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Margaret Holland Branton

Margaret Holland Branton passed into eternal rest on January 1, 2021 after reaching her ninetieth birthday. She was born to Octavia Doughtie Holland and William Sylvester Holland. She graduated from Holland High School in the class of 1949. She married Robert Ralph Branton Sr. in January of 1950, who preceded her in death in 1994. She gardened, cooked, and was the glue that kept her family together. She worked hard to raise her six beloved children and could whip up a meal to feed their family of eight like no one else. She was a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Robert Branton Jr., Bill Branton and Phil Barnes, Holland and Claire Branton, Carrol and Diana Branton, Peggy Branton and Sydna Lindblad, Shirley and Bob Lewis. Grandchildren: Holly and Les Babb, Rachel and Chris Benton, Joe and Ashley Branton, Jennifer and Jesse Goodwin, Jordan and Sherri Branton, Annie Lewis and Spencer Garland, Amanda Lewis and Bennet Henkel.  Great grandchildren: Tydus and Lincoln Goodwin; Alice, Joy, and Beau Branton; and Elizabeth Garland-Lewis. She found great joy in her friendships with Sister-in-law Evelyn Clements; loving, faithful, and loyal caregiver Venora Worrell; cherished friend of the family Karen Sallaz; life-long friend Doris Glenn; devoted nurse and dear friend Carolyn Bryant Blackford; and her multitude of cats. 

A private graveside service will be held in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com.

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Peggy and family so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May God give you Pease in these trying times.

Wanda F Futrell May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Peggy, Bill and family, I am saddened to read the passing of your mother. You were so blessed to have her for so many years. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Doris Johnson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Shirley, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Susan Sene May 13 2021 12:00 AM

SO many good memories of time with the Branton family and so many things that happened along the way with your Momma that just make me laugh out loud. I truly felt like part of the family and got to experience things I never thought I would....riding through Whaleyville with pans of scrapple in the back of the pickup, riding motorcycles and tuna fish and eggs. Will always hold those memories dear and know that I will be thinking of the whole family during this hard time. I can hear Grandma "Tavy" welcoming her....come on up here you jackrabbit! Love you guys.

Brink May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you. Margaret was a very special person. Fred

Fred Panton May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sweet Mrs Branton ,what fond memories I have spending with she and the family as a child. She was a wonderful lady through and through

Lavada Werner May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She will forever be in your

Edward Hollowell May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We met Mrs Margaret Branton and her beautiful family 25 years ago and have loved them ever since. Margaret so full of laughter and quick wit. She will always live in my heart. Rest in God's eternal peace dear Margaret.

Karen Sallaz May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Your Mom was always full of smiles! Prayers and hugs, Claudia

Claudia Zuniga Peele May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences are extended to Carrol and Diana and all of the Branton family on your loss of such a sweet lady. Your wonderful memories will keep her in your hearts forever. May you find comfort and strength from each other and from her love for each of you in the days ahead. In Christian sympathy and love.

Great Fork Baptist Church May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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