|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2013|
Mrs. Marjorie Burke Brannen, age 91, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Ogeechee Area Hospice, surrounded by loved ones. She died of complications from a stroke. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a 1939 graduate of Georgia Teachers College High School where she was the class Valedictorian. She was a homemaker most of her life. Mrs. Brannen was a loving and faithful servant at Clito Baptist Church. She was the oldest active member, having served many years as pianist, clerk, secretary and treasurer. She was still active in the choir. In fact, "Miss Margie" RAN the choir.
Mrs. Brannen enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Society for several years. She will always be remembered for her energy and zest for life and her unequaled fashion sense.
Mrs. Brannen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, C.B. Brannen; a son, PFC James Robert Brannen, USMC KIA 1966; her parents, John and Alice Phillips Burke and a brother, J. C. Burke.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Jeanette Brannen of Statesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, June B. and Raymond Waters of Brooklet and Cindy B. and Doug Finn of Norris, TN; eight grandchildren, Lisa B. Andrus, Lynne Brannen, Michael Waters, Travis Brannen, Erin W. Adams, Leslie B. Bowdoin, Matthew Waters and Jarrod Hunter; 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Additionally she is survived by her best friends, Ruby Edenfield and Eloise Phillips and special family friend, Patsy M. Overstreet.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00pm at the Clito Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Zellner and Rev. J.D. Turner officiating. The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro.
Pallbearers will be Michael Waters, Matthew Waters, Travis Brannen, Chase Brannen, Matt Adams and Justin Brannen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clito Baptist Church Deacons and members of the Adult Sunday School Class.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459 or Clito Baptist Church Building Fund, 10062 Clito Road, Statesboro, GA 30461.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
John Clinton Burke (1896 - 1933)
Alice Phillips Burke (1901 - 1972)
Charlie Brooks Brannen (1917 - 2004)
John Charles Brannen (1944 - 2014)*
James Robert Brannen (1946 - 1966)*
Marjorie Burke Brannen (1922 - 2013)
John Clinton Burke (1925 - 1972)*
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
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