Catherine ‘Kay’ Clare Seery VandenBranden passed away Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Dugan Memorial Home at the age of 78. She was a West Point native born August 5, 1940 on McCord St. to the late Lawrence Christopher Seery and Emma Unger. She could trace her family roots back to the “Irish Colony” that settled after the Civil War in Montpelier, MS; which has been written about in Town & Gown by Jack Elliott. She graduated from West Point High School in 1958 where she was a majorette, and little ten basketball player. After high school she attended Delta State for a year then moved to Wisconsin, where she met and married Marvin J. VandenBranden Sr. who preceded her in death. The family moved back to Mississippi in the 70’s. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Tuesday September 25, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Binh Nguyen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Max Abner, Cody Melcher, Alex VandenBranden, Sonny VandenBranden, Morgan VandenBranden. Honorary pallbearers will be Skipper VandenBranden and Aric VandenBranden.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM Monday at Robinson Funeral Home.
She is survived by her four children, Monica Abner (Barry) of West Point, Kellie Melcher of West Point, Marvin ‘Skipper’ VandenBranden Jr. (Teather) of Texas, Aric VandenBranden (Stephanie) of West Point. Proud grandmother to 11 grandchildren, Kyle, Chelcie, Max, Sonny, Chris, Cody, Alex, Teri, Morgan, Abbi, Bailey and 4 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38105.