Jeanne Sugg Brandon
August 14, 1919 ~ April 25, 2014
Resided in: Asheville, NC
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.