Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Carey Skinner, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in East View Cemetery in Vernon. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Lorene was born March 31, 1934, in Fannin County to Sampson and Mamie Cooksey. She loved to paint, play the guitar, and listen to country music.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Branch; a son, James Stanley Branch; and a brother, Edward Cooksey.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Croft of Amarillo; a brother, Raymond Cooksey of Amarillo; a niece, Glenda Hicks of Amarillo; and numerous other nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Odyssey Hospice, 7201 Evans Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106, or a favorite charity.
Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.