It is with great sadness we must report that Titi Branch the co-founder of Miss. Jessie’s passed away on December 4th, 2014. There have been no confirmations in exactly how she died, but the reports have been confirmed that she indeed did pass away. This is a sad day for us in the natural hair community as Titi’s pioneering endeavors have been apart of so many women’s lives. It is an even sadder day for her friends and family members who are coping with this loss. No formal statement has been released, but her sister Miko did send out a tweet that read: “Titi <3”.

There has been an outpouring of love and support, including a video created by Andre Robert Lee in memory of her. (video below). Let us all just remember to keep Titi and her family/friends in our prayers.


Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.