Willow Dean Watkins Branch, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA.
She was a member of First Baptist Church. She centered her life around her husband, children and her home.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. LeRoy K. Branch and a son, John Erwin Branch; her parents, Erwin Watkins and Estelle Smith Watkins.
She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca (Walt) Combee, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA and Ruth Estelle Branch; one son, Pat (Garnet) Branch of Opelousas, LA; two brothers, Fred (Yvonne) Watkins of Houston, TX, and Ernest (Fran) Branch of Falls Church, VA; five grandchildren, Lee Patrick Branch, Nathan Allan Branch, Walter Combee, III, Andrew Kilpatrick Combee and Emily Rebecca Combee; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
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