Willie Braxton, age 79, passed away on January 24, 1942, in Hartford, Geneva County, Alabama. She was born on May 21, 1862 in Georgia to the late William W. & Martha Patsey (Blackburn) Durden. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elijah B. Durden.
She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, John William Braxton whom she married on August 21, 1884.
She is survived by their eight children: Cora (Tim) Shirley; Maggie (Walter) Kembro; Mattie ("H") Sorrells; Fate (Mary) Braxton and his twin, Fess (Alberta) Braxton; Cleo (Clebon) Lisenby; Cecil (Willie Mae) Braxton; and Eura (Turner) Outlaw.
Her sister, Mattie (Reuben)Burch and her brother Charley (Mittie) Durden; Forty-one grandchildren and at least eleven great grandchildren.
She was said to have the most beautiful blue eyes, bright and piercing. She was a strict disciplinarian and ran a tight household. She was loved and will be missed by all her family and friends. She was laid to rest in Pondtown Church Cemetery in Geneva County, Alabama, next to her husband, John.
Her marker has her maiden name and married name in reverse order.
John William Braxton
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