Henrietta Green Brasfeild

Published 9:49 am Friday, January 19, 2024

Henrietta Green Brasfeild was born Dec. 16, 1922, and passed away Thurs., Jan. 18, at the ripe old age of 101.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Charles Brasfeild Sr and one grandson, Rivers Shaw III.

She is survived by three children, Elizabeth Morin, Charles Brasfeild Jr (Becky), and Peggy Callaway (Bump); 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great grandchildren.

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Henrietta was a Renaissance woman.

She learned and mastered innumerable endeavors throughout her lifetime.

She tried, tackled and mastered just about anything from traditional homemaking skills like cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and even tatting; gardening, canning and upholstery, to fishing, archery, hunting and tanning hides; to butchering and plate-making for the government during WWII.

She never met an animal she couldn’t cook (except a possum).

After retirement, Mama and Papa bought a motor home and hit the road.

They loved their extensive travels and adventures from Florida to Alaska and many points in between.

Visitation will be held Mon., Jan. 22, from 1 until 3 p.m., with service to follow at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Eagle Lake Methodist Church Building Fund, 222 Belle Island Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.