Jean Bramham Read

09/17/1926 - 11/04/2020


Jean B. Read Obituary

Jean Bramham Read died on November 4, 2020 after a brief battle with Covid 19. Jean was the daughter of Gladys Yancey Bramham Bracey Hodges and Horace Bramham. She was born in Richmond, VA on September 17, 1926. She grew up in South Hill, VA with her mother and stepfather, Dr. Lucius H. Bracey. Jean was married to Lewis W. Read, from whom she was later divorced. They had a son, Lucius Gregory Read. She is survived by her half-brother, Lucius H. Bracey Jr. and his wife Pam, and their children Keturah Bracey and Dan Bracey, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jean was a graduate of Mary Washington College and lived most of her life in Danville, VA. She was the curator of the National Tobacco-Textile Museum and a member of the Dorothea Henry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Mount Vernon Methodist Church in Danville. Jean was a loving mother to her son Greg, who died in 2016.

Jean spent the last four years of her life in Charlottesville. The family thanks the exceptionally supportive and caring staff for the care given to Jean and her family at Rosewood Village Assisted Living Greenbrier and by Hospice of the Piedmont.

If you wish, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville VA 22911, Due to Covid 19 there will be no visitation, or graveside service until it is safe to do so. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home is serving the Read family

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