Audrey Mae Williams Brand

Audrey Mae Williams Brand, 88, of Raymond, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at home.

Services are set for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in Jackson, with visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, at Wright and Ferguson and on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. until the service begins. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Mrs. Brand was born May 28, 1921, in Jackson, to Joseph Orlando Williams, Sr., and Mattie Morrison Williams. She graduated from Central High School and worked for Lamar Life and the IRS. She graduated, along with her late husband, Sam Brand, from Jackson School of Law, now Mississippi College School of Law, on May 30, 1953, having passed the bar exam and been admitted to the bar two months previously. They formed the firm of Brand, Brand, and Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Brand later operated the well-known Jackson clothier, House of Brands, for more than 40 years. She was a member of Mt. Salus Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. For the last two years, she had been a member of St. Paul Presbyterian church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Sam Brand, Sr., her sister, Catherine W. Sanders, and brother Joseph Orlando Williams, Jr.

Survivors include: sons, Sam Brand, Jr., and his wife, Marilyn, of Raymond, MS, Greg W. Brand, of Jackson, MS, and Marc E. Brand and his wife, Amy, of D’Lo, MS; 11 grandchildren, Todd Brand, Allison Brand, Jason Brand, Catherine Brand Mason, Jeff Brand, Arley Brand, Jarred Brand, Corbin Brand, Kaley Brand, Darcie Price Wallace, and Eric Price; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition, she served as surrogate grandmother to her nephew, David Sanders and his wife, of Hazlehurst, Toddy’s children, Robert Sanders, III, Cathy Sanders Watters, and Jillian Sanders.  They are the grandchildren of her late sister, Catherine W. Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to French Camp Academy, Chamberlain Hunt Academy, the Palmer Home for Children, or a charity of your choice.

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