Shirley Holland Branch, 85, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Born on May 11, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Reuben B. Holland and Elsie M. Bauls.
Shirley loved her church families at Grove Church in Richmond, and Highland United Methodist Church of Colonial Heights. She worked many years at First Colonial Bank as a floating teller, but her passions lie in being a loving wife, mother, nanny, and caregiver. For over 40 years she was an active board member in the Stonecroft Christian Women’s Club. Her Women’s Prayer Coffee Group played an important role in her life. Shirley loved Jesus above all, but she also enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, the beach, crafts, cats, her flowers, Dogwood trees, Tom Jones and all things Christmas.
She is survived by her loving husband, Edward Branch; daughter, Lori Leckie and husband, Zain Koroly; son, Gary Leckie and wife, Camille; stepdaughter, Debbie Bolton and husband, Sonny; grandson, Sean Farbolin; granddaughter, Samantha Bolton; chosen sister, Carolyn Spell; and sister, Nancy Joyner and husband, Pete.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at the funeral home. Interment will be private at Blandford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to Easter Haven Private Home Care, https://amzn.to/3UsS8qk or to Joyful Voices Dementia Choir https://joyfulvoiceschorus.org . Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.