Edna Vernice Branch "Gram"

January 13, 1925February 20, 2018

Edna Vernice Branch, 93 of Ocoee, FL passed away on February 20, 2018. Known to all as “Gram”, she had a loving heart and cared for her family and friends. To her family, Gram was their “Angel on Earth” and now will be their “Angel in Heaven”.

Gram was preceded in death by her two children: Linda (Ray) Green and Wayne Branch and is survived by her five beloved grandchildren: Steven Letzkus, Valleri Smith, Cory Branch, Magan Branch and Mathew Branch; by her three great grandchildren: Angie Letzkus, Kevin Letzkus and Bain Branch; her two great-great grandchildren and her loving daughters-in-law, Donna Branch and Cindy Branch. She will be forever loved by her siblings, extended family, and dear friends.

Gram was born in Miami, FL on January 13, 1925 and lived in Georgia and Tennessee before making her home in the Orlando area. She worked for Lockheed Martin, as well as Mayflower Retirement Community, where she brought joy to all with her gentle nature and spiritual heart.

Services will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 on Friday, February 23, 2018 with family receiving friends from 9:00–10:00am and funeral service to follow at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL.



  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018


  • Final Resting Place

Edna Vernice Branch "Gram"

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Sharon Wilson

April 3, 2018

I will surly miss my Great Aunt Vernese... I sure loved that women of God... Every time i made it to orlando id make a special trip to visit. You would never leave her house hungry or without prayer.. She loved the Orange Goves.. I miss Linda as well. I'm Extreamly saddened to find her passing. After calling and getting no awnser on the phone I thought I should just search her name. I'm the grandaugter of her sister Amanda Izell Wilson. Strangely enough her sister was born in 1911 thats her street address. My name is Sharon Lynn.. and she lived on Sherry Lynn terrace. I spoke to on the phone quite often. She was so proud of me. She loved her Winn-Dixie that I designed in Apopka until it closed. She was supper excited and suppotive of me that I moved to Upstate New York to continue my Architectural Career... i remember her pulling up at my Grandmas in her voltswagon bug. I thought she was rich when i was very small. She spread love and Jesus evry where she went that is her Legacy. I will load some pictures. I will dig out more.. i have lots. I left Aunt Vernese a DVD full of all of my Grandmas old black and whight Photos about 4 years ago. We had a grand old time looking through them on the tv screen and reminiscing.. please connect with me if you like we are Family and more importantly brothers and sister in Christ. No I'm not a crazy frantic, I'm allot like GRAM.

Angelikah Letzkus

March 10, 2018

She spent her life the best way she could. In her younger years we went on so many adventures. Some of my favorite memories are pancakes and flap jacks for morning breakfast on the weekends. Traveling to Tennessee to see the Children's Home that she worked in and seeing the mountains, we went hiking. The many nights we spent talking and she told me about life during the depression. All of the family reunions and living together because she was part of always made me feel at home.
The grief and loss we feel is a testament to how she impacted us all. She lived such an amazing 93yrs and she wasn't shy about knowing her time was coming and as much as it hurts "us" she wouldn't want us to just survive day by day, she would want to see us thriving and living our lives the best we can and always remember family.
I love you Gram and miss you terribly

Angelika Letzkus(great granddaughter)