Frances Kathleen Brannan

August 17, 1926, October 10, 2018

Frances Brannan

Frances Kathleen Barbee Brannan, 92, of Lumberton, went peacefully to be with the Lord on October 10, 2018. She was born on August 17, 1926, in Center, Texas, to James Esko Barbee and Eva Barlow Barbee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 68 years, Richard Henry Brannan, Jr., and her only sister, Marie Barbee Cole. Frances attended the First Pentecostal Church of Jasper until she married Richard on March 9, 1947. Their wedding was officiated by her pastor, Rev. Mason Stark. They then moved to Beaumont, Texas, where Richard was employed by Jefferson Drug Company.

Frances and Richard were charter members of The Apostolic Church of Beaumont since its inception in 1969. She was very involved in ladies auxiliary and fundraising efforts which contributed towards the Building Fund for the current church sanctuary, located at 3333 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas. She and Richard could be found participating in church Golden Plus events and fundraisers such as barbecue dinners, Apostolic Trade Days, church garage sales and peanut brittle sales, and they looked forward to every Tuesday morning prayer service. Together, they read the Bible through every year for many, many years.

She was a fantastic cook, and holiday meals were memorable in her home. Homemade coconut pie was her specialty, and “DeeDee’s” cherry birthday cakes were a delicious tradition. She loved to fish and garden. She crafted numerous gorgeous hand-made quilts, which she gifted to her family. Frances was a prayer warrior who had a quiet, reserved exterior, but a strong will to serve God. She lived a life of true faithfulness.

Frances leaves behind her daughter, Sharon June Wrinkle; son, Phil Brannan and wife, Robin Smith Brannan; granddaughters, Melodi Wrinkle Price and husband, Clint Price; Melissa Wrinkle; Sunni Brannan Gonzales and husband, Shayne Gonzales; and great-granddaughter, Savannah Kate Gonzales. She is also survived by niece, Michelle Cole LaBrie and husband, Rev. Michael LaBrie; and nephew, Marvin Wendell Cole. She cherished her life-long friendships here on earth, but her greatest desire has been fulfilled: to move from the Church Militant and join the Church Triumphant!

A gathering of Mrs. Brannan’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018, at The Apostolic Church, 3333 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.


Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Gathering of Family and Friends
The Apostolic Church The Apostolic Church
3333 Easte XFreeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
The Apostolic Church
3333 Easte Xfreeway Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • W. J.

    20 October 2018 at 16:44 | #

    To the Family:
    My sympathy goes to all of you during this time of grief. Although “time and unforeseen occurrences affect us all, even death, we have Jesus’ promise that our dead ones can live again. Eccl 9:11; John 6:40.
    For more comfort please visit our website: and view the faith strengthening video: Is There Hope for the Dead? ?


  • Andy D’Entremont

    13 October 2018 at 01:38 | #

    June, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person


  • Denise Core

    13 October 2018 at 01:09 | #

    June, I am praying for comfort and strength for you and all of your family. So grateful for the time we spent together shortly before her passing. Most grateful that God was merciful to her. She is now in Glory, happy, healed, Love you my sweet friend, Denise


  • R.H.

    12 October 2018 at 13:45 | #

    To the Family. Sorry for your loss. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Ecclesiastes 7:1; Psalm 90:10


  • Mary Alsdurf

    12 October 2018 at 05:41 | #

    June I am so very sorry to read of your mothers passing. May she rest eternally with our Lord Jesus.


  • Dee Phillips

    12 October 2018 at 04:58 | #

    I was so privileged to know this precious saint of God. I visited her home many times and enjoyed worshipping together in song and prayer. She truly exemplified the life of one who dearly loved God and lived for Him with all she had. I observed her care for her husband year after year day after day. Her attitude was that of the stamp of old where a young boy carried his cripple brother on his back with the comment “he’s NOT HEAVY, he’s MY BROTHER!” That was her attitude concerning care for Bro Brannon. I was always amazed with her sweet smile and loving spirit for him and for anyone who came to visit. Surely she has heard the admonition of “well done thy good and faithful servant, enter in!” Her memory will remain in my heart and mind forever. May peace be with the Brannon family.


  • Nancy (Calk) & Al DuCote

    11 October 2018 at 19:22 | #

    For June, Phil, Michelle, Marvin & families:
    We are lifting you up in prayer for comfort and peace that comes with the assurance that Sister Brannan is celebrating her Homecoming with Jesus and with her many precious loved ones. And what a beautiful event it is. As you gather to celebrate her life, share your sweet memories with one another and count the blessings of what life has been like because this special prayer warrior walked through it with you. God bless you one and all during your time of loss.
    Nancy (Calk) and Al DuCote - Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


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