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November 23, 1938 – February 19, 2023

Lewis Ralph Branzelle Sr., 84, of Dewitt, VA, passed away, Sunday, February 19, 2023 at his son and daughter-in-law’s residence. Lewis was born in Dinwiddie, VA and had been a resident of the Dinwiddie area. He was the son of the late Willie Branch Branzelle and Mildred Estelle Ferguson. He was a retired operator for Brown and Williams Tobacco Corporation and was a Security Guard for Brenco. He is survived by his son, Butch Branzelle and wife, Toni Branzelle; daughter, Donna Shifflett and husband, Steve Shifflett; his grandchildren, Corey, Hailey, and Madison; brothers, John R. Branzelle and Emmett C. Branzelle; sisters, Shirley B. Martin, Mildred B. Lewis, Katherine B. Hodges, Patsy B. Mayton, Rose B. Winnie, and Frances B. Morgan. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at