Myrtle Brackett

Mar 17, 2017

Loving Nanny Brackett

LAKE JUNALUSKA — Myrtle Brackett, 95, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Pigeon Valley Rest Home.

A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Annie Watson Cope.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Brackett, who died in 1995; a son Eugene Brackett, a daughter, Peggy Franklin; grandsons, Keith and Kenny Franklin; and a sister, Willie Mae Burress.

Left to cherish her memory are five children, Frances Franklin, Delores Marcus, Betty Leatherwood (Thomas), Lynn Mull, Randy Brackett; a sister, Girline Price; a brother, James Cope (Barbara) nine grandchildren, Rick Franklin (Carol), Kevin Franklin (Carol), Debbie Howell (Garry), Darlene Heath (Greg), Scott and Steven Marcus (Cecilia Ruth), Amy Carver (Justin), Mackenzie Mull, and Evan Brackett; great-grandchildren, Eddie Franklin, Beth Bolick, Keith Franklin, Charlie, Jeremy and Tyler Howell, Brian and Nathan Heath, Alex Marcus, Eireann and Ennis Marcus, Jake and Josie Carver; great-great-grandchildren, Shana, Payton, Adaeelynn, and Cade.

She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Lake Junaluska, serving as a Sunday School teacher and mentor for many, young and old.  She would most want to be remembered for leading others to the Lord, whom she served so faithfully.  She enjoyed making Christmas candy and sharing with family and friends.  She crocheted heirlooms including baby blankets for all newborns in her family and church family.  Nanny Brackett loved everyone and was loved by everyone.  She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and love of the Lord.  Myrtle retired from Wellco after 32 years of service.  She spent her last years at Pigeon Valley, a place she loved and called home.  The family would like to thank the staff for the love and care they gave her while she was there.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Lake Junaluska with the Revs. Chris Willett, Ricky Mason and Nick Smith officiating.  Burial followed at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family received friends from 1:30 until 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Serving as pallbearers were a grandson and great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake Junaluska, 154 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC 28721.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at “www.wellsfuneralhome.com”.