Jackie Chandler Brabon, 69, enjoyed family travels

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Jackie Chandler Brabon
Jackie Chandler Brabon

Jackie Chandler Brabon, 69, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Nov. 7, 2016 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. She was born July 14, 1947, in Kenova, W.Va., and graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk, Va. She was preceded in death by her father, Rex Owen Chandler and her mother, Helen Chandler Gruenke.

Jackie worked for 17 years at the Naval Air Reworks facility in Norfolk and was a division secretary. She met the love of her life on March 10, 1976, and was married to James (Jim) W. Brabon on Nov. 20, 1976 at the Bayside Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Va. She then had her dream honeymoon in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jackie and Jim lived in Virginia Beach and started their family, until moving to Williamsburg in 1989. Locally, she was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. She was also a devoted mother to her two daughters, Lisa and Jamie, traveling with them to all their school activities and sporting events through the years. She continued this tradition for Lisa and Jamie until both graduated from college. When she wasn’t involved with her daughters, many of her fondest joys and memories were with her husband, as they traveled throughout the world vacationing on their own, or with him on business.

Jackie is survived by her husband of almost 40 years, James W. Brabon of Williamsburg; oldest daughter, Lisa Woodward and her husband, Abram Woodward of Sparks, Nev., and their two children, Annabeth and Andrew Woodward; youngest daughter, Jamie Cohen and her husband, Dr. Britt Cohen of Williamsburg, and their two children, Hailey and Brayden Cohen.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, followed by a celebration of Jackie’s life.

Donations can be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.