December 12, 2017

Mrs. Virginia Brazeal McCracken

Mrs. Virginia Brazeal McCracken of Roswell, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 28th, 2017 after 90 years of a full and happy life.

Born in Carroll County, Georgia, she was the youngest daughter of William Thomas Brazeal and Emmie Ivee Rogers.

She grew up with her sisters and brothers, Nellie, Ruby, Grady, and Roy. Virginia attended Bowdon High School, and continued to actively participate in her High School Reunions for many years.

She attended West Georgia College, and then transferred to Georgia State University in Atlanta where she met and married her husband, Bill McCracken.

In her early career, Virginia worked for Pillsbury, Firestone & Reynolds. She later assisted her husband with managing his private family practice clinic in Woodstock, Georgia and supported him in his future career as a psychiatrist in the Atlanta area. She and Bill raised a closely devoted family, who continue to carry on the important traditions of enjoying each other and living full lives.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William C. McCracken, M.D.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Ivy & Randall Foley, Kathryn & Buster Spriggs, Venetia & Bob Roy and Mark & Anne McCracken; her grandchildren and their spouses, Tyler & Sonrisa Howey, Cole & Matrika Howey, Kevin Foley, Allison Foley, Parks Sparrow, Kelly & Will Smith, and Kristen & Andy Yap; her great-grandchildren, Sophia Kirk, Lincoln Howey, Odin Howey, Ethan Yap, Emma Yap, Brody Smith, Reese Smith; her sister-in-law Grace McCracken; her nieces and nephews, Will McCracken, Patricia Sinatra McCracken, Amanda Brazeal Babcock & Dale Babcock, and Don and Cynthia Brazeal.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Northside Chapel in Roswell, GA. The visitation and viewing will be held prior to the service from 2-3PM.

Internment will follow at 12:00 PM on Sunday, December 10 at Carroll Memory Gardens.

Northside Chapel Funeral Directors & Crematory of Roswell is in charge of the arrangements.

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