GASTONIA - Leona Braswell, 91, passed away July 6, 2014.
She was born May 5, 1923 in Gaston County to the late Daniel Wesley and Josie (Brooks) Hall.
Leona is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann Wiggins and husband, Doug of Ranlo, Kay Braswell of Lowell and Vickie Greene and husband Robert of Stanley; six grandchildren, Karen Perkins, Greg Hol-liday, Dana Stockton, Amy Waters, Tori Toomey and Candi Greene; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Braswell; grandson, Joey Holliday; broth-ers, Glenn and Homer Hall, sisters, Florence Hicks, Thelma Broome, Rita Mae Peeler, Geneva Stacey.
A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowell Free Will Baptist Church, 3010 Lowell Road, Gastonia.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. 2nd Ave. Gastonia.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Alexandria Place who too such great care of their mother.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Braswell family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 8, 2014