Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Lorene Bera Brann Lunsord Sykes (1921-2010)

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Nov 03, 2010: Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina - Lorene Brann Sykes age 89 of Highway 57 died October 28, 2010 in the Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida. She was born in Caswell County to the late John Charlie Brann and his wife, Jennie Duncan Brann. Mrs. Sykes was preceded in death by her husband, Lee V. Sykes, her siblings, Allie Brann, Percy Brann, Jack Brann, Loney Tatum, Lottie Oakes, Onie Idol, Ola Briggs, Odell Denny, and Mabene Briggs. She was a member of the Hobby Club of St. James City, Florida.

Survivors include her son, Wayne Lunsford and his wife Julie of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren: Dana LaChapelle and husband Carl and Brian Lunsford and wife Gina; four great grandchildren, William LaChapelle, Clara LaChapelle, Carson Lunsford, and Hannah Lunsford; two sisters, Clara May of McLeansville, NC and Orene Brann of Semora.

The funeral service was at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Brooks & White Chapel with Mr. Charles Briggs and Mr. Roger Oakes officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Fleetwood, W.A. Idol, Bernard May, Stephen Tatum, Rick Briggs, Percy Brann, Jr., John Fleetwood, Jimmy Briggs, Larry Briggs, Will Briggs and Lawrence May.

The family received friends 6:30PM to 8:00PM Monday, November 1, 2010 at Brooks & White Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Jack Carter, 6875 US Hwy 158 E, Leasburg, NC 27291. Condolences may be sent to


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