James Floyd Jimmy Brannan, Jr., age 71, of Lawrenceville, Georgia died October 16, 2010, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Floyd Brannan, Sr., his first wife, June Wages Brannan, and his sister, Dottie Brannan Shafer. He is survived by his wife, Malinda Johnston Brannan; sisters, Polly Brannan Judd, Jeanne Brannan Paglee and Nellie Brannan; his children, Joni Brannan Mize, and husband, Jeffrey, James Floyd Jamie Brannan III and wife, Vickie; step-children, Christi Robb and husband, Hugh, Mark Johnston and wife, Monica; ten grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was born in Lithonia, Georgia, and graduated from Lawrenceville High School and Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked with his father at Gwinnett Sales and Service Ford agency and Lawrenceville Auto Parts, which he subsequently purchased and expanded to include businesses in Buford and Lilburn. In 1990 he was named Gwinnett County Small Business Person. He was a 32º Scottish Rite Mason, a life member of the Yaarab Shriners and a member of Lawrenceville #131 Grand Lodge of Georgia. For a number of years he was on the board of directors of Trust Company Bank/SunTrust Bank and a board member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission and Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority. In retirement he enjoyed his home in Cape Coral, Florida, his collection of antique cars, and he loved gardening. The service celebrating the life of Jimmy Brannan will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 21st, at Wages and Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 with Rev. Inman Houston of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on October 20th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Wages and Sons Funeral Home.

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  1. Very special person to me taught me alot good and bad Jimmy i will miss you,take care of my little girls god bless.

  2. Joni & Jamie, My thoughts and prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Jimmy will be greatly missed by all of us who have known and loved him.

  3. We send our prayers and thoughts to Joni and Jamie. Jimmy will be missed.

    Claud, Robin and Joey Mauldin, & Joanna Mauldin Reese

  4. Jimmy and June were good neigbors. I pray God’s special blessings on all his family and close friends. He will be missed in the Lawrenceville community.

  5. I know y’all will get through this. Y’all are survivors.

    I hope you know you are not alone. My condolences.

    Matt & Carla

  6. Jimmy and I grew up on lower Jackson St. Life long friends with all the family and much to remember and cherish. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim & Barbara Hood

  7. I am sorry for your loss.Jimmy was a good friend, and I will always remember him kindly in my heart Love Lorraine

  8. I worked for Jimmy Brannan from 1977-1984. He hired me after only a five minute interview. Guess we hit if off pretty good.
    A very good boss man. Jimmy always admired my ability to put together a good parts catalog rack. Course now computers have taken over. He got me interested in knife collecting and I started a business of selling knives, way back when. This year I got interested in coins and came to find out, from visiting different banks, he was collecting coins also. My main concern is the information I can gather on coins. I don’t have very many of them. We never got back together to share our coin knowledge and I regret that. I will miss him, but expect to see him again on the other side. Jimmy, I am glad our paths crossed here on this earth.

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