August 18, 1937 - January 7, 2021
Virginia Dare Bracewell, 83 of Marietta passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Keith Allen officiating. She will be laid to rest at Cheatham Hill Cemetery in Marietta. Survivors include her daughters Marie Bracewell Morrow and Candy Bracewell, of Marietta; grandchildren, Amanda (Bill) Arnold of Marietta and Nick (Shannon) Morrow of Hiram; six great grandchildren, Ella Reece, Bailey Grace Arnold, Ava, Audrey, Abi, Lucas Morrow; sister, Frances (Clyde) Armstrong of Anderson, SC. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Norman; parents Boggs and Mary Drake and brothers Bailey Reid and J.B. “Skeets” Drake. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13th at the funeral home. Those who knew Dare know she was an amazing wife, mother, Nana, sister and daughter. Her life was focused on her family, volunteering and serving her church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking and watching Days of our Lives. She loved the Dawgs, shopping, spending time spoiling her great grandchildren, spreading joy to her friends and family with a card or a phone call and making the best sweat tea around. Dare grew up in Anderson, SC, a 1955 graduate of Hanna High, she moved to Atlanta to attend Nursing School at Georgia Baptist College where she met Norman and they married in 1956. She resided in Marietta for 65 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made in Dare’s name to Warehouse of Hope, a not-for-profit organization providing families with food and clothing and teaching the love of Christ to those in need. Donations can be made by visiting the website at http://warehouseofhope.squarespace.com/.
Virginia Dare Bracewell, 83 of Marietta passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta... View Obituary & Service Information
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