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Viola Cherry Grier Brandon, 76, of East Preachtree Street, Dallas, North Carolina was born February 27, 1941 in Lincoln County, North Carolina and departed this life Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Peak Resources in Gastonia, North Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late William and Eunice Grier.

She was a faithful member of Friday Memorial Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board, Kitchen Committee and the Hymn Choir.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert "Pressley" Brandon; two sons, Michael Kelvin Brandon and Hugh Gerald "Rod" Brandon; six brothers, William Grier, Jr., Brice Grier, Summey Grier, Edward Grier, Samson Conner and Avenue Conner.

She leaves to cherish precious memories three daughters, Dorothy Byrd of Gastonia, N.C., Deloris Brandon of Dallas, N.C. and Pakalana Brandon Davis of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Eugene Allen Brandon and Mario Omar Sheriff Brandon both of Dallas, N.C.; one sister, Anna Louise Hill of Dallas, N.C.; eighteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements 

Friday Memorial Baptist Church
727 Friday Park Road
Dallas, N.C.  28034

Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends for thirty minutes prior to service.
(3:30 until 4:00 P.M.)

Armstrong Cemetery
Gastonia, N.C.  28052
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  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Friday, September 08, 2017
    I worked with Viola for many years at Grier Middle School.I loved our afternoon chats about her family.She will be missed .Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers..
    ~ debbie rhyne   Charlotte, NC
  • Saturday, September 09, 2017
    So very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult death can be. Please know that we can find comfort and hope in God’s Word the bible. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more. We certainly can find comfort and hope, when we really meditate on this and realize that this scripture has to be referring to the earth since these things don't exist in heaven.
    ~ Lisa L
  • Saturday, September 09, 2017
    Ms Brandon will be truly miss. She was like a second mother and show me and many other so much love as if we were her own. I cherish that I been bless to have known her and the whole family. You are all in my prayers
    ~ Marlene Watson   Gastonia, ND
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
    Sorry for your loss will be keeping the family in prayer
    ~ yarda and cayden   Bessemer city, NC
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family such a lovely person on the inside and out. She will be truly missed.
    ~ David and Sandra Brooks   Stanley, NC
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May the words of Psalms 9:9 give you strength and comfort. It reads: “Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, November 24, 2017
    My prayers and condolences to the family. I will miss you Viola. Such a wonderful woman, may she rest now. God bless.
    ~ Kenya Hart Spikes   Aberdeen, MD