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BRANHAM, Lola Stallard, 87, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hudson Branham. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret B. and David J. Kimmel, Becky B. and Ron W. Dimon; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley H. and Melissa M. Branham; sister, Inez Shortt; brother, Karold "Chuck" Stallard; grandchildren, Harrison William Dimon, Ruth Ann Dimon, Ruby Josephine Branham, Lola Justine Branham and Hudson Michael Branham. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd (Rte. 10). Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Gospel Chapel. Interment will be private at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Gospel Chapel, 1201 Spirea Road, Richmond, Va. 23236.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Lola was secretary to my father, Bruce Rennie, at Rennie's Advertising Ideas for many years. He always spoke so highly of her. He especially valued her integrity. I am so sorry for your loss.

May the many happy memories you have of Lola help you through these difficult times.Nancy Cantrell Williams

I didn't know Lola. But I know of her Daylilies and her love of them. She will be remembered by many in the world of Daylily growers here and as she joims those who went before her.

The world has truly lost a lovely soul with the passing of Lola. My mother and father were friends with she and Hudson as they all were transplants from Pound, VA. We shared funny christmas cards and letters for nearly 20 years about my crazy farm life in roanoke. Her wisdom and humor was priceless. My garden is plagued with cleome. Why did I not listen when she advised me not to plant those things? Please bloom in heaven dear lady!

Lola was full of wisdom. She knew every flower by name. You could not walk in her back yard, Every Christmas she and her husband would make me a cake. My son loved her very much. She would always listen to me. She could recite poetry very well. We had some good times together. She will truly be missed. May she rest in Jesus arms, Love you Lola

Margret, Becky and Stanley, And the rest of your families I am sending many prayers of comfort your way. With love and sadness in my heart, Lola, my second "Mom" You will be missed so very much my sweet dear friend and mentor. The Lord above has a wonderful gardener now to take care of his gardens forever. With love Michael Kendrick & Marie Ittner

Lola was an inspiration to many gardeners in the Richmond area.

Your beautiful daylilies will always remind us of you, Lola.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.