Braxton Earl Webb

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March 25, 1935 — Sept. 26, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Braxton Earl Webb left his earthly home on Sept. 26, 2019.

He was born in Elm City on March 25, 1935, the youngest of eight children born to Luther and Josephine Williams Webb. Braxton attended and graduated from Elm City High School in 1953, where he played football and basketball and participated in 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America. He married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Atkinson Winstead, on Aug. 18, 1956. Braxton served in the Army National Guard. He began a career with Sears Roebuck and Company in Rocky Mount that extended to High Point; Charlotte; Bristol, Tennessee; Franklin, Tennessee; Columbia, South Carolina; New Orleans; and finally Montgomery, Alabama, where he retired.

He was welcomed in heaven by his parents, sisters, Doris Nell Webb, Roxie W. Harrell and Bertha W. Williams; and brothers, J. Lloyd Webb and Marvin F. Webb.

Braxton will be forever lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 63 years, Kathryn, of New Orleans; his son, David R. Webb, of Tampa, Florida; his daughter, Marcia Kathryn “Kate” Webb, of New Orleans; his grandson, Braxton David Kai Webb, of New Orleans; brothers, George W. Webb of Wilson and J. Floyd Webb of Elm City; and many beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Braxton had great faith and an immeasurable love of life, of friends and of family. He was vibrant and happy and loved people. He shared his strength, his kindness, his joyful approach to life and his unwavering optimism with everyone. Braxton lived an active life and enjoyed flying planes in his youth, playing tennis, fishing, mechanics and carpentry. He loved Saints football, traveling with his family and friends and great conversation. He led an active church life. Most recently for many years at Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Braxton cherished his wife and their love story, his children, and every single minute of being Brax’s PopPop. He left his grandson and family an incredible legacy of strength and love.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 9149 E. NC-97, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.