Bonnie J. Brannen


Bonnie J. Brannen, 101, of Cleveland, went home to be with her Lord, joining her husband, three sons and parents, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.

Just as 2 Timothy 4:7-8 says: [She has] fought the good fight, [she has] finished the race, [she has] kept the faith. Now there is in store for [her] the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to [her] me on that day — and not only to [her], but also to all who have longed for His appearing (NIV).

She moved to Tennessee in the year 1990 with her late husband, the Rev. Louis Alton Brannen, after they retired from years of ministry and pastoring churches in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. In addition to serving alongside her husband as pastor in their churches, she became a powerful evangelist who often preached revivals, state camp meetings and youth camps in her early days. She traveled to many different countries which included South America, Africa, Mexico and Honduras, and preached the gospel. Bonnie lived a very long and fulfilled life and was admired and loved by so many. She loved to tell the story of Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Fred Alton Brannen, Lowell Archie Brannen and Wilmon Edward “Wil” Brannen; sisters, Corene Jones Baker and Donnie Delle Jones (her twin sister who died at birth); and brother, Thomas Joshua Jones.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonita Landrum (Mike) and Donice Brown (Raymond) of Cleveland; daughters-in-law,  Frances Brannen, Janis Brannen and Melody Brannen; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Her family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Interment will follow the service at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City.

In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to Church of God World Missions at



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