Annie Bransom, 95, of Amarillo, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in an Amarillo hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, Pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church of Big Spring, officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Annie was born July 26, 1916, in Roscoe, Texas, to Mack and Lettie Lake. She attended several West Texas schools as a young girl. After completing nursing school, she worked as an LVN at Sweetwater Memorial Hospital and the VA Hospital in Big Spring. Annie retired from the VA in 1976.
Annie married Ollie Bransom on Jan. 18, 1934, in Roscoe. They were married for 62 years. Ollie and Annie were very active members of the American Legion. She held various offices in the American Legion Auxiliary at the local, regional and state level.
They were also volunteers at the VA Hospital in Big Spring for many years. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Annie was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Big Spring and Arden Road Baptist Church after moving to Amarillo in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Oleta Malone; a brother, Edward Lake; and a grandson, Kenny Burns.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Violet Wing of Craig Methodist Sagebrush Unit for their loving care of Annie for the last seven months of her life. They also want to thank the nurses and staff of BSA Hospice for the love and compassion they showed Annie and her family.
Survivors include a daughter, Pat Burns and husband Joe of Amarillo; grandchildren, Kathy Bailey and husband Don of Amarillo, Kevin Burns of Waco and Keith Burns and fiancÃ© Leslie of Argyle; five great-granddaughters, Stacey Figel, Toni Stheling, Tammy Wilhelm, Chelsea Sparkman and Emily Burns; four great-great-grandchildren, Jadan, Kyler, Trayton and Addison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice, 600 N. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79107; or Arden Road Baptist Church, 6701 Arden Rd., Amarillo, Texas 79119.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com