1919 — 2021
Lila Catherine Atkinson Brakefield, 101 died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 14, 2021 surrounded by her family. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. Catherine was born on February 24, 1919 the third of seven children of James Biggers and Effie Azilee Atkinson in the Armenia Community of Chester County, SC. Being from a Christian, farming family, hard work, love of family & services to the Lord was how they were raised. The ultimate "worker bee" best sums up Catherine's persona. "Waste not want not" is how this woman of the Depression lived each day. She married William "Bill" Simpson Brakefield on September 7, 1937 in York, SC, and they built a long and happy life...