Mrs. Norma Gray Broome

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Norma Gray Broome, also affectionately known as Grannie, entered life triumphant on July 16, 2018, at the age of 95.
Born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Zeb and Ola Gray. She was married for over 70 years to the late Blair W. Broome. Together they left an amazing legacy of love for family and friends.
They had three daughters, Anne (Mike) Maginn, Debbie Shealy and Tina Jackson, who were lovingly raised with a strong Christian foundation and a belief in the value of education. Norma, along with her late husband Blair, ran an independent grocery store for over 35 years. She was a highly skilled seamstress who loved making clothes for her family, creating crafts and toys for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sewing beautiful quilts that are family treasures. Playing cards was a favorite pastime, and she especially loved playing bridge. She also enjoyed playing golf in her younger years and took pride in having won the Ladies Golf Championship at the Republic Golf Course.
Norma was a member of Mt. Dearborn United Methodist Church, where she was a founding member of the Lamplighters Class. She cared about others and did not hesitate to help guide someone on the path of life with her wisdom of experience.
In addition to her three daughters, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Chuck (Natalie) Jackson of Baton Rouge, La., Cathy (John) Hobbes of Phoenix, Ariz., Chris (Rhonda) Jackson of Andersonville, Tenn., Matthew (Kara) Shealy of Enoree, S.C., Lorianne (Jeff) Riggin of Newberry, S.C., Kristen Jackson of Atlanta, Ga. and Lauren Jackson of Nashville, Tenn.; and nine great-grandchildren, Ashley (Derek) Wittneben of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph Hobbes of Raleigh, N.C., William, Wade and Wesley Jackson of Baton Rouge, La., Chandler Jackson of Andersonville, Tenn., Brayden and Aubrey Shealy of Enoree, S.C. and Grant Riggin of Newberry, S.C.
She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Buddy Jackson and Albert Shealy.
A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Mt. Dearborn United Methodist Church in Great Falls. The Rev. John Paul Sellars and the Rev. David Ussery presided. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.
Pallbearers were grandsons Chuck Jackson, Chris Jackson, Matthew Shealy and Jeff Riggin; great-grandson Joseph Hobbes; and dear family friend Alex Walters.
Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home was in charge.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Dearborn United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Great Falls, SC
29055; or to Agape Hospice Home, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.
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Published in The News & Reporter on July 28, 2018