Dr. Ronald R. Brannon, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA died peacefully at his home, Tuesday, October 16, 2012, following an extended illness. Born in Aberdeen, SD April 16, 1928, he was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. W.C. and Erma Brannon, and two brothers, Rev. Gerald Brannon and Mr. Walter Brannon. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Rosalee Carry Brannon, Lawrenceville, GA, a brother, Rev. Elmer Brannon, Bartlesville, OK; children Rhonda Storer Ron, Dacula, GA, Rod Brannon Mary, Lawrenceville, GA and Randall Brannon, Lawrenceville, GA; nine grandchildren in addition to 4 grandchildren by marriage, and seven great grandchildren. Listed in "Who's Who in Religion", Reverend Brannon spent 55 years in various church ministry positions of The Wesleyan Church, serving 20 years as local church pastor Miltonvale and Wichita, KS, 15 years elected as Kansas District Superintendent, and 18 years as elected General Secretary of The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters Marion and Indianapolis, IN. After retiring from denominational service in 2000, he served the Lakeview Wesleyan Church Marion, IN as Minister of Pastoral Care, until declining health forced his final retirement from full-time service in 2003. Upon moving to Georgia in 2006, he and his wife Rosalee attended 12Stone Church Lawrenceville. Visitation is at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville on Friday 5-8 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10 am at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville main campus. A Godly man, our father, Ronald R. Brannon, leaves an amazing legacy to his family, and to the Lord's service for which he was tireless. Well done faithful servant.

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  1. My heart goes out to all of you. I will always have such fond memories of Rev. Brannon, all of you are in my prayers. We know he is with GOD celebrating that he’s home. His body is free of the pain and suffering. I know losing a parent is never easy…keep his memories alive and take care of your mom. She too has always been a very special person in my life. RIP Rev. Brannon…you will never be forgotten and you will be truly missed. God Bless.

  2. Dear Rosalee and family,
    I was sadden to hear of the passing of Ronald. I have so many fond memories of visits to your home in Marion and Indianapolis as well as your trips to Spencer for reunions and such. I have always felt a special connection with your family and wish that I could be there for the funeral. I am blessed to have known him and to have experienced his kind and gentle spirit. He was so much like his father and my dear Uncle Walter. I am praying for you all as you adjust to life without him. I also rejoice that he is no longer suffering and at home with Jesus.

  3. Dear Rosalee and all the family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you right now. Ronald was a wonderful Christian man and is now enjoying a reunion in heaven with our family members who have gone before him.

    God bless you all and we’ll be thinking about you on Saturday.

    Peace to you,
    Doug and Margaret Wallace Eaton

  4. Dear Rosalee and family: What a great loss of a trully wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a wonderful boss to me us and remained a friend after I came to IWU to work. I will always remember his Godly wisdom and infectious smile and gentle ways. You are all in my prayers and sending love too. :

  5. To The Brannon Family,
    Marilee and I send our condolences in the loss of your husband and father. May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you grieve his loss and rejoice at his Homegoing to Heaven! We will always remember him as a great gentleman in the Lord and his Christlike witness! Now he’s ringing the bells in Heaven!

  6. To Rosalee, Rhonda, Rod, & Randall:
    It was good to talk with you, Rosalee, a few days before Granddad slipped away. We cherish our friendship through many years; going all the way back to Aberdeen for Bob. May all of you experience the Peace that only The Prince of Peace can give during these days.
    Bob and Lib

  7. Dr. Brannon will surely be missed. It was a pleasure working with him at Headquarters and the WIF Board. May God give the family peace. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Dear Mrs. Brannon & Family: Please know that I am thinking of you during this time and you are in my prayers. I am honored that I was able to know Dr. Brannon and to experience his kindness many times through the years. May you feel the presence of God’s love surrounding you at this time.

  9. I’m truly sorry for your loss. God promises in Revelation that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. There’s hope that you can one day see him again. Soon there will be no more heartache for any of us. In the book of John, it says that all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out to a resurrection.

  10. Soon the “God of all comfort” will put an end to sickness and death for all time. Isaiah 33:24 My sincere condolences to the Brannon family.

  11. To The Brannon Family, Our prayers and sympathy are extended to you in the passing of Dr. Brannon. We admire and appreciate his example of strong Christian, gentlemanly statesman leadership. Our connection with him was as denominational Secretary and Hephzibah. May the Lord of our salvation be your comfort through the days ahead. Joyfully serving Jesus, John Ret. Pastor & Ret IL DS John and Susan Mills

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