Lucy Florence (Kramer) Brazeal, daughter of the late Frank Tony and Ethel Florence (Jewell) Kramer, was born October 17, 1924, in Gandy, Nebraska, and passed away March 12, 2019, in Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was 94 years, four months, and 23 days of age.
On December 16, 1941, Lucy was united in marriage to James Oliver Brazeal. Three children were born to this union, James William, Jewel Marie, and Sheila Rose.
Lucy was a devoted and hard worker. She worked for Brown Shoe Company and retired from there in 1989. She was also an ordained Assembly of God minister. Lucy was a strong woman of faith and read her Bible daily. She loved her family and was proud of each and every one of them. She set forth a Christian example before her family and instilled God’s Word and His love in their hearts. She was very knowledgeable of the Scriptures and loved to minister to people. She attended Victory Tabernacle as long as her health permitted.
Besides her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by an infant son, James William Brazeal; three brothers, Charles Kramer, Irvin Kramer, and Ernest Kramer; two sisters, Rosella Mason and Elsie Fortner; and the father of her children, James Oliver Brazeal.
She is survived by two daughters, Jewel Williams and husband Vess of Lebanon, Missouri, and Sheila Wade and husband Lonnie of Cabool, Missouri; one sister, Violet Robbins of Glenoma, Washington; eight grandchildren, Theresa Sees, Brenda Crawford, Clinton Todd, Cindy West, Amanda Wade, Justin Wade, Jessica Bruce and Erin Harwood; twelve great-grandchildren, Carla, Curtis, Brad, Brian, Brent, Kara, Courtney, Johnna, John Wayne, AdaLena, Andolin, and Ezra; ten great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Talbert officiating. Song selections were “How Great Thou Art,” “Sheltered In The Arms Of God,” and “This Is Just What Heaven Means To Me” sung by the McCunes. Clinton Todd, Carl Sees, Billy Crawford, Justin Wade, Jonathan Harwood, and Robert Bruce served as pallbearers. Danny Leightner, John West, Cody Ellison, and Brandon Cloyd served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Macomb Cemetery, Macomb, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.