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Celebrating the life of
Watffa Saide Brannen
Passed away on February 21, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 5:00 p.m. - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
  • 11500 Middleground Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 925-4725

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend. We had many laughs together. I will miss her smile!! Prayers for healing and peace to all of her family. ???

Diane Gaik, Savannah, Ga

I love walfa for many years knew her mom dad Abraham was a dear friend of ours our love to the entire family prayers love you all

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Wattfa was an amazing lady who loved life and her family and friends. Dixon, Caroline, Kiley and I all enjoyed spending time with your Mother and your entire family during special birthday celebrations and family gatherings. We hold you and your family close to our hearts during this difficult time and pray all the happy times will help guide you. Thoughts and prayers, Tricia

Tricia Singleton, Savannah, GA

Wattfa was truly one of my best friends, kind, beautiful, loving and would do anything for anyone. We have laughed, cried and prayed together many times. She and all of you will continue to be in my prayers. Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I love you guys, Tina

Tina Maxwell, Richmond Hill , GA

Wattfa was truly one of my best friends, kind, beautiful, loving and would do anything for anyone. We have laughed, cried and prayed together many times. She and all of you will continue to be in my prayers. Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I love you guys, Tina

Tina Maxwell, Richmond Hill , GA

Mis condolencias. Nuestra querida prima Watffa está en el reino de los buenos y de los justos.

Felix Manzur Jattin, Monteria, Córdoba

Watfa, So sad you had to leave so early. You were my family and support in Savannah, you cared for me, loved my kids. You will drive for 1/2 hr to come, find & kill the cucaracha for me, you will cook sabor latino with your special seasoning. A lot i can still say, today, I only pray that Alex, Billy, Saluita and their families can find in their faith, the faith Watfa lived by, the strenght to accept God’s will. My sincere condolences and may Watfa’s beautiful soul rest in peace

Betty Karam (Marie), Lebanon,

My family and I are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Our most heartfelt condolences. We are honored and blessed to have known your beautiful, special and dear mom. She will be missed and she will never be forgotten. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May her soul rest in peace. Familia Fernández Aldana (Barranquilla)

Clary Fernández-Cerda, Weston, FL

Alex, We are sorry for your loss and pray that you will find comfort in your family, in your wonderful memories of Wattfa, and in knowing that Wattfa is with the Lord. Much love, Anne & Fred

Fred & Anne (Woodward) Brown, Savannah, GA

Watffa was a beautiful person with a beautiful life, and her beauty shines as bright as ever.

Jacek Lubecki and Christine Barsky, Statesboro, GA

We are sorry for the loss of our dear Tia Watffa, and for the loss those of you closest to her have suffered. We are grateful she is no longer suffering and is in the presence of the Lord. What you all have written is a lovely remembrance of her humor, wit, and life. She will be missed.

Neil and Julia Novoa, El Paso , TX

I am so sorry for your loss, Watffa will be missed and I will definitely miss her calling the office to hear her say My Sunshine. She participated in several of my family functions for my children with my lovely Hanger Mother Stella. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God continue to bless you all.

Ashley Gamble, Savannah, GA

So very sorry to hear about dear Watffa. She was very beautiful, kind, loving and a wonderful friend, who welcomed us into her family. We will miss her but know that Watffa is healed now in Heaven. Sending our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you.

Joan & Jamie Herbster, Savannah, GA

Watffa Saide Jattin Chadid Brannen, 75, left this world to be with the Creator on February 21, 2019, surrounded by her husband, family, and friends.

She was born in Sincelejo, Colombia, to Abraham Elías Jattin Abdelahad (Zahlé, Lebanon) and Berta Tulia Chadid Badue (Tannourine, Lebanon). She married William Alexander Brannen III (Alex) in Barranquilla, Colombia, settled in South Florida and later permanently in Savannah, Georgia.

She is survived by her husband Alex Brannen, her children William Alexander Brannen IV (Billy), Salua Mariana Brannen, daughter-in-law Miwa Brannen, grandchildren Niina Saide Brannen, Felipe Elías Hikaru Brannen, Mana Salwa Brannen, Aisha Alessandra Rhenals, and Sasha Valentina Muna Rhenals. Also surviving are her siblings Yamil Jattin Chadid, Salua Jattin Chadid, Abraham Jattin Chadid (predeceased), Salim Jattin, Leonor Jattin, and her furry companion, Mona.

Watffa was granted a lifetime beauty pageant title by the Lions Club (Club de Leones), Colombia. She was known for her vibrant character and loving personality. Her family fondly remembers her Miss Colombia pageant adventure stories, comical encounters with school nuns, and infamous English test question in school where she was asked how "nose" was written in English, answering NO SE ("I don't know") in Spanish—getting the spelling right.

One of her favorite sayings was "viajar es cultura" (traveling is culture). She was a devout Catholic. Her favorite color was purple and she loved dogs, mariachi music, Lebanese cuisine, Morioka jajamen noodles (from Japan), her beloved hometown Lorica, and above all, her family.

You will be eternally missed, Watffa Saide de mi vida, Watffa Saide de mi amor.

 

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I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend. We had many laughs together. I will miss her smile!! Prayers for healing and peace to all of her family. ???

Diane Gaik, Savannah, Ga

I love walfa for many years knew her mom dad Abraham was a dear friend of ours our love to the entire family prayers love you all

, ,

Wattfa was an amazing lady who loved life and her family and friends. Dixon, Caroline, Kiley and I all enjoyed spending time with your Mother and your entire family during special birthday celebrations and family gatherings. We hold you and your family close to our hearts during this difficult time and pray all the happy times will help guide you. Thoughts and prayers, Tricia

Tricia Singleton, Savannah, GA

Wattfa was truly one of my best friends, kind, beautiful, loving and would do anything for anyone. We have laughed, cried and prayed together many times. She and all of you will continue to be in my prayers. Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I love you guys, Tina

Tina Maxwell, Richmond Hill , GA

Wattfa was truly one of my best friends, kind, beautiful, loving and would do anything for anyone. We have laughed, cried and prayed together many times. She and all of you will continue to be in my prayers. Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I love you guys, Tina

Tina Maxwell, Richmond Hill , GA

Candle tribute lit by Rosse B. My deepest condolescences for our dearest friend Salua and her entire — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Lina & Krishy — Illinois

Mis condolencias. Nuestra querida prima Watffa está en el reino de los buenos y de los justos.

Felix Manzur Jattin, Monteria, Córdoba

Watfa, So sad you had to leave so early. You were my family and support in Savannah, you cared for me, loved my kids. You will drive for 1/2 hr to come, find & kill the cucaracha for me, you will cook sabor latino with your special seasoning. A lot i can still say, today, I only pray that Alex, Billy, Saluita and their families can find in their faith, the faith Watfa lived by, the strenght to accept God’s will. My sincere condolences and may Watfa’s beautiful soul rest in peace

Betty Karam (Marie), Lebanon,

My family and I are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Our most heartfelt condolences. We are honored and blessed to have known your beautiful, special and dear mom. She will be missed and she will never be forgotten. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May her soul rest in peace. Familia Fernández Aldana (Barranquilla)

Clary Fernández-Cerda, Weston, FL

Candle tribute lit by Hardman family — Georgia

Alex, We are sorry for your loss and pray that you will find comfort in your family, in your wonderful memories of Wattfa, and in knowing that Wattfa is with the Lord. Much love, Anne & Fred

Fred & Anne (Woodward) Brown, Savannah, GA

Watffa was a beautiful person with a beautiful life, and her beauty shines as bright as ever.

Jacek Lubecki and Christine Barsky, Statesboro, GA

We are sorry for the loss of our dear Tia Watffa, and for the loss those of you closest to her have suffered. We are grateful she is no longer suffering and is in the presence of the Lord. What you all have written is a lovely remembrance of her humor, wit, and life. She will be missed.

Neil and Julia Novoa, El Paso , TX

Candle tribute lit by Omar Feris e Hijas — Florida

I am so sorry for your loss, Watffa will be missed and I will definitely miss her calling the office to hear her say My Sunshine. She participated in several of my family functions for my children with my lovely Hanger Mother Stella. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God continue to bless you all.

Ashley Gamble, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Ashley Gamble, Hanger (Stella) — Georgia

So very sorry to hear about dear Watffa. She was very beautiful, kind, loving and a wonderful friend, who welcomed us into her family. We will miss her but know that Watffa is healed now in Heaven. Sending our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you.

Joan & Jamie Herbster, Savannah, GA


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