|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1914|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2008|
Norma "Nimmie" Bryan Brawley died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at age 93.
Norma was always in motion and truly embraced life, her family and her friends. She was an avid golfer, gardener, conservationist, and passionate sports fan. She rarely missed a home University of Virginia football game, even at age 93, and encouraged her five children to play sports as well as to be good sports. A lover of many types of music and singing, she hosted numerous parties that involved singing around the piano. She traveled extensively through her life and loved hearing about her family members' travels. She was also an active volunteer for many civic organizations for over 80 years. The last remaining family member of her generation of Bryans from Richmond, Norma was much loved by her many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was born on September 12, 1914, in Richmond, the daughter of Thomas Pinckney and Helen (McGill) Bryan.
She attended St. Catherine's School, St. Timothy's School and graduated from Vassar College in 1935.
Norma was married to Francis Poe Brawley from Greenville, South Carolina, on June 23, 1938. They lived in Richmond for 18 years and then moved to Charlottesville in 1956.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Dugger and her husband, John, of Bethesda, Maryland; daughter, Isobel Spink and her husband, Shepard, of Ponte Vedra, Florida; daughter, Patsy Murray and her husband, Gil, of Gainesville, Florida; son, Marion "Dickie" Brawley and his wife, Joanie, of Winter Haven, Florida; and daughter Frances Foster and her husband, Will, of Charlotte, Vermont. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous other relations and friends.
A memorial celebration of Nimmie's life will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2008.
Published in the Daily Progress on August 15, 2008
Thomas Pinckney Bryan (1882 - 1920)
Helen Hamilton Bryan (1884 - 1967)
Norma Stewart Bryan Brawley (1914 - 2008)
Thomas Pinckney Bryan (1918 - 1983)*
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 11, 2011
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