Reports have surfaced today reporting that co-founder of Miss Jessie’s Products, TiTi Branch, 45, passed away on December 14, 2014. No official reports can be found to confirm this fact, but pictures of her funeral program and online memorials have been published on various sites and blogs throughout the day on December 14, 2014.
Reports state that she died from asphyxiation, and it is rumored that she may have committed suicide. There has been no official statement given by representatives of Miss Jessie’s. When visiting their FB page looking for confirmation, there was none. I can say that there has not been a posting since December 3, 2014.
I did not know her personally but respected their contribution to the natural hair industry. Miss Jessie’s products have been a constant and influential presence at the World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show held annually in Atlanta, Georgia . Their products are used and distributed world wide.
Rest In Peace, Titi Branch! A true pioneer whose absence will no doubt be felt throughout the beauty industry.
My condolences to her family (business and personal). May they continue the work that she was so passionate about.