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Violet Lola Branch, 100, Orange


Last updated 11/22/2021 at 1:36pm

Violet Lola Branch, 100, of Orange, passed away on November 5, 2021, at her home. A celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 19, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Valerie Sansing. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, she was the daughter of Joseph S. LeBlanc and Zadia (Smith) LeBlanc. She married the love of her life in September of 1942 in New Orleans, LA. After WWII they moved back to Port Arthur, Texas and started a family, living most of their life in Orange, Texas.

Violet was a member of the Womens Club of Orange for over 40 years serving in several different offices. She was an avid Bridge player and member of several Bridge Clubs in Orange never missing a chance to play with friends. Violet was also a long time member of Faith United Methodist Church, also attending Wesley United Methodist Church where she enjoyed listening to her son Randy Branch preach the word of God.

She loved to travel and meet new people, traveling to many destinations around the world with friends and family, enjoying her many vacations with her son Jim and wife Dianne. She also enjoyed the Saturdays she spent with Holly and April.

Violet was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who adored her family above all. She left a lasting impact on many lives and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, James W. Branch Sr.; parents, Joseph and Zadia LeBlanc; siblings, Velva Price, Minus LeBlanc, and Milford LeBlanc. She is survived by her children, James W. Branch, Jr. and wife Dianne, Randall R. Branch and wife Jane, and Holly Ann Dickson and husband Claude; grandchildren, Misty Bellow and husband Ricky, April Cunningham and husband Robert, Tracie Parzen and husband Jeremy, Jason Branch and wife Liz, and Justin Branch and wife Lily; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Loretta Douglas, Monica Malbrough, Mellouise Allen, and Marilyn Segura, for the love and care they provided for Mrs. Branch. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Building Fund for Faith United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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