Mary L. Black Branton


Mrs. Mary L. Black Branton, age 88, of Kingston, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Mary is the beloved wife of Joe S. Branton, and shared 69 wonderful years of marriage having joined hands on May 20th, 1950. They started their journey together living Rome Ga. and after a few years they purchased their farm near Kingston and worked earnestly to make it a success providing for their sons, and themselves. She enjoyed being involved in her church, and was loved by all who knew her but she most especially took great happiness in caring for her family and friends. Mrs. Mary was born January 26, 1931, in Taylorsville, daughter of the late Frank M. Black, and Cora Lee Ponder Black. Mrs. Branton was preceded in death a brother, Earl T. Black, a sister in law, Carol Black and a daughter in law, Dolores Morris Branton.

Survivors include her devoted husband Joe S. Branton; sons David and Vicki Branton, and Eddie and Jo Ann Branton; nephew, Gary Black; grandson, Dustin Branton; stepgrandson Josh Wilson; great-granddaughter, Britany; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. August 8, 2019 at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Tommy Harris and Mr. Mike McPherson officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1840 Euharlee Road, Kingston, Ga. 30145. Mrs. Branton will lie in state one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Macedonia Church Cemetery fund.

Pallbearers include the following gentlemen and are asked to meet at the church by 1:30 P.M. Joel Boss, Terry Popham, Bud Fields, Winfred Popham, Harold Moore, Jack Dempsey, and Norman Worthington.

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Parnick Jennings, Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.