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 Florida Douglass <I>Broward</I> Segrest

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Florida Douglass Broward Segrest

Birth
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Death
20 Apr 1988 (aged 84)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
49102191 View Source

Florida Douglass Broward Segrest, 84, a resident of Tuskegee, Al died Wednesday April 20, 1988 at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Services will be held at 11AM Friday April 22, 1988 at First Presbyterian Church of Tuskegee with Dr. Calvin Chestnutt and Rev. K. David Heskett officiating. Burial will be in the Tuskegee Cemetery. She was survived by four sons, Henry Neill Segrest, Jr. (Judy) Brinkley, AR, Douglas Broward Segrest (Julia), and Donald Hutchison Segrest (Jean), both of Montgomery, AL and Stephen Graham Segrest (Dianne) of Tuskegee, nineteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters Agnes Broward Craig, Sharon, CT, Elizabeth Crawford, New Canaan, CT and a brother Napoleon Broward, Ft. George, FL.

Visitation will be at their home on Gautier Street until 10 AM on Friday until the body is moved to the church one hour before the service.

Florida was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxilliary and a past state president. She was a member of the Madame Hodnett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the UDC and Colonial Dames, and a member of Magna Charta Dames descending from at least nine Surety Barons and signers of the Magna Charta.

Mrs. Segrest was one of the founders and members of the East Alabama Genealogical Society and a publisher of Tap Roots and a member of the Alabama Genealogical Society. She was former chairman of the Macon County Commission and the first female county commissioner in the state of Alabama.

Florida was born April 4, 1904 to Annie Isabel Douglass Broward and Napoleon Bonaparte Broward in Jacksonville, FL. Around the time she was one years old her father was elected and took office as Governor of Florida. When she was six he had just been elected to the U.S. Senate when he died in gallbladder surgery. Her mother did an impressive job of rearing their eight children as a widow. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Henry Neill Segrest, Sr. whom she met when she had moved to teach school and get her Master's Degree at the University of Alabama. She was preceded in death by three sons, Allan Duncan Segrest, twin infants Thomas Bryant Segrest and Alexander McCaskill Segrest, sisters Annie Dorcas Broward Starrett, Josephine Broward Beckley, Enid Lyles Broward Hardee, Elsie Hortense Broward Dumas, Ella Jeanette Broward Shevlin, a half brother who died in infancy, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, a daughter in law Elizabeth "Beth" Thornton Segrest. and an infant grandson Thomas McCaskill Segrest.

Florida is remembered first and foremost as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend and a woman of deep Christian faith, a historian, and a brilliant mind. Florida graduated from Randolph-Macon College. She was a resident of Tuskegee for nearly 60 years. She worked alongside Henry Neill in his law office at times. Both were leaders in civil rights in Tuskegee and the state of Alabama. She also made oral history recordings for the Macon County Historical Society and many of her papers are in the collection of Samford University and Auburn University.

Florida Douglass Broward Segrest, 84, a resident of Tuskegee, Al died Wednesday April 20, 1988 at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Services will be held at 11AM Friday April 22, 1988 at First Presbyterian Church of Tuskegee with Dr. Calvin Chestnutt and Rev. K. David Heskett officiating. Burial will be in the Tuskegee Cemetery. She was survived by four sons, Henry Neill Segrest, Jr. (Judy) Brinkley, AR, Douglas Broward Segrest (Julia), and Donald Hutchison Segrest (Jean), both of Montgomery, AL and Stephen Graham Segrest (Dianne) of Tuskegee, nineteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters Agnes Broward Craig, Sharon, CT, Elizabeth Crawford, New Canaan, CT and a brother Napoleon Broward, Ft. George, FL.

Visitation will be at their home on Gautier Street until 10 AM on Friday until the body is moved to the church one hour before the service.

Florida was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxilliary and a past state president. She was a member of the Madame Hodnett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the UDC and Colonial Dames, and a member of Magna Charta Dames descending from at least nine Surety Barons and signers of the Magna Charta.

Mrs. Segrest was one of the founders and members of the East Alabama Genealogical Society and a publisher of Tap Roots and a member of the Alabama Genealogical Society. She was former chairman of the Macon County Commission and the first female county commissioner in the state of Alabama.

Florida was born April 4, 1904 to Annie Isabel Douglass Broward and Napoleon Bonaparte Broward in Jacksonville, FL. Around the time she was one years old her father was elected and took office as Governor of Florida. When she was six he had just been elected to the U.S. Senate when he died in gallbladder surgery. Her mother did an impressive job of rearing their eight children as a widow. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Henry Neill Segrest, Sr. whom she met when she had moved to teach school and get her Master's Degree at the University of Alabama. She was preceded in death by three sons, Allan Duncan Segrest, twin infants Thomas Bryant Segrest and Alexander McCaskill Segrest, sisters Annie Dorcas Broward Starrett, Josephine Broward Beckley, Enid Lyles Broward Hardee, Elsie Hortense Broward Dumas, Ella Jeanette Broward Shevlin, a half brother who died in infancy, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, a daughter in law Elizabeth "Beth" Thornton Segrest. and an infant grandson Thomas McCaskill Segrest.

Florida is remembered first and foremost as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend and a woman of deep Christian faith, a historian, and a brilliant mind. Florida graduated from Randolph-Macon College. She was a resident of Tuskegee for nearly 60 years. She worked alongside Henry Neill in his law office at times. Both were leaders in civil rights in Tuskegee and the state of Alabama. She also made oral history recordings for the Macon County Historical Society and many of her papers are in the collection of Samford University and Auburn University.


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