Obituary of Anne Grace Gaddy Brasington
Anne Grace Gaddy Brasington of Columbia died Sunday, January 8, 2023. Anne was born on April 8, 1981, to the late Wallace Walker Gaddy and Mary Laurence Palmer Gaddy, granddaughter of the late Paul T. Palmer, Sr. and Lucy Beaumont Palmer (Barringer); granddaughter of the late John McLean Gaddy and the late Annie Grace Gaddy (Sellers) of Latta, SC.
Ms. Brasington is survived by her husband, Dr. Gerald Allen Brasington, Sr., of Columbia; their son, Gerald Allen Brasington, Jr., their daughter, Sybil Grace Brasington both of Columbia; her mother, Mary Laurence Palmer Gaddy, of Columbia; her sister, Mary Palmer Gaddy Copeland of Irmo; her uncle, Paul T. Palmer, Jr. and his wife, Phoebe of Columbia; aunt Louise Lynah Palmer; cousin Marjorie M. Cleary (Palmer), and her husband Patrick of Columbia, Alyson Palmer Arnold (Nicklas) and her husband Corey of Washington; Palmer Heyward Nicklas of Bend, Ore.; Sister-in-law Tina Marie Warner (Brasington) of Irmo; sister-in-law Becky Lee Burgess (Brasington) of Chapin; Very close friends Fleming Fuller (Kennedy) of Apex, N.C. and Ashley McBeth (Woltersdorf) of Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Brasington was educated in Columbia city schools, graduated from Dreher High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Converse College. She then earned a master's degree with honors at The University of South Carolina. After completing her education, she married Dr. Gerald Allen Brasington Sr. of Chapin, S.C., in 2008. They moved to Nashville and Atlanta to allow her husband to complete his medical training and was recognized as an outstanding special education teacher in each of the three states in which she taught. Mrs. Brasington had conquered her own learning disabilities and was an advocate for children with dyslexia, and her area of expertise, autism.
Mrs. Brasington, like her father, loved theater and the arts. She was in several performances at Town Theatre, the Kershaw County Theater, and performed on stage at Walt Disney World. She was trained in ballet, tap, and was a talented piano player. She loved crafting and scrapbooking to keep her busy during her illness. She loved as hard as she worked, and every friend was like family to her. Family was essential and some of the best times in her life were spent loving her children and playing with them at the beach.
Mrs. Brasington is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she enjoyed the friendship of many and leading Sunday school classes for the children. She was a member of The Columbia Ball and various teaching and gastroparesis organizations.
A viewing will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4440 Fort Jackson Blvd., Columbia, followed by service at 2:00 at the church and burial in Greenlawn Serenity Gardens, Windwan Drive. Bishop Heath Edwards will officiate. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the gastroparesis Patient Association (https://g-pact.org/donate), Town Theatre (http://towntheatre.com/donate/donate-2/), Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet (https://carolinaballet.net/donate) , or Columbia Ballet School, or the charity of one's choice.