Ann Shealy (1925 – 2021) death notice – Florence, South Carolina
FLORENCE – Ann W. Shealy completed these moments of her eternal life with Jesus Christ passing peacefully in her sleep on November 14, 2021. She was a person of faith, family and accomplishment.
Ann was born on December 30, 1925 in Aurora, Indiana and would become the eldest child of Jo Ella Marshall Wilson and Marvin D. Wilson.
His family traveled from place to place where Marvin could find work, living variously in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee. In Nashville, she completed her formal education and graduated from high school.
While in her final year of high school, she was employed as a night shift manager in the Western Union office, at the time a source for service staff to send home messages to their families when the time has come to deploy in European or Pacific theaters of World War II. .
While working there, she met a young soldier from Darlington who promised her marriage after the war. She didn’t take him seriously because she was only sixteen. However, after the war, she married Boyce Allen Brasington in services at the Woodland Presbyterian Church in Nashville and moved with him to Darlington.
Three years after the Air Force was organized in 1947, Allen was appointed second lieutenant and with Ann and their two sons he was posted to Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas.
On April 8, 1952, while on active duty, Allen was killed in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains.
Now a widow, with her two sons, Ann returned to Darlington and found work as a receptionist and accountant at the Wilson Medical Clinic. Three years later, she remarried and moved to Florence.
In Florence, she taught adult nutrition classes at the McLeod School of Nursing and spent her summers teaching swimming lessons to children.
She was then employed as an on-air personality for WBTW Television and WJMX Radio’s Ann McCoy show, where she presented economical in-home entertainment to viewers in the area.
She married Dr William Johns Shealy of the Shealy Dental Clinic and they were happy until her death in 1987 when she retired.
She is survived by her sons, Lt. Col. Boyce Allen Brasington, USMC, retired and Mr. John William Brasington and his grandchildren: MB Allen Brasington III of Asheville, North Carolina, Mrs. Somer (Kevin) Chambley of Chesapeake, Virginia, Mrs. Somer (Kevin) Chambley of Chesapeake, Va. Stephanie (Jeremy) Cain from Huber, NC, Mr. Kenneth (Kristen) Brasington from Charlotte, NC, Ms. Meghan (Anthony) DiFranco from Twinsburg, OH. and Mr. David Brasington of Baltimore, MD.
Eleven nieces and nephews and seven great-grandchildren are also survivors.
In addition to her parents, Second Lieutenant Brasington and Dr Shealy, she was predeceased by sisters Sarah Wilson Massie and Rebecca Wilson Lanham and her brother John Marvin Wilson.
Many Jewish, Muslim and Hindu friends enjoyed the hospitality of Ann’s dinner table, although she was unwavering in placing her trust in Jesus Christ and his care, she is now entrusted with.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the services of Reverend Mike Mills and the faithful of Calvary Baptist Church in Florence, lawyer William H. Johnson de Manning, financial advisor Nicole Hupfer of Edward Jones in Florence, by Dr Heather F. McCown, Dr C. Lynne Belissary Maroney, Dr James S. Woolery, Dr John F. Payne and professional staff from the McLeod Hospital System, Bethea Retirement Community and McLeod Hospice.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be considered for the Calvary Baptist Church in Florence, the McLeod Foundation in Florence, the McLeod Hospice House or the Bethea Retreat Community in Darlington.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on December 4 at Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC
Internment follows at Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington.
Please message the family at https://www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com
Posted by SCNow on November 28, 2021.