“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4:7

Mrs. Lucille Brandon was born in Shreveport, La., May 22, to Johnny Watson and Sophia Kelly Watson. She resided in Orange for the last 69 years. Upon arrival in Orange, she united with St. Paul CME Church. She was a faithful member where she served in the choir, mission, mission treasurer, stewardess and many other areas of the church. She was an active member of the Heroines of Jericho. She enjoyed reading her Bible and attending Orange Nutrition Center where she socialized with other senior citizens. She was a devoted Prayer Warrior.

She had a passion for dressing and wearing her White Diamond Perfume. Her day was not complete until she had her “tootsie pop” candy. She started, along with Mrs. Hattie Moses and Mrs. Bessie Mayfield, a morning prayer session.

Married to Joseph Brandon, St. until his death (Feb. 1963). From this union came one daughter, Louise Robinson (Joseph). She was legal guardian to six, Adele Odell, Michael Odell (Virginia), Tammy Reed-Taylor (Bennie), Rosetta Roy, Pastor Anthony Reed (Edwina) and Sonya Reed-Stephenson. She also leaves to cherish her memories 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews another relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, parents and 12 siblings.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19, at St. Paul CME Church in Orange.