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Ola Mae Brandon

On Nov. 16, 2012 at 8:50 p.m. in Danville Regional Medical Center God called from labor to remark Mrs. Ola Mae “Toot” Brandon.


She was born April 19, 1919 in Halifax County and was the daughter of the late Mrs. Willie Bigelow Stephens Brandon and Mr. John Woodley Brandon. 

Early in life she professed faith in Christ and joined the Brandon Chapel Baptist Church where she was a loyal and faithful member. On July 14, 1932 she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Robert Brandon.

She was married to the late Mr. Robert Brandon for 59 years and 8 months. To this union one son, Mr. John Robert Brandon Sr., was born. 

After marriage she marked faithfully in the Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church as an usher, senior choir member, senior missionary, and in 2009 the Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church noted her as the honorary mother of the church. She was a faithful member and loving in fellowship until death. She also was a vendor at the Danville Community Market from 1934 until 2012 with a total of 78 years of service to the Danville community. She leaves to mourn a devoted son, John Robert Brandon Sr., a very devoted daughter-in-law, Elaine Carolyn Walker Brandon; two devoted grandsons, John Robert Brandon Jr.

(Andrea Renee Daley Brandon) and Ernest Lee Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Allison Renee

Brandon and Johnathan Robert Brandon. Also Mrs. Ola Mae Brandon lovingly leaves to grieve two sisters, Mrs. Lovernia Brandon Malone (sis) of Danville and Mrs. Portia Brandon Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; one brother in-Christ, Pastor Nelson C. Stamps; three sister-in-laws, Mrs. Lou Ethel Stamps Brandon, Mrs. Nancy Stamps Brandon and Mrs. Nora Mae Childs Brandon; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by Mrs. Lucille Liza Brandon Medley, Mr. Cleveland Brandon, Mrs. Ella May Brandon Short, Mrs. Willie Dorothy Brandon, Mr. Johnnie Pointer Brandon, Mr. Allen Green Brandon, Mr. Napoleon Brandon, Mr. Otis Rudolph Brandon Jr., Miss Ada Bell Brandon and Miss Mattie Brandon. Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Mae Brandon will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Surgeon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There was a viewing Tuesday evening at the Plenty Funeral Home Chapel from 12 to 7 p.m. Plenty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.