BRAND, Mrs. Helen Audrey Drake, age 92, passed away on September 19, 2012. Her husband of 57 years, A.L. (Lonnie) Brand Jr., died in 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Fran Cory and her husband, Bill and Carolyn Brand; one granddaughter, Mindy Crowe Jaouen and her husband, Brant; one sister, Ann Davis; and two nieces. She was an active member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church and a charter member and life member of the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary. She was also a life member of The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Haiti Fund at the Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116; Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, 5301 Huntsman Road, Sandston, Va.; Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, 5351 Pole Green Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.