Sylvia P. Branch

Published 10:47 am Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Sylvia Pierce Branch, 84, Williamston, died May 12, 2020 at Post Acute Medical Center in Rocky Mount. She was born June 3, 1934 in Pasquotank County to the late Lester Arthur Pierce and Edna Davis Pierce and was the wife of William Judson Branch Jr. of the home. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church and a Food Stamp Eligibility Clerk for Pasquotank County Social Services.

In addition to her husband she is survived by daughter Billie Renee Marshall (John) of Atlanta, GA; son Tommy Old (Debra) of Elizabeth City; step-daughter Susan Whitfield (Mike) of New Bern; step-son, Bill Branch (Olivia) of Pactolus; sister Norma Garrett of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, the Rev. Billy Old.

A private graveside service will be held in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Minister Ron Stuart officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 2033 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, or the charity of one’s choice. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is serving the Branch family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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