Dorothy Mae Lewis Brannan
Dorothy Mae Lewis Brannan, 86, of Hilliard, Fla. passed away April 18, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born July 28, 1932 in Doerun, Ga. to the late Claude Lewis and Retha Mae Langley Lewis. Dorothy was a resident for nearly a year at Life Care Center of Hilliard, where she made several dear friends and was nicknamed “The Police” by staff members because she kept everyone around her straight. She was also able to continue her love of playing Bingo while living there.
Dorothy was a lifelong caretaker for her children and grandchildren, all while helping run the family business for many years. More than a mother, she was the strength of a large family; a true matriarch, friend and confidant. She instilled integrity and ethics of hard work in her children and grandchildren. She required everything to be done right while showing undying love at the same time. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Christopher Brannan and Michael Brannan; a daughter, Cheryl Brannan Mullis, and two sisters, Patricia Ricks and Joy Scott.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Brannan and Lisa (Mark Smith) McCook; three sons, Larry (Brenda) Brannan, Kenny (Robin) Brannan and Robert (Jessica) Brannan; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Ray Harrera.
The family received friends Monday, April 22, 2019 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, Ga. from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, Ga. with the Rev. Darrell Vroman officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Nelson, T.J. Brannan, Trenton McCook, Timothy McCook, Windell Morgan and Austin Crews. Honorary pallbearers were Jarrod Brannan and Davey Brannan.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.