202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/2/2015 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/3/2015 11:00:00
Lena Mae Branham, age 74 of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. She was born on September 19, 1940 in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Edman and Mamie (Lykins) Pugh. Lena had been a Willard resident for over 70 years.
Lena accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior from a young age and because of that had a very blessed life. She was a member of Ripley Chapel and also enjoyed attending various church singings, revivals, and fellowship dinners. Lena followed what 2 Timothy 4:7 says by “fighting a good fight, finishing the course, and keeping the faith.” Lena is now rejoicing in the splendor of Heaven with a new body with all of her family and friends that have gone before her.
The most important thing to Lena after God was definitely her family. She loved her husband, Robert L. Branham, whom she is survived by. They were married on August 6, 1960 and were blessed with a wonderful marriage. He stayed by her side and comforted her as she took her last breath. The “apples of her eyes” were her two surviving sons: Ricky L. Branham and Randall “Randy” S. Branham. Lena was always willing to go the extra mile to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by five grandchildren and two daughter-in-laws: Rev. Ricky and Victoria (Wilson) Branham, Joshua and Meagan (Music) Branham, Amanda Branham, KateLyn Branham, and MadaLyn Branham; Eight great-grandchildren: Wyatt Robinson, Ricky Branham, EmmaLyn Robinson, Riley Branham, Mila Branham, Vera Branham, Gabriel Branham, and KimberLyn Branham. She also greatly loved all of her siblings and all of their families being survived by many nieces and nephews.
Lena dedicated her working career to the Pioneer Rubber Company, which is where she enjoyed working for over 38 years. She also liked antiquing, especially collecting lamps and furniture, going to flea-markets, having garage sales, and spending time with friends.
In addition to her parents, Edman and Mamie (Lykins) Pugh, she was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister: Billy Ray Pugh, Edman Jr. Pugh, Anna Lee (Pugh) Gullett, Arnold Pugh, Bobbie Gene Pugh, Wayne Pugh, and Robert Pugh.
Visitation will be held at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral will also be held at Secor Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, at 11:00 am with her grandson Reverend Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. A dinner will be held immediately following at the Depot in the Park in Willard. Memorial contributions can be made to Ripley Chapel through Secor Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lena was a wonderful person I will never forget walking up to her house with Josh when we were younger she always made me feel like one of the family. Sorry I was unable to make it down to pay my respects in person.
So sorry for your loss. Lena Mae was an incredible woman who was a good friend of our family. I’m sure she is rejoicing and without sickness with our loved one’s in Heaven. Your family is in our prayers as you deal with the loss of such a loved woman.
Our dear friend…you will surely be missed
Bob and family,
So sorry for your loss ! We know she woke up at her goal in life. She woke up in heaven for sure ! She was a very sweet lady. My God surround you comfort.
Prayers to the entire Branham Family. Sorry to hear of Lena passing.
May God Bless all of you during your time of sorrow and her time of rejoicing.
Very sorry for your loss,our prayers are with all of you.
Uncle Bob, Rick, Randy, and families, you all our in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Lena was a very special women, with so much love and kindness in her heart. God recieved an amazing angel.
sorry for your loss. Love you guys and sending prayers your way!
My prayers of love and support are with you at this time of loss. May God’s peace be the blessing for your family.
Prayers for the Branham family at this time. I worked with Lena at Pioneer Rubber.She always had a smile and a kind word. May God Bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories growing up next door for 23 years of my life. That special way she called for Randy, and all the time she took talking to me in the back yard and on her front porch. She was a wonderful lady. May you find comfort during this difficult time that she is Home now. Love and prayers, Courtney
We truly love you Grandma, and you will be missed. Thanks for showing us all the way. We will see you again.
Bob and Family, my prayers are with you during this time. Lena was a very sweet lady and great neighbor to me for so many years. God Bless you all.
Bob..so sorry to hear Len passed. However,no more tired hurting body. Len and I grew up together…so many good happy memories. What a wonderful friend she has been to me. I will miss her so much. Talking on the phone. BUT she has her wings now and Len…go rest high on that mountain. Love you and until we meet again…
We are so sorry for your loss. Lena was a very sweet special lady. Prayers, hugs and love to all
Uncle Bob, Rick, Randy, and families,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Aunt Lena Mae. She was a special lady with a smile for everybody. Although we cannot be there with you, please know we will be with you through thought and prayers. RIP Aunt Lena Mae.
We are praying for you all during this time of your great loss. Know if there is anything we can do, we are here. In God’s Love,
Bob,so sorry to hear about Lena she was a good friend we grew up together.Our Love and Prayers are with you and family we thought a lot of U and Lena God Bless u all