Nina Alice Hollandsworth Browning, 86, of Floyd, entered the Gates of Heaven on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Nina’s life was devoted to God and her family. She had been a member of Floyd Baptist Church since 1962. For many of those years she was a member of the Choir and taught Sunday School. She also served the church from 1970-1996 as Church Secretary. She was a tender and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Nina was born at home in Indian Valley on November 3, 1932, the 5th child in a family of 11 girls and one boy to Taswell Edward and Ocie Elllen Slaughter Hollandsworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest daughter: Regina Dawn Browning; three sisters: Winnie H. Dalton, Beulah G. Quesenberry, Lilas H. Webb; and seven brothers in law: Vinton Gallimore, Ottis Higgs, Luther Webb, Cavel Dalton, Hubert Quesenberry, Thornton Gallimore, and Lonzie Alderman.
Nina is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Connie Ray Browning, Floyd; three children and their spouses: Carlotta (Steve) Eaton, Floyd; Michael (Sarah) Browning, Copper Hill; Angela (David) Thompson, Floyd. Fve grandchildren and their spouses: Cassandra (Andy) Shortt, Charlotte, NC; Ryan (Sarah) Browning, Daleville; Matthew (Stephanie) Bowning, Troutville; Amanda (Alex) Wilkens, Christiansburg; Christopher (Eva) Thompson, Honolulu, HI. Eight great-grandchildren: Avery and Cole Shortt, Abigail and Hannah Browning, Elliana Browning, Beckham Wilkens, Demitrious Dyer, and William Randall.
Also surviving are her siblings: Irene Gallimore, Floyd; Anita Quesenberry, Indian Valley; Vada (Carl) Cox, Indian Valley; Josephine Alderman, Willis; Brenda (Russell) Howell, Floyd; Ren (Sonja) Hollandsworth, Christiansburg; Wanda (Duayne) Grubb, Floyd; and Martha (Jimmie) Bower, Riner. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of Commonwealth Senior Living of Radford, and the staff of Carilion Clinic Hospice-NRV.
A celebration of Nina’s life was held at 11 AM, Friday, July 19, 2019 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Jeff Hudgins and the Rev. Joe Womack officiating. Interment followed in the Church cemetary. The family received friends from 6-8 PM, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Floyd Baptist Church.