My condolences to Wayne's entire family. I attended East Forsyth High School with Wayne and his brother Wade. They were both so nice. So sorry for your loss. Glad to know he was a Pastor and ready to leave this world. Marie
To the family of Wayne Branch,
I remember Wayne as a great guy to work with in the WSFD. He will truly be missed. Our prayers are with you during this time of bereavement.
Wayne, a true inspiration and epitome of a man of faith, hope, love and compassion. During our Mom's illness and passing, Wayne was a great comfort and friend to our family. After our Mom's passing he regularly checked on everyone. Wayne visited our Mom at home, the hospital, and nursing care. Not only our mother, but countless others. I do not know how he found the time to do all that he did.
My thoughts and prayers to Waynes family and freinds
Wayne was a Precious man of God. His caring spirit made an impression on all he came in contact with, he was such a friend to me and my dear fiancee as he battled cancer, Wayne was a faithful friend and preached a Beautiful Funeral for Ray Boger..He was a Rock to us in a difficult time.
Wayne was truly a Hero as his obituary said, Wayne was a true friend to George and myself also to friends of ours Wayne's caring reached out to all he came in contact with he was a Loved Man of God. He will be missed.
Oh Pastor Wayne, he was such a good man. He could make you laugh, cry, he was genuine. He would come by and spend time with my 85 year old mother, Beulah Trimboli, and they would laugh together and he would read God's word to her and talk with her. He and Pastor Pete baptized my mother and it was precious. He will truly be missed, but I know that mom and him will be talking once again. My sympathies to all the family. I truly send my love and compassion.
Jason & Family, Sorry to hear of Chief Branch's passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wayne was such a wonderful friend to us. He was the brother Jerry never had. They became so close and were the best of friends. Wayne was there for us when we lost our parents. His support made their loss less difficult. I will never forget him being with me and my dad the day before he passed. He stayed with me several hours in the hospital praying with my dad and me. His prayers always left a calmness in the room. I'm sure my dad knew he was there. They were buddies. Wayne always visited my mom and dad at their home and the nursing home.
Wayne was a pleasure to be with. Always encouraging and uplifting. Jerry and I miss him. He was the most caring, God loving person. We were blessed to call him friend. We admired him for his dedication to God and his life-calling. He is with Jesus!
Beverly, we are praying for you, Jason and your family during your loss.
We pray God's wonderful comfort to be upon you. We thank God for Wayne's awesome witness and life. Earnie & Sharon
Deepest Sympathies to his friends and family, I knew Wayne when he was a Fire Fighter and he was a very nice and wonderful man, it was a pleasure to know him. I always remember him by his big smile. So sad to hear of his passing; I know he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his parishioners.
Wayne was such a kind, compassionate and caring person. He impacted my life in a positive manner in so many ways. It meant a great deal to me to have him be the one to perform my baptism. Later, when my husband passed and sequentially I went through an illness, he was a constant in my life calling and checking up on me and offering me support both spiritually and as a friend to help me get through those trials. I feel that he was an angel on this earth and he sure will be missed
Beverly, you and your family have our deepest sympathies. You and Wayne meant a deal to Dacquin, myself and our kids. We love you and will miss him dearly. What a blessing he was to our family and so many others. May God keep you all during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne was so loved by our family. The day I put my Daddy's name in the offering plate, Wayne adopted all of us. He was faithful to always go visit Daddy and check in on me with prayers and wisdom. He stayed in touch right up till God took him home. I have never met such a Godly man. He will be missed by all who knew him. He touched so many lives. I want to thank you for sharing him with all of us. God bless you.
Dear Beverly and Jason and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a good man and loved the Lord. Prayers for all of you . He is rejoicing in Heaven and whole again . God bless all of you .
May the grace, peace, and mercy of God be with you. You and Wayne were so special to us while we served at FCCM. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace.
Clay & Sandra Perkins
As friends with Jerry and Patti Rhodes we were blessed to meet Wayne and he was such a wonderful delightful and happy person in the Lord and I feel blessed to have met him and call him friend!! He was there for me when my husband passed 3 years ago so Beverly I know exactly what you are going through right now and I know it is not easy! But by God’s Grace and Love you will make it. Only time will heal the hurt some but it will always be there just less painful with time and God!!
Prayers for the entire family and friends!!
Wayne will be greatly missed. He touched so many lives on this earth and I know the angels now rejoice! Wayne touched our lives significantly. He was the first on the scene when my husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer offering prayer and support. It was a long road for him and Wayne was there.
My prayers and support are with your family now as you mourn your loss...until you see him again!
Wayne has been a constant prayer warrior for my family for many years now. I remember one Sunday a few years back I was having some issues with my teenage son and I truly felt lost. I went down for the call to prayer and was greeted by Wayne. A big hug and a powerful prayer lifted the blackness I had felt hanging over me for months. I will never forget that moment. If anyone was ready for heavens glory, it was Wayne. He truly was a special man and I am so proud to call him my friend.
I'm so sorry to hear about Wayne. I worked with him in the WSFD for many years. Wayne was a tough Firefighter, Good Captain and Battalion Chief. I worked with him in all capacities. I thought a lot of Wayne, he taught me a lot when I worked with him and for him. We also had "several" laughs in our days in the Fire Station. RIP my Brother. Prayers to Jason and the rest of Wayne's Family.
I knew Wayne since 1980 when, as a PSO, I went through fire FTO at Station 4 on Duliegh Ave. I reconnected with him years later in Kernersville through a friend. Wayne was a prince amount men and exhibited the love of Christ always. He is certainly with our Lord right now. What a blessing he was to all who knew him.
I’ve known Wayne for many years from Our Church First Christian. He always had A Sparkling Smile when he approached me at the Front Doors. I was there greeting our guest joining us for Sunday. And he always Said to me
“Glad to See You Trisha. Wayne held the Kindness that this World Needs and the Hope of Helping to Believe! God Has a Very Powerful hold and Beautiful Spirit With Wayne so we all know the Glorious Life He has Planned! Wayne was not only a true believer he was a good friend. I will also remember him as Baptizing my Grandson very young and other remembers of my family that I will always Treasure. Beverly I will have Special Prayers for you and your family. May God Bless you and walk with you through this Journey.
LOVE TRISHA DAVIS
We are heart broken with the passing of uncle Wayne. We love him with all our hearts and will be missed so much. We love ya’ll.
TO the Branch family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Branch and extend my heart felt sympathy. It was just about 3 weeks ago I saw him coming into the 10 am service. He prayed with me several times and I had the pleasure of attending one of his classes which I thoroughly enjoyed. He will be missed. His prayers really went up.
Praying for you Beverly and for your family. ♥️
God bless you and your family on the loss of Wayne.
Wayne was a Godly man always serving others. All who knew him loved him.
We are deeply saddened by Wayne’s loss. He was the most genuine and kind hearted person we have ever met. Coming to church every Sunday and being greeted with his handshake and huge smile will always leave a special place in our hearts. Heaven has gained a true angel/hero. We will keep the Branch family in our prayers.
The Cave Family-Chris, Alea, Tanner and Holden
Wayne has blessed so many people including us. What a great example of a Christian man. He will be missed by many. So thankful God allowed us to be a part of his life at First Christian Church. Until we meet again my friend. Prayers for family during this time.
I met Wayne at FCC. He is one of those few people who ALWAYS had a smile and a listening ear for EVERYONE he met! He was a genuine man of God and the area around him was ALWAYS better because he was in it. He brought with him a great sense of peace - unless he was on a mission to talk with me about something I needed to do differently! He ALWAYS spoke instruction and guidance in love. A remarkable human being that did the world a world of good while he was here. Well done, good and faithful servant! May the fish always be biting. May the cows always be in the pasture under your watchful eye. And, may the banquet have ALL of the things you love!
Until we meet up yonder,