 US HWY20
Michigan City, IN 46360

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