Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford

by | March 31, 2014 12:30 pm

SUMMERTON – Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford, 94, beloved widow of the late Willie “Friendly” Brailsford Sr., died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at her home in Summerton.

Born Nov. 6, 1919, she was the last survivor of nine children born to the late Charlie and Rebecca Johnson Oliver. She was a devoted member of Historic Liberty Hill AME Church.

Survivors include four sons, Allen I. (Lynn) Brailsford of Asheville, N.C., Joe M. Brailsford of Ridgefield Park, N.J., Willie F. (Debra) Brailsford Jr., of Orangeburg, and Eddie H. Brailsford of Greensboro, N.C.; six daughters, Isabelle Jackson of Sumter, Joyce Jenkins of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gwendolyn Brailsford-Cato of Raleigh, N.C., Rosetta (Troy) Hamilton of West Chester, Ohio, Thelma Limehouse of Lithonia, Ga. and Sandra (Stephen) Brooks of Duluth, Ga.; a niece reared as a daughter, Loretta (Ernest) Fullwood of Leland, N.C.; an honorary son, William (Doris) Dallas of Summerton; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Benjamin and Clyde Leslie Brailsford.

Homegoing services for Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Dr. Leslie J. Lovett bringing words of comfort.

The service of committal, benediction and interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to flemingdelaine@aol.com.

Fleming–DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is in charge of services.

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