Mary Louise Brandon

Jan 26th, 1939 - Nov 19th, 2019

Visitation:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Nov. 21st, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Service:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2019 2:00 P.M.

Burial:

Herrin City Cemetery

Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2019

Mary Louise Brandon

Mary Louise Brandon, 80, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in Herrin Hospital.

She was born January 26, 1939, in Sunnyside to Clyde “Pat” Brandon and Mabel Irene (Brown) Brandon.

She graduated from Sunnyside Grade School in 1953 and from Herrin Township High School in 1957. Mary Louise had a long career working for the state of Illinois, ultimately retiring from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s banking division in 1998.

From the start, she and brother Carl were a team, making a home together in Springfield, Riverton and, ultimately, Herrin. 

Mary Louise was a protective older sister to Carl, Don, John and Ruth. She doted on her six nieces and nephews — Michelle, Brian, Patrick, Michael, Lori and Melissa— all of whom basked in her attention and affection.

In her later years, she proudly welcomed nine grand-nieces and nephews — Jordan, Rylee, Kayleigh, Annalise, Timmy, Aida, Helena, Matthew and Kenzleigh.

Mary Louise was a member of Christian Covenant Fellowship in Carterville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two of her brothers, Clyde Eugene Brandon and Carl Brandon.

She is survived by two brothers, Don (Cathy) Brandon of Herrin and John (Sheryl) Brandon of Springfield; one sister, Ruth Ellen (Tim) Fross of Belleville; three nieces, Michelle (Neil) Holdway of Schaumburg; Lori (Dan) Haberrieter of Huntingtown, Maryland; and Melissa Fross of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; three nephews, Brian (Michelle) Brandon of Gillette, Wyoming; Patrick (Stephanie Moore) Brandon of Webster Groves, Missouri; and Michael (DeAnn) Fross of East Carondelet; three grand-nephews, Jordan Brandon, Timmy Fross and Matthew Fross; and six grand-nieces, Rylee Brandon, Kayleigh Fross, Annalise Haberreiter, Aida Haberreiter, Helena Brandon and Kenzleigh Fross. Mary Louise also is survived by a host of cousins and was particularly close to Rev. Ralph Brandon and family.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Brandon at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the funeral home, followed by interment at Herrin City Cemetery. 

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19 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Michael Fross

    From: East Carondelet , Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    You have left wonderful memories. You are now with those you had only remembered. We love you ~ Michael, DeAnn, Kayleigh, Timmy, Matthew, and Kenzleigh.

  • Guest: Heather Ritter

    From: Elk Grove Village, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    I am Michelle Brandon Holdway’s sister-in-law from “up north” and had the pleasure of meeting Mary and then being Facebook connected with her and her comments always made me smile. She was so loving to her family and boosting them up. You can tell that she made every one of her nieces and nephews feel important. I always thought it was cute that she’d always put “luv” in her comments. I’m sorry for the Brandon family but how lucky they were to have her.

  • Guest: Beth Williford Fatic

    From: Summerfield, Florida

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Sending love and warm thoughts your way.

  • Guest: Pastor Daniel Batchelor

    From: Dupo , Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    We pray that the peace of God and comfort of the Holy Ghost will be plenteous and gracious among the family and friends of Mary Louise Brandon. Please be assured you are in our thoughts and condolences.
    – Pastor & Mrs Daniel Batchelor and the First Pentecostal Church congregation of Dupo, Illinois.

  • Guest: Jackie Johnson

    From: Aiken, South Carolina

    Date: November 20, 2019

    So very sorry to hear of her passing. All of Pat and Mabel’s children were very much loved. May God bless the family, knowing her race has been run and now she is in presence of our Lord.

  • Guest: Sheri Brandon Millard

    From: Palmer, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Gerry Buttman and Clay Buttman

    From: Billings, Montana

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Clay and I were so sad to hear Mary Louise had passed away. We will miss the beautiful quotes she posted on Facebook. Are thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Guest: Lora Brandon Scharnhorst

    From: Elsberry , Missouri

    Date: November 20, 2019

    We are so sorry to hear of Mary Louise’s passing. She was such a sweet heart! My dad Loren Brandon even received a 90 th birthday card from her just a few days ago. Greg and Lora Scharnhorst and Loren and Evelyn Brandon

  • Guest: Bill abd Norma Harrison

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Mary was a very sweet fun loving person. I didn’t get to see Mary much but got to hear about what Mary was doing. from her sister in law Cathy. When I was working as RN, I took care of Mary a couple times. She was always appreciative of care she received. I also liked reading Brother Don’s stories about Mary and all of her siblings. May the Brandon family be comforted with good memories and knowing God is continuing to bless Mary.

  • Guest: Kimberly Hargraves

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    We have had the pleasure of being Mary’s neighbor for many years. She was the most amazing woman. Always there to chat. Always so good to my Lauryn. Always so good to us. She will be missed by so many and definitely by us. We will forever be grateful for her friendship and we will miss her terribly! God Bless & Rest in Peace Mary! We will always love you!!!

  • Guest: Darla Rolando

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Stephanie Moore

    From: St. Louis, Missouri

    Date: November 20, 2019

    I am so saddened by the loss of this wonderful woman. I am married to her nephew Patrick Brandon and the first time I met her she gave me a hug and said welcome to the family and fully adopted me. We will miss her so much. I can pretty much say that she was one of the best aunts ever.

  • Guest: Melissa Yancey

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Don and Cathy, please accept my deepest sympathies in regards to the loss of your sister Mary Louise. Losing a beloved sister around a holiday is extremely tough. Peace be with you and your family.

  • Guest: Vera Vancil Mooney

    From: Byram, Mississippi

    Date: November 21, 2019

    Mary & I started first grade together at Sunnyside School. We were best friends all thru grade school. I didn’t know she was ill. Donald Edward, I’m so sorry . She& I had
    Reconnected on Facebook & teased each
    Other about being old. She was from Jan – Oct older than me. So sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Carla C Scobby

    From: The Villages, Florida

    Date: November 21, 2019

    Frank and I send our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Frank remembers her from Bingo where she brought a contagious smile and fun times. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Guest: Christine McVey

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: November 21, 2019

    RIP sweet cousin of mine🙏 Aunt Mabel and Uncle Pat are happy to see you again💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • Guest: Darla Barwick

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 21, 2019

    I am sorry to hear about Mary….I have done her cemetery flowers I believe since 2010 at both flower shops I worked at and everytime I saw her, she always had a smile on her face…I will really miss her..she was a great lady. I would have been there myself at the funeral home to tell you in person, but just got home from the hospital with my mom on hospice…You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Guest: Brenda kornemann

    From: Athens, Alabama

    Date: November 22, 2019

    Prayers for her family.

  • Guest: Brenda kornemann

    From: Athens, Alabama

    Date: November 22, 2019

    Prayers. She will be missed