Margaret Helen Brasfield 97 of Quinton Alabama passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness on Aug 31, 2014. She was born in 1917 to Flora and Farris Keys in Haleyville Alabama. Visitation will be at Bell Funeral Home 2077 Pratt Highway, Forestdale, AL 35214 Sept 3rd at 11a.m. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 1p.m. Brother Tommy Alford and Owen Kerley officiating. Interment will be at Quintown Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: John Bland, Jim Brasfield, David Lowe, Lee (Chip)Ormond, James Wilcox (Will) Ormond, & Skot Rodgers. Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years Vann Brasfield, parents Flora Stidham and Ferris Keys, sisters; Elizabeth Ellis Crawford and Gennett Sandver McCullough. Surviving her are 3 nieces; Bonnie Ellis Evans and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ellis Ormond of Birmingham, Kristie Sandver Perez of Camby Oregon. On the Brasfield side 1 niece, Nancy Brasfield Jordon of AL and 4 nephews; Jim & John Brasfield of AL, Raul de la Vega of NC and Ron de la Vega of TN, along with many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews on both sides. She was a lifelong member of Quintown Church of Christ. Having no biological children of her own, she was a wonderful inspiration of her love for Christ to her family and friends. She frequently spoke of adults who had been in her Sunday school classes through the years. She loved all children and they all loved her in return. She graduated from West Jefferson High School and went on to fill in as a part time substitute teacher for several years. She was always interested in her church, home and community. A special thanks and gratitude to her cousin Mary Isom Reynolds who was there for her until the end, her friend Finley Tuggle and to her care givers Linda Lanier, Betty Leslie and Joyce Adelman and to all the UMWA health care doctors and providers. In lieu of flowers Helen requested that memorials be made as a donation to Quintown Church of Christ or Child Haven PO Box 2070, Cullman AL 35056 www.childhaven.com Online condolence may be left for the family at http://www.bell-forestdale.com/. Bell Funeral Home Forestdale directing.
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