Sarah W. Braxton, 102, cook, active in church

September 06, 2002

Sarah W. Braxton, a retired cook and church worker, died in her sleep Monday at Millennium Health Rehabilitation Liberty Heights. She was 102.

Born Sarah Woolford, she was raised in Cambridge, where she graduated from high school. She moved to East Baltimore in the 1920s and lived there for more than 70 years until entering the nursing facility in 1996.

She was married in 1924 to William Hatchett, a handyman who died in 1947. In 1962, she married Charles W. Braxton, a laboratory technician. He died last month.

Mrs. Braxton worked as a practical nurse and later as a cook for many years before retiring in the 1980s.

She was a member of and former Sunday school superintendent at St. John's Christian Community Church, 1208 E. Lanvale St., where services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Survivors include two brothers, John H. Woolford and Ernest Woolford, both of Baltimore; and two sisters, Wilhelmina Harris of Pikesville and Amy Dunlap of Baltimore.

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