Jeanne Sugg Brandon

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Jeanne Sugg Brandon, 94, a resident of Ardenwoods Community at the time of her passing, died Friday, April 25, 2014. Mrs. Brandon was born August 14, 1919, and grew up in the home her parents, the late Leo and Genevieve Sugg, built in the Kenilworth area of Asheville. She had two brothers, now deceased, John and Buddy, and is survived by her sister and best friend, Ruth, and her husband, James Coward, also of the Ardenwoods Community. Jeanne and her late husband, DeWitt Brandon, raised their eight children in the home her father built. She was a devoted mother and caregiver with a lust for life and family. Jeanne was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence. She is survived by all of her eight children, Barbara and her husband, John Gregg of Portsmouth, NH, Patricia and her husband Jack Meckler of Charlotte, Margaret Boring of Charlotte, DeWitt "Buzzy" Brandon of Murrells Inlet, SC, Cecelia "Cissy" and her husband, David Brown, of Asheville, Susan and her husband, Bill Zaist, of Beaufort, Robert Brandon and his wife, Jean, of Charlottesville, VA, and Cheryl and her husband, John Pressly, of Leander, TX. Jeanne is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Fr. C. Morris Boyd, D.Min., at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, D.M. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John F. Keever, Jr., Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. These verses show us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

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