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Jo Nell Branham
Funeral Time: Thursday, September 20th at 11:00AM
Jo Nell Arnold Branham, 91, was received in glory on Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born in Madisonville, KY on January 14, 1927, to the late Herman W. and Bertha E. Arnold. Her family moved to Lexington in 1939 where she later met and married the late William “Bill” Branham on March 2, 1946. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until his death in 2004. She and Bill were known for their smiles and great sense of humor. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served many years in the 5-year old Sunday School class and VBS classes. She later served as secretary for the Fidelis Sunday School class. She also enjoyed the Grace Gadabout trips or serving in the kitchen with many of her friends. Later, she moved with her husband to Florida to be closer to their children and grandchildren. After her husband’s death, she lived in both Palm Coast and Tampa, FL which gave her the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy time with both of her daughters and their families. She made friends wherever she went.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Diane (Rob) Frederick, Palm Coast, FL and Angie (Steve) Jones, Tampa, FL; as well as 6 grandchildren, Matthew (Emilie) Frederick, Nathan (Sarah) Frederick, Alexis, Danielle, Derek and Shaun Jones. She was also blessed with 4 great-grandchildren, Caleb, Mckenzie, Benjamin and Katherine Frederick; a brother, James Arnold, Lexington; several nieces and nephews; and her lifelong best friend, Juanita Popham, Lexington. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Kegan Jones, brothers Buford Arnold, Horace Arnold and Gary Arnold, sisters Grace Goins, Louise Arnold, and Mary Lee Taylor. A special thank you to Dr. Joel Rich and the staff at Senior Healthcare in Gainesville, FL.
Visitation will be at Kerr Brothers, 463 E. Main St. on Sept 19 from 5– 8pm. A celebration of life service will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday, Sept 20 at Grace Baptist Church, 811 Bryan Ave., Lexington with the Rev. Tommy Simpson officiating. Burial following services at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Baptist Church, Lexington, KY