OBITUARY: Willa Dean Brann


Willa Dean Brann, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Willa Dean was born on April 18, 1936, in Caladonia, Alabama to Elbert and Daisy (Cagle) Harrison.

Willa Dean loved playing solitaire and working crossword and word search puzzles. She had a strong faith and was active member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. While a member of the church, she spent many years serving in the preschool. Willa Dean could often be heard singing hymns and celebrating her faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Her love was unwavering when it came to her family especially her grandchildren.

Willa Dean is preceded in death by her loving husband Edward Lee Brann and her parents Elbert and Daisy Harrison.

She is survived by her son Steve Brann and daughter Sheryl (Mike) Passen; grandchildren Brendan Pyron, Kaylie Passen, Taylor Brann, and Libby (Dalton) Worley. In addition, she is survived by her sister Kathy Glasgow and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 2:30 pm-5 pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 5 pm in the Chapel at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Willa Dean’s name to Gideons International.


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