Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta Georgia


Mission Statement

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is committed to building a community of acceptance and love, where all people may strive for intellectual, moral and spiritual enlightenment. We offer a place to celebrate life's passages and to join in social action on behalf of local and global communities.   

Welcome to the Memorial page 


of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta

On this page we remember our members and friends....

       In Memory of

    Virginia Branan

               1937 - 2006


We miss you, Virginia -

with love,

Your UU Valdosta family

Click here  for obituary and guest book from Music Funeral Services, Valdosta, GA

Click here  for obituary from the Valdosta Daily Times, June 18, 2006

(June 2006)

       In Memory of

    Dr. John Branan

               1933 - 2007


In Memory of Dr. John Branan

              From the Valdosta Daily Times, April 20, 2007 and the obituary:

Dr. John M. Branan Sr., 73, of Valdosta, passed away at his residence April 18, 2007.  Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Music Funeral Services.  Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday April 24, 2007, at the Valdosta Unitarian Universalist Church, led by the Rev. Mary Louise DeWolf. — Music Funeral Services of Valdosta is serving the family.

Click here for obituary from Music Funeral Services. 

(April 2007)


In memory of Miracle MaKayla… Rest in peace, little one.  To her family, our deepest condolences...

- from your UU Valdosta family

(November 2006)


In Memory of Pat Strickland


Pat Strickland, a member of our congregation from Boston, GA, died October 19, 2008 after a two year fight with cancer.  Her daughter, Sandi Shaw says that she was comforted by her UU values.  We have missed her at our services, which she was unable to attend during much of her illness.   She enjoyed out discussions and always had something to add.  

(From the Flaming Chalice, December 2008)

In Memory of Mary Jane Murphy


Mary Jane Murphy who joined our church within the last year, shortly after she moved to Adel, died August 28, 2007, after a sudden illness.  She had not attended often this summer because of visiting family and friends.  Her death though was quite sudden.  She had volunteered several times for Meet and Greet and was a quiet participant in our services.  She was a life-long UU.  You may be interested to know a little about her.  The following appeared in the newspaper obituary: “She was born May 17, 1934, in Brockton , Mass. to the late Rovert Tracey Rogers and Shirley Marie Lewis Rogers Morrisette. She lived most of her life in Palmer, Mass. She was retired from Palmer Journal as editor after 25 years; member of Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Memorial Hospital of Adel and was a member of St. Paul ’s Universalist Church in Palmer, Mass. She is preceded in death by Harry Louis Murphy.  She is survived by her son, Michael Tracey Murphy of Winder, Ga.; three daughters, Cindy Jo Swain, Palmer, Mass., Kristin Marie Bradway, Bondsville, Mass., Valjeanne Pilcher, Stockbridge, Ga.; six grandchildren; and one sister, Joanne Barnes, Rockland, Mass.” Funeral services were held at Sparks Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Pilcher, a family member, officiating.    


(October 2007, from the Flaming Chalice)


 Unitarian Universalist Association




Our hearts are with the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) of Knoxville, TN, and the Westside Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Faragut, TN, after a shooting on July 27, 2008 at TVUUC.  
More information is available from the UUA website: http://www.uua.org/news/knoxville/index.shtml 
Messages of support and condolence for the members of the Knoxville congregations continue to be welcome at the UUA's "Supporting Our Friends in Knoxville" blog site.

For the 3rd anniversary of the War in Irag:  a Prayer for Peace, and a call for public debate....   Rev. William G. Sinkford, UUA President, March 16, 2006.

Our hearts are with all who lost family and friends, homes and livelihoods in 2005 in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and in the South Asian earthquake, including Pakistan, Kashmir, and parts of India and Afghanistan. Please consider making generous donations to the following two funds:    UUA - UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund and the UUA - UUSC Earthquake Relief Fund  

Remembering all people lost in the Indian Ocean tsunami Dec. 26, 2004. Join with the UUA and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) to help provide relief and recovery for the millions of affected people.  Please click here for a message from UUA President William Sinkford and here for links to UUSC resources.

Thinking of all people engaged in conflict in the Middle East, and wishing in our hearts for peace, however resolved....

Remembering all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.  Pastoral letter from UUA President William Sinkford. In Memoriam  and other resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association


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