Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Brawleys in:
 • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery
 • Greenwood
 • Albemarle County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Norma Stewart "Nimmie" Bryan Brawley
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Sep. 12, 1914
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
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 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Pinckney Bryan (1882 - 1920)
  Helen Hamilton Bryan (1884 - 1967)
 
 Sibling:
  Norma Stewart Bryan Brawley (1914 - 2008)
  Thomas Pinckney Bryan (1918 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery
Greenwood
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: LNM
Originally Created by: JEM
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81812270
Norma Stewart Nimmie <i>Bryan</i> Brawley
Added by: JEM
 
Norma Stewart Nimmie <i>Bryan</i> Brawley
Added by: Anonymous
 
Norma Stewart Nimmie <i>Bryan</i> Brawley
Added by: JEM
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Andie Parrish
 Added: Aug. 15, 2009

- Andie Parrish
 Added: Aug. 15, 2009

- Andie Parrish
 Added: Aug. 15, 2009
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service