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Edith Bromley (6-20-12) service 6-23-12


Edith Bromley

Edith Nell Melton Bromley, of Chesterfield, Va., was born in Waynesboro, on Sept. 18, 1922, the daughter of the late Terry Cleaveland and Laura Ann Merriman Melton.

In April of 1943 she was united in marriage to J.N. Bromley, who preceded his wife in death on Dec. 4, 2001.

Mrs. Bromley was a homemaker and a retired school teacher for Walnut Grove Elementary and Parris South School. She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Savannah.

She departed this life on June 20, at the Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va., at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Bromley is survived by two daughters, Jean Bromley Watson and her husband Wallace of Collierville, Tenn. and Joy Bromley Walker and her husband Tom of Chesterfield, Va.

Mrs. Bromley was preceded in death by her oldest granddaughter, Kimberly Watson Garrison.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Brian Walker and his wife Jorie of Raleigh, N.C., Richard Watson of Nashville, Brent Walker of Chesterfield, Va. and Andrea Walker of Long Beach, Calif. and grandson-in-law, David Garrison of Cordova, Tenn. Mrs. Bromley is also survived by six great grandchildren, Laura and Steven Garrison of Cordova, Tenn., and Molly, Sarah, Henry and Flynn Walker of Raleigh, N.C.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Bromley was also preceded in death by two brothers, E.J. Melton and Charles Ray Melton, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held on Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Helen Hamilton and Hal Noble officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

Memorial donations may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Savannah or the American Heart Association.

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