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Marie Braylock

April 22, 1929 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Marie Braylock Obituary

Marie Braylock was born on April 22, 1929 to the union of Doak and Jessie Thompson in New Madrid, Mo. She was the 5th of 7 children. The family left New Madrid in 1944, and settled in South Bend, IN. Marie met Aleck ‘Buck’ Braylock who lived in the duplex right next to theirs. Aleck and Marie married on April 9, 1949, and made their life in South Bend, IN.; they had 4 children. Aleck and Marie’s house was a safe place and refuge for family in need. Marie loved to laugh and joke with family and friends. There was nothing she wouldn’t do to help if she could.

  Marie worked 25+ years as a food service attendant at Notre Dame University until she retired in 1994.  She loved to travel with her sister Rosie, and 3 cousins, Ruth, Lily and Pearl. They coined themselves ‘The Golden Girls’. Marie loved music of all kinds and her passion was dancing. She also delighted in her grandchildren.

 Marie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Jessie and Doak Thompson. Sisters: Mae Ella Paul, Margaret Washington and Laura Lee Thompson. Brothers: Albert Thompson, Roosevelt Thompson and William Thompson. Husband: Aleck Braylock, Sr. Daughters: Ann Braylock and Sharon Newport. Son: Aleck Braylock, Jr.

   Marie is survived by, daughter Marilyn Jenkins of South Bend, In. Sister, Rosie Brittain of Elkhart, In. Son-in-Law Jim Newport of Birmingham, Al. Grandchildren: De’Amon (Janeen) Harges of Indianapolis, In. Barbara Harges of Phoenix, Az. Andy Harges of Indianapolis, In. Chavela (James) Price of South Bend, In. Twilah (Robert) Debose of Nashville, Tn. Brandon (Andrea) Braylock, of Dallas, Tx. Ambrose (Sabrina) Jenkins of South Bend, In. Simone Jenkins, of South Bend, In. Anthony Braylock of South Bend, In., and Uriah (Chiante) Taylor of Indianapolis, In. She is also survived by 31 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

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January 6, 2024

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South Bend, Indiana 46601


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