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Bernard Lee Branon

June 26, 1926 December 1, 2018
Bernard Lee Branon
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Obituary for Bernard Lee Branon

PORTSMOUTH- Lee, 92, died December 1, 2018. A lifelong resident of Portsmouth, he was predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Eva Branon; and four sisters, Emily Owen, Frances Griffin, Jean Murphy and Margaret Hervey. Lee was a retired Navy Chief, veteran of WWII and Korea, and also retired from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He enjoyed music, liked to dance and working on antique cars.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey E. Branon; two daughters, Susan Ward-Wells and husband Stuart of Portsmouth, and Shirley Howes and husband George of Suffolk; son, Bernard Lee Branon III and wife JoAnn of Suffolk; three grandchildren, Joe Howes and wife Candy, Sarah Lane and husband Mike, and Alan Branon; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica Howes, and Olivia and Grayson Lane. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Lake Prince Woods for the care they provided Lee.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11 AM in Greenlawn Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel on Monday from 6:30-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the USO or a charity of your choice.

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6:30 PM 12/3/2018 6:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/3/2018 8:00:00 PM
Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel

5201 Portsmouth Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel
5201 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 VA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 12/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel

3920 Airline Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23321

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel
3920 Airline Blvd Chesapeake 23321 VA
United States

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Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3920 Airline Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23321

3920 Airline Blvd. Chesapeake 23321 VA
United States

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