March 12, 2020

Mrs. Brazella Eileen Sturgill, 84, of Abingdon, passed away Saturday March 7, 2020 from her residence. Her son and daughter-in-law were by her side.

Brazella was a former resident of Pound. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was the manager and retired from People’s Bank of Pound/First Virginia Bank after 30+years, she was also co-owner and manager of B&J Grocery for 20 years.

Brazella attended Dewey School and then graduated from Pound High School where she excelled in basketball and was a member of the 1953 state championship team. After her retirement she and Jack moved to Abingdon to be close to the lake so they could fish daily. She enjoyed painting, quilting, and caring for her flowers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone.

Brazella was preceded in death by her husband Jack Sturgill; her parents Ewing Oliver Stidham Sr. and Bessie Ellen (Meade) Stidham; a sister, Jettie Stidham; brothers, Ewing, Odell, Delmer and Troy Stidham and a special niece Norma Jackson.

Survivors include her son, Jack A. Sturgill and wife Kathy of Abingdon; grandson Jonathan Sturgill of Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Linda Lovens, Becky Nunley, Laura Stidham and Aleta Sturgill; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in the Baker Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Randy Carter officiating. The family received friends from 5 p.m. until time of services.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13 at the Oliver Stidham Cemetery in Pound where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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