Doris Branch
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BRANCH, Doris 87, of Seminole, FL passed away May 6, 2020 at Morton Plant Hospital after a short illness. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN she attended Broad Ripple High School before graduating from the Indiana University School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Branch Jr., her parents, John and Nancy Parrotte; and her brothers, John and Richard Parrotte. She is survived by her sons, James and his wife, Terre, Kevin and his wife, Deborah, and David and his wife, Patricia; grandchildren, Kelly Yoxall and her husband, Brian, Kristen Smith and her husband, Mark, Jonathan, Michael, Samantha, Siena and Andrew Branch; great-grandchildren, Amelia Smith, Kaitlyn, Brian, Brooklyn and Ashlyn Yoxall. Before moving to Seminole, FL Doris was a long-time resident of Bergenfield, NJ. She worked for many years as a registered nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. After retiring and moving to Florida, Doris served as the parish nurse for Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Seminole. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and was active with the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an organization devoted to providing educational opportunities to women worldwide. Always on the go, Doris was short in stature but a formidable presence, always game for another adventure with her grandchildren, Disney World, school graduations, weddings, college baseball doubleheaders, soccer games, and even Parris Island boot camp graduation ceremonies. She loved her Wednesday evening dinner group, working with the church thrift shop, and attending performances of the Florida Orchestra. Doris' memorial service will be Friday, June 26, 2020 2 pm at the Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Seminole, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children's Home Society or to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at

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Published in Tampa Bay Times from May 15 to May 17, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
She was my friend, my client, my children called her Grandma. My granddaughter adored her and Doris felt the same about her. She was special beyond words, and her inspiration will live on through us that were fortunate enough to know and love her, most especially to we who were loved by her. Her intelligence and wit will put a smile on faces forever. My condolences to her family, and much love to all of You.
Paulette Sklinar
May 15, 2020
My sincerest condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one, Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
May 15, 2020
To all of Doris's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her so fondly as a sweet, smart, spunky, generous lady.
Nancy Gaies
May 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the (Parrotte) Branch Families for the loss of your loved one, Doris, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
May 15, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff at E. James Reese Funeral Home
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