Ann Temple Brantley

Ann Temple Brantley

July 14, 1932-September 29, 2019

Ann Temple Brantley of Zebulon, formally of Garner, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2019, and is now resting at the hands of her Lord and Savior.

Ann was born to the late Edd Chalmers and Jennie Temple of Zebulon on July 14, 1932.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ann was a gentle soul, who loved to cook, find treasures at local flea markets and found the most joy when she was surrounded by her family. She had the ability to make anyone feel special with her sweet voice and big hugs.    

She is survived by her four children: Steven Brantley (Kathy) of Wilmington, Kevin Brantley (Debbie), Kerry Brantley (Susan) and Robin Hicks (Glen) all of Zebulon. In addition, seven grandchildren: Shannon Winslow and Shane Brantley of Wilmington, Allen and Matthew Brantley of Zebulon, Beth Brantley Horner of Rolesville and Jeremy and LeAnn Hicks of Zebulon. Along with eight great-grandchildren: Christian, Macy, Avery, Pierce, Madison, Taylor, Andrew and Meredith. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Lane of Virginia, brother-in-law, Bobby Brantley and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ann is preceded in death by the love of her life, Wallace Brantley, her parents and siblings: Allison Temple, Joseph Temple, Doris Pittman, Gordon Temple, Janice Batten and Wayne Temple.

A visitation for friends and family will be held October 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Union Hope Baptist Church, which is located at 12717 Hwy 97 in Zebulon for which she was a beloved member. A celebration of life will be held October 2, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at Union Hope Baptist Church. A graveside service will immediately follow. Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell is handling the arrangements.

The family would like to extend immense gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received over last several months, especially to her caretakers: Audrey, Emma, Renee, Tia and Liberty Hospice Services.

Arrangments are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory in Wendell.


  • David & Rita Pittman Posted September 30, 2019 2:29 pm

    I feel like I have lost another mother, in fact another set of parents. I was always treated like one of their own and if you ever visited them then you know what I mean. I could go on and on about how kind, sweet, and thoughtful she was about others but if you ever met her, knew her, you already know that. And my goodness, the woman could cook up a storm at a moments notice. I should stop telling you things you already know about my wonderful Aunt Ann! Thank you to all the caregivers for what you did for her and do for so many others. To the children and grandchildren, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Wanda Ramm Posted October 1, 2019 1:36 pm

    Kevin and Debbie, I am so very sorry that you’re going through this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  • ROBERT CARLISLE Posted October 1, 2019 2:04 pm

    I didn’t know ms Brantley well but heard she was a sweet woman and a great mother. She’ll be missed.

  • Helen Wilson Posted October 2, 2019 9:07 am

    The last thing I told Ann was that she never wasted one moment of her life on this earth. She was a good wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. But for me and many others, she was the best sister-in-Christ and a special friend. I will miss you. To her family and those special ladies who cared for her, I send my love and sympathy.

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