ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gilbert Lewis Bransford Jr., 68 years old, born on November 20, 1952, and passed away on March 17, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Lauren Robinson on April 11, 2021
DG,
I'll miss sharing pics of food, alligators and you laughing at our weather when we got snow up here. Your son is a blessing for me and I appreciate you for giving me him. I know you & Johnnie are enjoying a wonderful vacation together eternally, and probably staying out late at the casino again:) Love you both.
Love, DL
Posted by Sue Bailey on April 11, 2021
Gilbert, You and your lovely Johnnie Mae left your mark on so many.
Christmas will never be the same without your smiling happy faces joining us for the traditional Christmas dinner.
You left me with no backup for the best deviled eggs ever!
I'll miss the fun times, the laughter, the treasures and friendship we all shared.
Rest in peace my friend.
God Bless you, Johnnie Mae and your amazing families.
Until we meet again.....
Sue

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Posted by Lauren Robinson on April 11, 2021
DG,
I'll miss sharing pics of food, alligators and you laughing at our weather when we got snow up here. Your son is a blessing for me and I appreciate you for giving me him. I know you & Johnnie are enjoying a wonderful vacation together eternally, and probably staying out late at the casino again:) Love you both.
Love, DL
Posted by Sue Bailey on April 11, 2021
Gilbert, You and your lovely Johnnie Mae left your mark on so many.
Christmas will never be the same without your smiling happy faces joining us for the traditional Christmas dinner.
You left me with no backup for the best deviled eggs ever!
I'll miss the fun times, the laughter, the treasures and friendship we all shared.
Rest in peace my friend.
God Bless you, Johnnie Mae and your amazing families.
Until we meet again.....
Sue
his Life
Mr. Gilbert Lewis Bransford Jr. – Age 68 passed away Wednesday, March 17th at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton Florida. Gilbert was born on November 20, 1952, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Gilbert and Mary (Bransford) Fykes.

Mr. Bransford graduated from Flint Northern High School where he was a member of the band, playing the snare drum. Prior to moving to Florida, Mr. Bransford worked as a driver and loader for McDonald Dairy for over 20 years and started his own photography business with a family friend “Reflections of Love”.

Mr. Gilbert Lewis Bransford leaves to cherish his memory: 2 sons, Gilbert L. (Lauren) Bransford III and Destin D. Bransford; step-mother Ella M. Bransford; step-children, Torrell (Myette) King, John (Brianna) Sanders, Akil (Sara) Sanders. 22 step-grandchildren; 2 brothers Bryan E. (Johanna) Bransford and Calvin L. (Ariedne) Bransford; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Bransford was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie Bransford; parents, Gilbert and Mary Bransford; son Daryl Bransford; sister Lynnette Bransford.

The Bransford family would like to thank the staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital for their tireless efforts and compassion towards Gilbert and his family during his time in the hospital. Their dedication and selflessness is very much appreciated.
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My brother❤️

Shared by Johanna Bransford on April 13, 2021
Brother, I will miss your text messages every holiday and on my birthday. I always knew you would text and looked forward to it. When we visited Florida you usually texted me to ask what I wanted to eat when I got there. Tacos, crab legs, steak, whatever I asked for, you made! I knew you before you were my brother in law because you took my brother Steve's graduation pictures and my mom's wedding pictures. I'm so grateful that I had the pleasure of calling you brother! You spoiled me like big brothers should. I know when my birthday comes and I don't get my yearly Happy Birthday, it will hurt a bit but I know you are resting so I will find comfort in that. I promise I will check in on your son's like you checked in on me. I love you forever Brother ❤️

When we met!

Shared by Theresa Bransford on April 12, 2021
I thank God for meeting you you were such a thoughtful man we met in 1982 November 26 of that year you made me a wife we had good times and then in Sept 2 1985 I became a mom that was the happiest day of my life we had some hills and some valleys and then April 2 1999 I became a mom for the second time thank you for our sons rest in paradise until we meet again THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES❤️❤️❤️