Rickie Lee Branch, departed this life on Friday June 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Smithfield to the late Elizabeth Ward Branch and Aarron Jack Branch. He is also predeceased by his son, Devin Aarron Branch, his brothers, Aarron Ronald Branch, and Jackie Leon Branch. Survived by his wife, Margarita (Rita) Regoli Branch; brothers, Larry Branch Ward, Aarron Glenn Branch, Freddie Branch Smith; sister, Patricia Branch Carter; several nieces and nephews. Special Friends. Billy Pope and Family and Jessie There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Cards can be sent to Rita Branch, 458 Riverbend Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.