On April 12th Brame Proffit Spessard of Floyd and Roanoke passed to the next life at the age of 103.
She graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1939. She was an English teacher at Andrew Lewis High School and a housewife. At 71 she took on a third career as housemother for the Kappa Sigma fraternity at W&L, the fraternity of her most beloved and cherished husband Robert Spessard.
She received the Women's Honorary Life Membersip Award for service from the Second Presbyterian of Roanoke where she was a long time member.
She is survived by her three children Robert Jr., Eliza and John as well as her grandchildren Bo, Kelley, Jonathan and Anna and her sister Nancy Proffit Shelor.
On her 95th birthday, Brame's friends hosted a party for her and paid off a speeding ticket she had refused to pay the week before.
Brame had rare charisma and an indomitable spirit. Her unique style, her beautiful voice and her dazzling smile will be dearly missed.
She embodied Southern grace and charm.
There will be a grave side service at 2:00 on Saturday April 17th at the Jacksonville cemetery in Floyd Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.