Thelma Anne Brandon, nee Smith, 93, of Waterloo, IL, died December 25, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. She was born September 26, 1929, in Farmville, Virginia.
She is survived by her children Rachel (Paul Straub) Brandon, James (Debbie) Brandon Jr., Joseph (Kathy) Brandon, and George (Kim) Brandon; grandchildren Mallory (Byrum) Koester, Lisa Straub, Joseph F. Brandon V, Holly Brandon, Elizabeth Brandon, Alexander Brandon, and Kyle (Ceirra) Brandon; great grandchildren Amelia Koester and Olivia Koester; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren;
Thelma is preceded in death by the love of her life James L. Brandon, Sr.; parents Morris G. & Lucille (nee Smith) Smith, Sr.; and brother Morris G. Smith, Jr.
She was a member of First Baptist Church - Columbia.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Baptist Children's Home & Family Services - Carmi, IL
6 PM to 8 PM Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9:45 AM Friday, December 30, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO