Marcelle Annelle ‘Sis’ Brennan

Published 7:26 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Funeral services for Marcelle Annelle “Sis” Brennan, of Brookhaven, are today, March 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brookhaven with burial at the Catholic Cemetery in Brookhaven. Father Henry Shelton will officiate. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be today, March 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

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Mrs. Brennan, 91, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her residence with her loving caregivers by her side. She was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Meridian to Edward Francis Brennan II and Marcelle O’Rorke Brennan. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi. She loved all things Brookhaven and its history. She was a historian of South Jackson Street, knowing all residents with their history.  She could tell you who built any of the older homes there and the history of each.  She still had a very sharp mind and an insatiable curiosity to the end.  She loved animals and especially her loving border collie, Bridgette, who was her constant companion for many years.  She was very social, and in her younger years she loved to host parties, especially bridge parties.  Everyone was always welcome to her home and the coffee pot was always on and full. She retired from The Daily Leader, where she was a social editor, after 37 1/2 years. Her position was a perfect fit with her curiosity and love for Brookhaven and its people. 

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Mary Anne Brennan; and two brothers, Edward Francis Brennan III and Charles Emmett Brennan.

Survivors are her cousins, Mary Anne Brennan, of Brookhaven, Jay Travis and wife Judith, of Jackson, Fred Travis and wife Alex, of New York, New York, George Soule, of Meridian, Hubert Brennan Jr., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Vincent Brennan Jr., of Shreveport, Louisiana.

A special “thank you” for her loving caregivers: Bonnie Turner, Regina Brock, Emmajean Smith, and Shelia Lambert.  She also had special friends and neighbors, Pat Arnold, Margarite Ferrell and Mary Maddox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ms. Sis’s name may be made to the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.

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