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.