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Margaret Mays Bragg

October 18, 1939 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 80)


Margaret Mays Bragg

     Margaret Mays Bragg, 80, of Palmyra, went home to be with her Jesus on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at her home.

     She was born on October 18, 1939, in the Shipman area of Nelson County, a daughter of the late Maggie G. Mays.

     In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years: Mancy L. Bragg, Sr.; one brother: Jack Mays; and several sisters.  

     She leaves behind to cherish her memory four sons: Mancy Jr. and wife, Sharon of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Calvin and wife, Linda, David and wife, Sharon and Ronald and wife, Carol; one daughter: Regina Perkins and husband, Ronnie all of Palmyra; eight grandchildren: Calvin, Jr. and wife, Molly of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Angela Morris and husband, Eric of Amherst, Jenna and her boyfriend, Jerry, Hunter, Cody, and Caleb Bragg, R.J. Perkins, and Leighann Jackson and husband, Roger all of Palmyra;  eight great-grandchildren: Sarah and Elaina Morris, Andrew, Morgan, Noah, and Ryan Bragg, and Lily, and Ryan VanKeuren; four sisters: Dorothy Means, Peggy Gilkerson, Ann Taylor, and Phyllis Pippin; one brother: Roger Mays; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

     Margaret grew up in Shipman, but her life truly began when she married her sweetheart, Mancy at the age of 16. Margaret and Mancy went on to have four boys before moving to Fluvanna County where their only girl was born. Margaret had two loves, her Savior, Jesus Christ and her family.  She served both diligently her entire life, even witnessing to friends and loved ones in her final hours.  Margaret served in several roles in her church including, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director, Small Group Leader, and lastly serving as Pastor of Scottsville Independent Baptist church for six years.

     Margaret also loved baking and being surrounded by children. Her and Mancy even baby-sat several grandchildren and children from the community in their retirement years. Nothing made her happier than having a house full of children and something baking in the oven. If you went to her house you were going to eat, whether you were hungry or not. Margaret left a lasting impact on everyone she met. She was the perfect example of how one should let Christ’s love flow through them.

     Her final request was that we rejoice with her for she has now heard the words that she had longed to hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant, enter into thy rest”.

     You are welcome to come celebrate her life with her family. Her Home Going Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home, led by Mr. Alan Stewart. Following the service, her body will be laid to rest at Scottsville Independent Baptist Church Cemetery next to her sweetheart, Mancy.

     The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 pm on Saturday evening, August 22, 2020, at the funeral home.

     In following all local, state, and federal COVID-19 mandates and guidelines, all attendees coming to the funeral home are required to wear a facial mask or covering and practice social distancing.  Funeral home staff will give directions to attendees regarding distancing and seating arrangements.  

     In lieu of flowers, you may make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont: 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

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August 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home
650 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA 24590

Funeral Service
August 23, 2020

2:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home
650 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA 24590

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