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Phyllis B. Brake
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Birth: May 15, 1925
Death: May 20, 2006
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - May 23, 2006
Deceased Name: BRAKE, Phyllis E.
11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church; inurnment 11 a.m. May 27 in Brake Family Cemetery, Edgecombe County, N.C.
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - May 22, 2006
Mrs. Phyllis Elisabeth Bates Brake went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2006.

As a young lady, she graduated Valedictorian of Petersham High School, in Petersham, Mass; she later attended Duke University. A loving mother and adoring grandmother, she was a devoted Army wife who kept things going while her husband was away on his many deployments. She married her best friend, and the man of her dreams, on October 7, 1945, and has maintained a wonderful marriage for over 60 years. She was a member of St John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, the Retired Officers' Wives Association, the Swindler's Golf Association Wives' Auxiliary, and was an avid bridge player. Her parents Ernest Rogers Bates and Dorothy Elizabeth Towne Bates preceded her in death.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Ralph Brake; three daughters, Karen Lee Brake Barrett and husband, William H. of Ellicott City, Md., Jacque Brake Jordan of Williamsburg, Mary Wood Brake of Charlottesville; a sister, Virginia Bates Gifford of Athol, Mass; and a granddaughter Gwendolyn Jordan Vila and husband, Robert, of Hollywood, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at St John's Episcopal Church, 100 W. Queen's Way, Hampton, VA 23669. Inurnment will take place at 11a.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Brake Family Cemetery, Route 43, Edgecombe County, N.C. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church. You may visit Mrs. Brake's memorial at

Services are handled by Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. 
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  Ralph Wilson Brake (1918 - 2009)
Brake Cemetery
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Jul 04, 2007
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