Obituary of Claudia McMeen Brazell
Claudia M. Brazell passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The daughter of the late James C. McMeen and Mildred G. McMeen was born June 19, 1941 in North Augusta, SC.
Claudia attended Druid Hills High School in Decatur, GA for three years before moving to Columbia where she graduated from Columbia High School and met her husband, Rick. She also attended Newberry College. Claudia retired from Richland School District One where she worked at Crayton Middle School and Brennan Elementary. For many years she worked with children with learning disabilities and later learned sign language so she could work with the hearing-impaired children.
Her other passion was working with the theatre. She was the stage manager for many productions at the Children’s Workshop Theatre/Town Theatre under Bette Herring and volunteered as an assistant stage manager for the ballet productions at Timmerman School during the early 2000s. Claudia loved reading, water skiing, crafts, playing solitaire, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Rick Brazell of 63 years; daughters, Maribeth B. Edwards (Craig) and Leslie Brazell-Wilcox; granddaughter, Logan Edwards of Atlanta, GA; grandson, Eli Wilcox of Columbia, SC; sister, Nancy McMeen Freeman (John Wade) Marietta, GA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
She was predeceased by James C. McMeen (father), Mildren G. McMeen (mother), Elizabeth Ann Mcmeen (sister), Helen Wooten McMeen (stepmother), and Timothy Mack Wooten (step brother).
Visitation will be on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 10am-12pm at Thompsons Funeral Home on Leesburg Road across from Greenlawn Cemetery.