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Ellen Ross Branch

October 14, 1952 - September 10, 2022

Ellen Ross Branch, 69, of Big Island, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022.  Ellen was the daughter of the late Ray and Lucille Ross. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Myrene Brown, Brenda Arthur, Sharon Clements and Ronald Ross.

She leaves to cherish in her memory her loving husband of 52 years, H. David Branch; daughter, Roxane St.John (and husband Chris) of Concord, VA, and her son Paul Branch of Big Island, VA. She also leaves in her memory her grandchildren, Jenna St.John, Jacob St.John, Jeremy St.John (and wife Amy), River Branch and Austin Branch; great-grandchildren Ian St. John and Molly St.John. Ellen is also survived by her siblings Rayetta Knight and E. Larry Ross (and wife Janet).

Ellen was very active in her church where she served in various capacities, but most importantly enjoyed being part of the choir.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 11:00 am at Big Island Baptist Church.  The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Island Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 348, Big Island, VA 24526.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Roxanne and family, we were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May God comfort you and yours in the coming days ahead.

Posted by Mary Foster on September 13, 2022

Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Melissa Clark on September 12, 2022

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Ellen’s family. May God comfort you in this great loss.

Posted by Sherry Collins Marsh on September 12, 2022

God be with you all with His comfort and peace at this time. Ellen was a blessing to many and loved with her whole heart.

Posted by Lisa Pullock on September 11, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts an prayers are with you. Ellen was a wonderful choir member. Many members of the community will remember her children's Christmas music programs. She ran her race well.

Posted by Clara Oliver on September 11, 2022

So sorrow for your loss my condolences to the family. RIP

Posted by Wilma Crickenberger on September 11, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Ellen was such a sweet person, always smiling. Such a kind person. Rest in peace dear lady.

Posted by Barbara Newman on September 11, 2022

I'm really gonna miss her. Always smiling. Love with all my heart. Heaven gained a angel

Posted by Rhonda on September 10, 2022

I have special memories of Ellen at BI Baptist church youth group. Later we crossed paths again when she was working at our daughter’s high school. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Praying for comfort for her family.

Posted by Vicky Putt on September 10, 2022

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