|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2009|
DECATUR - Alice Branson was swept up into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Visitation and funeral service will be on Saturday, September 5, at Summit Avenue Baptist Church, 1715 N. Summit Ave, Decatur. Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, the funeral service will begin at 1pm. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements. She was born February 5, 1925 at Cerro Gordo, Illinois, to Wilbur Cleveland Lichtenberger and Jennie Lichtenberger (Hayes). Alice attended school in Decatur graduating in 1943 from Decatur High. She was employed at Illinois Power Company, where she met the love of her life, Tom Branson. They were married on October 14, 1944. On November 16, 1953, Alice and Tom gave their hearts to Jesus Christ while listening to a radio broadcast., "The Haven of Rest". After Tom was called to the ministry, Alice was his cherished helpmate at many central Illinois churches. Alice had an incredible memory and could recite poems and ditties learned as a child, and entertained her family by singing many old-time hymns around the house. She loved the Lord, her family and her flowers. She is survived by husband, Tom. Alice and Tom raised three lovely daughters: Judi (Mike) Hunter of Georgetown, TX; Jennifer (David) Sheets of Crescent City, CA; and Melanie (Antonio) Cantu of Decatur. Sisters: Ruth ( Lloyd) Coate, Evelyn (Melvin) Hayes, Janet (Ronnie) Devore, all of Decatur; Carolyn (George) Delp of Sun City West, AZ. She leaves several beloved grandchildren and a host of other relatives. She was preceded by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. "A virtuous woman, her price is far above that of rubies." Proverbs 31:10 Obituary written by family members.
Published in Decatur Herald & Review on September 3, 2009
Wilbur C Lichtenberger (1889 - 1964)
Jennie Hayes Lichtenberger (1887 - 1963)
Boiling Springs Cemetery
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
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