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Virginia M. (Mobley) Braxton

August 1, 1940 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Virginia M. Braxton, age 80, of 407 East Union Street, Vienna, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele.

She was born in Macon on August 1, 1940, to the late Lewis Nathan Mobley and Virginia Wood Mobley.  She graduated from Vienna High School in 1958 as an All-State Basketball player, initiating a love of sports that lasted the rest of her life.  In 1960, she graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she also played basketball.  She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia Southern College in 1963 and her Master of Science in Education in 1964, serving as a graduate assistant.

Her first job was at LN Mobley Insurance Agency.  Upon graduation, she worked as an assistant professor of physical education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and retired from Akin Insurance in Cordele where she was an insurance agent and bookkeeper.

She was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church where she taught pre-school, Sunday School and directed recreation for Vacation Bible School.  For the past ten years, she regularly attended Vienna United Methodist Church.

A faithful servant in her community, she served on the Dooly County Recreation Board and the Lake Blackshear Regional Library Board.

Virginia enjoyed reading, walking, yard work and visiting friends, shut-ins and seniors.  She loved watching sports, especially women's professional tennis and women's college basketball.  Her favorite team was the Tennessee Lady Vols.  She was proud that she attended many women's tennis tournaments in Florida over 20 years and saw many big names in the sport.  Of course the sporting events she enjoyed watching most were those involving her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Daughter:  Susan Caroline Braxton Davies (Nigel) of Augusta

Son:  Lewis Mobley Braxton (Jessica) of Warner Robins

Sisters:
Fran Mobley Morris (Clyde) of Fernandina Beach, FL
Cile Mobley Woodward of Albany

Grandchildren:  
James Patrick Braxton (Lee) of Douglas, Bradford Lewis Braxton, Jonathan Gehrig Braxton, Landon Phillip Braxton and Taylor Elisabeth Braxton all of Warner Robins

Nieces/Nephews:
Carol Woodward (Marcey) of Dixon, NM, Paul Morris (Terri) of Yorktown, VA, David Morris (Michele) of Gainesville, VA, Donna Murphy (Ladd) of Albany, John Morris (Mary Beth) of Snellville and Jill Woodward of New York, NY

Ten great nieces and great nephews and 1 great great nephew also survive.

She is also survived by Luanne Sewell (Brennon) and Virginia Whitehead Tinkler, who she considered her little sisters and by Kerry L. Braxton, mother of Patrick, Brad and Jonathan Braxton.

The family would like to thank Virginia Carr Holt and Warren Bryant of Vienna for being "wonderful all the time."

Funeral services will be at 3 PM Friday, July 9 in Vienna United Methodist Church with interment in Vienna City Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 West Summitt Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 or the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.

 

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Services

Funeral Service
Friday
July 9, 2021

3:00 PM
Vienna United Methodist Church
313 Church Street
Vienna, GA 31092

Interment
Friday
July 9, 2021

3:45 PM
Vienna City Cemetery
Woodward Street
Vienna, GA 31092

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