Dumisani Brandon Findlay Longwe


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Dumisani Longwe

Dumisani “Dumi” Brandon Findlay Longwe, 29 of Seattle WA passed away Saturday January 7th, 2023. Dumisani was born in Malawi on November 17th, 1993. During the early years of his life, Dumisani lived with his beloved maternal grandparents where he was famously known as “grandpa walking stick” as he was always by his side. Dumisani moved to the USA with his mother when he was 10 years old and grew up in Columbus Ohio and Bellevue Washington. He graduated from Interlake High school, class of 2012.

Dumisani had a heart of gold and was always the caring big brother to his cousins. He was kind, gentle and had an infectious smile which anyone who knew him would testify. Dumisani loved art, swimming and travelling while spending his days outdoors.

For a few years, Dumisani fought on and off the battle with mental health and substance abuse. Dumisani tried his best to take the steps to change the course of his life through several mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation treatments. But ultimately, the devil schemes and outsmarts even the most creative and savvy individuals and he did to our Dumisani. On January 7th, 2023, Dumisani accidentally overdosed on Fentanyl.

This opioid epidemic that took our Dumisani’s young precious life is increasing at an alarming rate. And if by sharing Dumisani’s story and struggles another young person’s life is saved, Dumisani’s death will not be in vain.

As a family we are devastated, in pain, shocked and numb but we would like to share our story so that not another family should ever go through what we have. To honor Dumisani’s legacy, let us spread the awareness and truth about this opioid pandemic that is killing our loved ones.

Dumisani is survived by his beloved mother Wezi Longwe, stepdad Reginald Lingard, his beloved maternal aunties, Chimwemwe (Oscar) Mablekisi, Nyembezi (Felix) Ochiabuto, Faith (Charles) Simango, and Linda Longwe; his maternal uncle Herbert (Thandeka) Longwe, maternal cousins Bhekinkosi and Vusi Simango, Chinasa, Chidi and Mayibase Ochiabuto, Lucy, Thembi and Thumbiko Mablekisi, Themba, Unandi and Jikama Longwe. Dumisani is also survived by his paternal uncles Adrian and Graham Findlay, his half-brother Christopher (CJ) Findlay, paternal cousins Corey, Lorna, Rihanna, Jordan, Alistair and Owen Findlay, numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends. The late Dumisani is preceded in death by his father Christopher “Topher” Findlay and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist church, 6400 108th Ave NE, Kirkland WA on January 29th, 2023, from 2-4pm, refreshments will follow. Dumisani’s body will then be repatriated to Malawi, the home where always had a special place in his heart and where his burial will take place.

Condolence contributions can be sent through Zelle: Faith Simango (425)260-8504 OR Venmo: @ Faith-Simango OR Cashapp $FaithSimango


Psalm 4:8 “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou Lord, only makest me dwell in safety”

60 Responses to “Dumisani Brandon Findlay Longwe”

  • Janerose Wairioko says:

    I share this poem as it brings me a lot of comfort.

    Broken Chain Poem
    “We little knew that day, God was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you.
    The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide.
    And although we cannot see you, You are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same.
    But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.”

  • Betty Mkwinda-Nyasulu says:

    Wezi, Faith and the whole family,

    Pepani kwambiri chifukwa cha chiphyinjo ichi.

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved, Dumisani.

    Revelation 21:4 “… [H]e will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away”.

  • Megan Chimwaza says:

    I remember growing up with Dumi and being so excited whenever he would come to our family barbecues when we were kids! He was always so full of joy and happiness and always made sure me and my cousins were having a great time. I will always remember Dumi with warm memories and joy. May he Rest in peace.

  • Pauline Soko-Chimwaza says:

    May God comfort you Wezi.Everything has already been said. May Dumi’s beautiful soul rest in God’s eternal love.

  • Masimbiti Kunje says:

    It felt like shuttering sharp edges of glass piercing through the skin , it felt raw when I first heard about Dumisani’s passing. Wezi and family , May the Good Lord shelter, protect and give you strength as you prepare for this long difficult journey to lay Dumi to rest .

  • Marsha says:

    Wezi – what is difficult to say with words we will do with our hearts as we comfort you & the whole family in love & prayer. Through this loss we pray & stand in the gap for you. God cover you now & always🕊

  • Kondwani Nyirenda says:

    Wezi and the whole family,
    May the Lord almighty give you the strength and comfort that you need at this difficult time. May He alone be your guide and may He see you through all this and meet you at your point of need in the name of Jesus Christ.🙏🙏

  • Miya Longwe says:

    Cousin Wezi, my heart felt condolences. My you find the strength to move on and cherish the memories of my nephew. I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

  • Maggie Pallo says:

    My sincere condolences to you Wezi and family.A young life has been uprooted in his prime. Thank you for sharing his life story.We thank the Lord for entrusting you with his life.Fare thee well Dumi!

  • John Pangani says:

    Most of the times when the young bury the old, time may heal the pain and sorrow. But when the process is reversed, the pain and sorrow never fades away but remains forever.

    Even the song has ended but the sweet melody lingers on…He will be remembered forever.

    Keep your faith tight strong the Longwe family.

    Dumisani Soul Rest In Comfort🛐

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