OBITUARY

Hilda Byerly Branch

January 29, 1936April 9, 2019
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Hilda Byerly Branch, 83, passed away April 9, 2019 and is now "Stayin' Alive" in heaven following a period of declining health.

Hilda was born in High Point, January 29, 1936, a daughter of the late Willis and Hylie Stewart Byerly. She was a loving mother to six children, enjoyed gardening and the beach. Hilda loved to dance in her younger days and enjoyed spending time reading and relaxing with her cats. Later in life, she obtained her CNA license and enjoyed working with Alzheimer's patients through home health care. Hilda was preceded in death by her son, Mike Branch. She was known as Mom, Nanny, Little Grandma, Granny and Ma.

Hilda's quotable: "Steven Tyler is my husband", "I was almost a wing walker", "It's just a flea" and "This too shall pass".

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Solomon and husband Ted; four sons, Jeffrey Branch and wife Denise, Andy Branch, Allen Branch and wife Olinda and Jim Steed and wife Dana; thirteen grandchildren, Shorty, Tommy, Hollie, Nicholas, Kinza, Jeffrey, C.J., Knoah, Zouiey, Tori, Hudson, Harper and Emery; fifteen great-grandchildren and her beloved four legged friend, Scamper.

A Celebration of Hilda's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Randy Carroll. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. and at other times the home of Jeffrey and Denise Branch. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice of the Piedmont.

  • FAMILY

  • Willis & Hylie Stewart Byerly, Parents
  • Brenda Solomon & husband Ted, Daughter
  • Mike Branch, Son
  • Jeffrey Branch & wife Denise, Son
  • Andy Branch, Son
  • Allen Branch & wife Olinda, Son
  • Jim Steed & wife Dana, Son
  • Mrs. Branch is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Shorty, Tommy, Hollie, Nicholas, Kinza, Jeffrey, C.J., Knoah, Zouiey, Tori, Hudson, Harper, and Emmy; fifteen great-grandchildren and her beloved four legged friend, Scamper.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandel Kimmons
  • Jaxon Kimmons
  • Knoah Solomon
  • NIcholas Kimmons
  • Shorty Kimmons
  • Ted Solomon
  • DONATIONS

  • The Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Hilda Byerly Branch

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Carson & Janice Lomax

April 12, 2019

To the entire Branch Family, we send our sincerest condolences. Janice worked with Denise and heard so many fond memories with Hilda. May these memories along with God give you strength, comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

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Biography

Hilda Byerly Branch, 83, passed away April 9, 2019 and is now "Stayin' Alive" in heaven following a period of declining health.

Hilda was born in High Point, January 29, 1936, a daughter of the late Willis and Hylie Stewart Byerly. She was a loving mother to six children, enjoyed gardening and the beach. Hilda loved to dance in her younger days and enjoyed spending time reading and relaxing with her cats. Later in life, she obtained her CNA license and enjoyed working with Alzheimer's patients through home health care. Hilda was preceded in death by her son, Mike Branch. She was known as Mom, Nanny, Little Grandma, Granny and Ma.

Hilda's quotable: "Steven Tyler is my husband", "I was almost a wing walker", "It's just a flea" and "This too shall pass".

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Solomon and husband Ted; four sons, Jeffrey Branch and wife Denise, Andy Branch, Allen Branch and wife Olinda and Jim Steed and wife Dana; thirteen grandchildren, Shorty, Tommy, Hollie, Nicholas, Kinza, Jeffrey, C.J., Knoah, Zouiey, Tori, Hudson, Harper and Emery; fifteen great-grandchildren and her beloved four legged friend, Scamper.

A Celebration of Hilda's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Randy Carroll. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. and at other times the home of Jeffrey and Denise Branch. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice of the Piedmont.