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Evelyn Christine Mayo Bragg / March 14, 2017

Evelyn Christine Mayo Bragg, 69, of Newark, N.J., and formerly of Chase City diedFriday, March 10, 2017 at JFK Medical Center, Edison, N.J.

Ms. Bragg was born in Chase City on Jan. 23, 1948 to the late Matthew and Elva Watts Mayo. She attended West End High School and was a graduate of Essex County Community College, Newark, N.J.

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Tamela Lanette Bragg of Chase City, Marilynn Denise Bragg of Stratford, N.J., and Jacqueline La Sheryl Bragg of Fords, N.J.; one son, Malachi Isaiah Johnson of Bethlehem, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris Mayo of Chase City, Marilynn Walker of South Hill and Carolyn Chapman of Spring Lake, N.C.; three brothers, Robert Watts (Josephine) of Skipwith, James Mayo and Larry Dean Mayo both of Chase City; three aunts, Mary Smith of Skipwith, Virginia Coaxum of Chase City and Lillian Brannan of Yonkers, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Alma Mayo and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Bragg was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Bragg and a brother, Matthew Nelson Mayo.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, Chase City with Rev Andy Hargrove, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Chase City.

Public viewing will be held on Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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