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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Branch Edward Branham

23 August, 193828 June, 2020
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Branch Edward Branham, 81, an Elder of The Monacan Nation, was called home on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Branch (Bird) was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; his son, Dane, his parents, Lucien and Cora; brothers, Delmar, Bo, and Gene Autry and sisters, Shirley and Gertrude. He is survived by his son, Dwayne (McKenzie) of Amherst; four daughters, Dee Dee Hitt (Woody), Vickie Branham, Darlene Fifer, all of Big Island and Tiffany Tyree (C.T.) of Raphine and a sister, Juanita Moran (Dean).

Branch is also survived by his “honey bunny”, Geraldine Branham and her children, Albert (Donna) and Sherry (Dwayne) and Troy; twelve grandchildren; twenty seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special grandson, Colton; four special nephews, Eric, Aaron, Delmar Jr., and Dean; a special niece, Debbie Lynn Short and his loving canine companion, Mikey.

Branch retired from Houff Transfer and was a member of the Tabernacle Church of God in Big Island and an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Amherst County. Branch was devoted to his God, his family, and The Monacan Nation.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with The Rev. Sam Jones and Pastor Sam Stump, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery in Amherst County.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Monacan Tribal Hall for a meal after the services and other times at Geraldine’s home.

The family wishes to thank Centra Health Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Colton Branham, Active
  • Eric Branham, Active
  • Aaron (Tink) Branham
  • Delmar Branham, Jr.
  • Albert Branham
  • Dean Branham
  • Mark Bryant
  • Donnie Reeves
  • Dwayne Branham, Honorary
  • Roger Dale Branham

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 1 July , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 2 July , 2020

Memories

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Denise Wilkinson

July 2, 2020

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Bird always had a kind word and a smile. He'll be fondly remembered! We have you all in our prayers.

Sheila Wilson

July 2, 2020

Dear Vickie, Darlene, Dwayne, and Dee Dee,
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Please know all of you are in my sincere thoughts and prayers.
May Branch Rest In Peace and Rise In Glory.

Buddy Johns

July 1, 2020

Words cannot properly express our sorrow to learn of Branch's passing. I have so many great memories of Branch and his family that span many years. Branch was a friend to all and had a story for everyone. He will be greatly missed. May God bless and comfort the family during this very difficult time. Buddy and Linda Johns

Charlotte Childress

July 1, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are for God to wrap his arms of compassion around you and help each of you at this difficult time.

We shared many years together at church. Branch was always so friendly and always made sure he shook your hand. I will always remember his smile. He showed love to everyone.

Love and prayers from the Childress family



TRISH WOODIE

July 1, 2020

I had the privilege of meeting and working with Branch and Geraldine during his course of treatment at Pearson Cancer Center. Branch was such a joy to be around and Geraldine was an angel from God for sure. Keeping the family in prayer and know that I was truly blessed to have the opportunity- even for a brief time- to get to know Branch. God's peace and only the comfort he can give at this time be with all.
Love in Christ,
Trish Woodie

Crystal Crouch

July 1, 2020

I am so sorry for you all's loss. There is no words to describe a man like my bird.. Bird always made you felt welcome whenever you would go to his house. Whenever someone was depressed or upset and he comes around all that leaves cause you better count on laughing your butt off when he leaves. I will never forget you or your laugh. I will always love you my friend. Go rest high on the mountain and feeling no pain. I love all of you Dee Dee,Vicki,Darlene and Little bird.

rosa ware propst

June 30, 2020

will always remember mr branch from growing up over home he was always so friendly and kind to everyone and always so happy prayers to the family

Brenda Garrison

June 29, 2020

Branch will be greatly missed by his church family at St. Paul's. His beautiful prayers at the end of our church service were a blessing to us all! He was always our official greeter going around and shaking everyone's hand to welcome them to St. Paul's! RIP dear friend! We love you and will cherish your memory!

Rosa Martin

June 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. Branch was a good ole soul always full of laughter and jokes. I cant remember a time when I was around him that he didn't make me laugh. He will be sadly missed by all. Sending prayers.

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