OBITUARY

Jimmy Dale "Big Jim" Branch

December 27, 1946May 9, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Jackson, MS - Jimmy Dale Branch "Big Jim" was born December 27th, 1946 in Holmes County and passed away at his Jackson, Mississippi residence on Thursday, May 09, 2019 at the age of 72. He retired as Yazoo City Police Chief and currently an Auto Recovery Agent.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Tillman Branch and Maxine Ables Branch; his sisters, Patty Branch Wigginton, Joyce Branch Woods and Grandson Nathan Dale. He leaves behind a loving Wife, Susan Dianne Branch and daughters, Shelby Joyce Branch Marek (Michael), Patsy Maxine Branch Bollin (Thomas), Susan Malone (Robert), and son, Philip Freeman. Grandchildren; Harper, Lawrell, Addison, Madilyn "PJ", Annabelle "Belle", Maci "TJ", Carla, Nicole and Amber; many great grandchildren, cousins, neice, nephew and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at Lakewood Funeral Home with Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 pm.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Tillman Branch and Maxine Ables Branch; his sisters, Patty Branch Wigginton, Joyce Branch Woods and Grandson Nathan Dale. He leaves behind a loving Wife, Susan Dianne Branch and daughters, Shelby Joyce Branch Marek (Michael), Patsy Maxine Branch Bollin (Thomas), Susan Malone (Robert), and son, Philip Freeman. Grandchildren; Harper, Lawrell, Addison, Madilyn "PJ", Annabelle "Belle", Maci "TJ", Carla, Nicole and Amber; many great grandchildren, cousins, neice, nephew and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Memories

Jimmy Dale "Big Jim" Branch

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Elizabeth Wigginton

May 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Stephen just now got the fb message so we obviously didn’t make the service. I am keeping you in my prayers. My heart goes out to you all.

SHARON GEISHEIMER

May 13, 2019

YOU WERE SO MUCH FUN TO BE WITH ON YOUR VISITS. WILL CERTAINLY MISS OUR CONVERSTIONS ABOUT LIFE!!

Robin Bryen

May 13, 2019

Jimmy- You were such a good hearted soul. I remember you coming to Nebraska to pick up my grandma and take her to Mississippi so she could visit Aunt Louise. I have so many great memories of you, and you will be truly missed.

Susan and Tom Bollin

May 13, 2019

We send our thoughts and prayers to Jim's family. We had the privilege of being introduced to Jim through our son, Thomas. Thomas is Jim's Son in law.
The last time I saw Jim was about 3 weeks ago . He was sitting on the porch with his wife, Diane. I saw Jim sitting on the porch with Diane many times before but this time I could see Jim's body language was different. Jim was sitting off side of Diane . He was staring at Diane. Diane was looking elsewhere at that moment. But Jim, Jim was just looking at Diane with love and contentment. I saw a tenderness in that moment that gave me pause. I wish I would have taken a photo of that moment to give to Diane. I will treasure that memory of Jim. He spoke of his love for Diane that day without saying a word.

Jim has left a great impression on us. He was always there with a story to leave us laughing. He was a loving Father in law to our son, Thomas. A great Dad to his Daughter (Patsy). And a wonderful Grandpa to his (our) Grandchildren, Madi, Annabelle and Maci. He is greatly loved and will be missed.

Sammy Branch

May 12, 2019

Jimmy was my dad’s half brother and we were raised in Goodman and spent many good times together. Our birthdays are within 6 months of each other. I had not seen him in over 45 years so a few months ago I looked him up and visited him at his home in Clinton. He showed me his puppies he was raising. He loved animals. He will missed but his love for family and friends will live on forever. May God comfort his family and give them the peace that surpasses all human understanding.

Susan Calhoun

May 11, 2019

My deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to the family of Jimmy Branch. I especially want to say to Jo and Shelley, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Know that Jimmy loved you both very much and would always do anything for you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both at this time and may God keep you wrapped in his love. Love to you both. Susan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY