Obituary for James E. Branch
James E. Branch, Sr. affectionately known as “Skinner” was born on February 17, 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware. He peacefully transitioned on April 2, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his family.
James received his early education in the Wilmington School systems.
James spent part of his working career at Phoenix Steele in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. James’ health issues forced him to retire from active employment.
James enjoyed playing spades, solitaire and watching Women’s Basketball. He loved cheering on his team, the Dallas Cowboys.
James met and was united in Holy Matrimony to Alease O’Brien and from this union a son, James E. Branch, Jr. was born.
James was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Branch; his father, Dennis Hinson and his wife, Alease Branch.
James leaves to cherish his memories; son, James E. B ranch, Jr. (Poppy); step-daughters, Leann O’Brien, Sandra O’Brien, Michelle O’Brien, Gloria O’Brien; his sisters, Denise Scales, Arlene Hinson, Patricia Hutchinson and Michele Hinson; one brother, Maurice Hinson. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and loyal friends.