Willis Braxton Sr.
Willis Braxton Sr. of Urbanna departed this life Friday, December 7, 2012. He was born April 1, 1913 to the late Zack and Cecelia Braxton.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, the late Odessa Braxton; his sisters, Laymetha, Lillie and Marceline; brothers, Jefferson, Richard, Nathaniel, Roosevelt and Benson; and grandchildren, James Whiting Jr. and Debra Braxton.
Willis is survived by his children, Gertrude (James) Whiting of Columbia, S.C., Willis (Joyce) Braxton Jr. of Remlik, Theodore (Helen) Braxton of Deer Park, N.Y., and Lily Braxton of Teaneck, N.J.; grandchildren, Helen (Robert) McCall of Columbia, S.C., Patty Jones of Richmond, Rhonda (Chris) Brown of New York, N.Y., Patricia (Rick) Williams of Deer Park, N.Y., and Moncia (Johnny) Smith of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ora Greenwood; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at Antioch Baptist Church, Saluda, with Reverend Fred D. Holmes Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The viewing will be noon-5 p.m. Friday at J.K. Redmond Funeral Home, Shacklefords, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.