Juanita Branch

November 6, 1915 - June 12, 2012

Juanita Branch of McKinney, Texas passed away June 12, 2012 at the age of 96. She was born November 6, 1915 in Collin County, Texas to Robert Lee and Martha Evelina (Watson) Self. On July 21, 1939, Juanita married Ollie Lee Branch in McKinney. She was a member of Foote Baptist Church, now Parkway Baptist Church in McKinney. Juanita was a nurse for 34 years and worked until the age of 78. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, her family always came first. Juanita loved to travel, especially with her children. She was a very kind and loving lady and always had nice things to say about others.

She is survived by her daughter, Tressye Fort and husband Gene of McKinney; grandchildren, Gregg and Nicci Fort of Chicago, Illinois, Darren and Debra Fort of McKinney; and great-grandson, Parker Fort.

Juanita is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Lee Branch; parents, Robert and Martha Self; brothers, Lewis Self, R.L. Self, Orville Lee Self and Bob Self; sisters, Maurine Carter, Oline Carter, Thelma Wright and Dorothy Christian.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 pm until 8pm on Thursday evening, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Tressye I am so sorry we did not know that your precious mother had gone to heaven. Please know that all of you are in our prayers. You were a good caregiver,daughter and she knew you loved her. Glenn & Sandra Godwin, June 19, 2012 Mrs. Branch was such a precious lady. I loved visiting with her. Prayers lifted for all the family. Denice Webb, June 14, 2012 Tressie and Gene,we are so sorry about your Mother. Please accept our sympathy. Robert and Lynelle Willett, June 14, 2012 Tressye and Gene, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady, and I am blessed to have had her in my life for such a short time. Both of you are so special to me, and I will keep you and your sweet family in my thoughts and prayers. I love you, Patty Stewart, June 14, 2012 Tressye & family sorry to read that your dear Mother passed away Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. I live 9 miles north of Branson MO May God Bless You Lonita Alexander Rains, June 14, 2012 Tressye, My mom past May 3, 2012 at age 97. How strange that our mothers with the same first name and friends for a long time past away within days of each other. I know how you must be feeling. I'm sorry for your loss. Love, Janis Maxson, June 14, 2012