MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Lillie "Pat" Laughridge Brannen, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 25, 1928, in Pleasant Hill and was a daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin and Minnie Smith Laughridge.
Mrs. Brannen was a homemaker and caregiver for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Mooresville.
Mrs. Brannen is survived by her children, Brannen "Butch" and his wife, Doris, Jean C. Brannen, David Brannen and his wife, Paula, and James Brannen and his wife, Cyndi; brother, Jim Laughridge; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Brannen was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur E. Brannen; and sisters, Mill Arnette, Blanche Hallman and Ruth Steele.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Glenwood Memorial Park in Mooresville, officiated by the Rev. Hugh Cooper.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 221 Ervin Road, Mooresville, NC 28117; or Hospice at Charlotte-Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Condolences may be left for the Brannen family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, served the family of Mrs. Brannen.