Patricia Carraway Branch

Patricia Carraway Branch

Waverly, VA
02.27.1941 - 11.12.2020
Farmville, North Carolina

Patricia Carraway Branch, 79, of Waverly, Virginia departed this life on November 12, 2020.  Born February 27, 1941 in Farmville, NC. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. Carraway and Ruth Ellen Heath Carraway. She was the widow of Jerrold Wayne Branch, Sr. 

Pat worked as a professional seamstress working on costumes for Colonial Williamsburg, she loved to cook and baking cakes for birthdays, weddings and other occasions. She also worked at Eastover Baptist Retreat serving as the Director of Food Service and House Keeping until her health declined. She dedicated her life to caring for John Wayne and their families.

She is survived by her companion of 25 years John Wayne Bryant, Jr.; a son, Jerrold Wayne Branch (Alesha); daughters, Jan Marie Branch, Rebecca Bryant Wheeler (Mark), and Tiffany Marie Bryant-Clements (Robert); and numerous grandchildren.  

A memorial service will be held at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel by Rev. Ted Upton on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
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Wakefield, VA 23888
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John Wayne and family: so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. I pray God gives you strength to support each other. I was married to Mike so Pat and I were sister in laws. I never got to see her but just a few times but she was always a sweet lady. Stay strong.

Dolly Branch

We are so sorry for your loss and her family. Prayers🙏 for all.

Melinda Cahoon

Our thoughts and prayers are with John Wayne and the Family during this time of sorrow.

Mark and Anne Harrell

You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat's passing has left a void in your lives and mine. A better friend for the last 43 years I could never have asked for.

Andy Seeley

John Wayne I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Wanda Jones

John Wayne & all the families ,
I’m very saddened to learn of Pat’s passing .
I pray for courage and comfort for each of you .
Her many memories will bring you comfort in those hardest days of missing her .
May you find strength in knowing she’s now in the presence Of God !
Bc She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ’s teachings . And served many with her talent of sewing and baking gifts .
We loved having her in our community for 25 years .

Faye Mattox

Our deepest condolences to John, JJ and family. May the good lord provide you with peace during this time. Sincerely
Mitch Davis and everyone at tscm

Mitch Davis and family

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