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Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX

OBITUARY

Audrey "Jean" Branham

October 24, 1938June 22, 2020

Audrey "Jean" Branham was born on October 24, 1938, in Lufkin, TX, to Dad, Otha B. Stephens and Mom, Audrey Harvill Stephens. On October 19, 1953, she married Jerry John Branham. They raised five sons and one daughter, Johnny James, Jerrel Jay, Joey Jason, Jennifer Jane, Jackie Joel and Jamie Jarret.

Jean had a passion for creating many beautiful things. She made and decorated cakes. She made too many quilts to count, for so many people! She made all 6 of her kids clothes! She owned a business making drapery through her creative designs with designers working with her. She was sought after because of the integrity of her work and superior quality.

She was a natural born leader. She enjoyed playing piano, singing praises, worshiping and hosting Bible Studies. She was a soul winner, leading many to Christ. She taught Sunday school and served in her church as a young adult leader with her husband, when they lived in California. She had a heart for bringing people together. Reunions for Harvill (Jean's family) & Harvel (Jerry's family) were a big part of our lives! Her gift of hospitality welcomed you in with delicious homemade food with a servant’s heart. Jean was a lover of Jesus and she was known for her quick wit, wisdom, and her kind and compassionate spirit.

She was preceded in death by her Dad and Mom, her brothers, Billy Stephens and O. B. and Ruth Stephens, her neice, Darlene Williams, her son-in-law Ronnie Stepanski, her 1st great-grandchild, Riley James Monteith. Her In-Laws, Reverend John and Mrs. Jeanetta Branham, her sisters-in-law Janice and Judy and her brothers-in-law Joel Branham and Jack and Shirley Branham, and her nephew Kelly Hawthorne.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years Jerry, their six children Johnny and Beverly, Jerrel and Bobbi, Joey and Karin, Jennifer Stepanski, Jack and Kelly and Jamie and Tessie. Her 17 grandchildren were her pride and joy; Kelley and Craig, Justin and Sarah, Jonathan and Kelli, Caleb and Brenda, Danielle, Joy, Jeremy and Nicah, Hailey, Corey, Sam, Zach, Austin and Jordan, Baylee, Peyton, Ayden, Seth and Isabella. Her seven great-grandchildren Cody, Kinsley, Noah, Locke, Kyndal, Blake and Dane and one on the way! Also, her brothes and sisters, Donald and Danett Stephens, Yvonne and Red Poage, Jeff and Karen Branham, JoAnn and Fred Hawthorne. David and Janie, and so many more special nieces and nephews, that were all such a huge part of her days. She adored all her many great nieces and nephews, which includes twins Ruth and DJ. She took in all the kids of her daughters-in-law families as well, as Grandma and Grandma Zoo Zoo! She babysit any and all kids! Everyone who knew Jean knew that her family was her heart!

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. inside the Chapel of Calvary Hill Funeral Home. Her funeral service will commence on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., after which she will be escorted to the Calvary Hill Cemetery to be laid to rest. Following the committal ceremony, Jean's family would like to invite her friends and loved ones to gather in fellowship with refreshments in the event room of Calvary Hill.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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  • Committal Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Reception

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

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Michael Stephens

June 26, 2020

To my dearest sweet Aunt, you were always a positive influence in my life. May you Rest In Peace.

Your nephew,
Michael

Lorena Collier

June 26, 2020

I remember how many times Mom and Dad would tell me Jean and Jerry dropped by. Jean was always caring for someone. She will be missed.

Kirk Stephens

June 26, 2020

Aunt Jean, my earliest memory of Aunt Jean was when I would spend the night over at their house by the RR tracks in Aldine. I watched in amazement at the time and patience she would spend explaining and caring for those she loved. The out and out compassion she would share just amazed me, even to this day. I understand it now and from where it came. She had a relationship with our Heavenly Father and it showed. Later in life as I became a young man, aunt Jean was not just compassionate but ........ let me say, she had a feisty side. I have seen her get her feathers ruffled over just 2 things. One, if she thought you were speaking or referring the scriptures wrongly or misrepresenting. Lookout, that aggressive Stephens in her would COME ON OUTTT. LOL Also if she was incline to feel someone was hammering on one of her loved ones. She had the abilities to meet you mentally with a swift rebuttal. My Aunt was and is a jewel, whom I will see after I have ran my race and completed my course .

Debbie Harvel

June 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Jean.
She was an amazing person and will be missed by all. She had a big heart for the Lord and touched many lives. She was loved by everyone.


Mary Crawford

June 25, 2020

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She has always made the world a better place.

Love,

Bobby and Mary (Tiny) Crawford

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FROM THE FAMILY