Texie Millsaps Branton, 100, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at her residence.
Mrs. Branton was born February 10, 1918, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Edward A. Millsaps and Pearlie Elizabeth Parker Millsaps.
She was a homemaker and a charter member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was always a dedicated, faithful member as long as her health allowed. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, loved to garden, and dearly loved her family of which there was five generations.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lawrence Branton; a great-grandchild, Jessica Lynnette Miller; two brothers, Beauford Millsaps and Lindsay Millsaps; and three sisters, Alta Salter, Rowena James, and Georgia Lloyd.
Those family members left to cherish and honor her memory include two daughters, Hilda Bebber and Linda Kerley, both of Taylorsville; two sons, Lawrence Branton and Rev. Phil Branton, both of Hiddenite; grandchildren, Amy Schroeder, Andy Bebber, Mark Bebber and wife Ann, Angie Bebber Keever and husband Rev. James Keever, Chuck Bebber and wife Rhonda, Jamie Miller and husband Guy, Julie Sebastian and husband Chris, and Tammy Vince and husband George; great-grandchildren, Cherish Schroeder, Summer Schroeder, Hannah Bebber, Haley Bebber Gant, Samanthia Bebber Phipps, Ally Bebber, Jacob Bebber, Heather Keever, Amanda Keever, Kaleb Bebber, Jake Miller, Kaylee Miller, Parker Sebastian, Harrison Sebastian, Joshua Vince, and Savannah Vince; great-great-grandchildren, Baylee Baker, Jase Keller, Abigail Phipps, and Alania Phipps; four brothers, Tom Millsaps and wife Josephine, Edward Millsaps and wife Gail, and Clint Millsaps and wife Margaret, all of Hiddenite, and Rayford Millsaps and wife Nancy of Statesville; and three sisters, Jettie Millsaps of Hiddenite, Ollie Dollyhite of Charlotte, and Helen Gant and husband Max of Taylorsville.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Fairview Baptist Church. Rev. Durant Barr and Rev. James R. Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service.
The family would like to express a special thank you to all the caregivers for their wonderful service for their mother.
Memorials may be made to: Gideon’s International, Taylorsville Camp, PO Box 517, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Branton Family.