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Winifred B. “Winnie” Bragg passed Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Mrs. Bragg was born in Newport News and lived on the Peninsula until moving to Roanoke to be near her daughters in 2009.
Winnie was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Fredrick C. Bragg; parents, Elma Parker and Henry P. Barlow; two brothers, Robert James “Jimmie” and Douglas Wade Barlow; and son-in-law, Melvin C. Williams.
The Presbyterian Church, Second Church and Yorkminster had been a part of her life since childhood and since moving to Roanoke. Peace Presbyterian had been her church home.
Winnie was employed at NACA-NASA for 22 years, leaving in 1973 just prior to Fred’s retirement. They enjoyed eight years of retired bliss before his death in 1980.
The family loved boating, fishing and hunting. Winnie got involved with volunteering to keep active. Most rewarding was teaching safe boating and handling for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, United States Power Squadrons and Commonwealth of Virginia.
She served on the Board of the York Senior Center and Peninsula Agency on Aging as well as being employed by PAA for 2.5 years and Southern Title of the Peninsula for six years until the office closed in 2008. Bowling on Tuesday mornings, an investment club meeting once a month and swimnastics at the Y in Newport News three times a week were all a part of her busy life.
Winnie is survived by her two daughters, Carol Williams, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, and now living in Roanoke, and Alice and Donald W. Smith of Troutville, Va.; four grandchildren, Kenneth Williams and Douglas Williams, both living in Iowa, Andrew Smith of Greensboro, N.C., and Sonya Abdelhadi of Roanoke; and 10 great-grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew and many cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.
Donations may be sent to the Breast Cancer Fund or Heart Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.oakeys.com.