Sara C. Bray • March 6, 2021

Sara Crawford Bray, 97, of Seminole, Alabama, died Saturday, March 6, 2021. She was born in Bronwood, GA, March 23, 1923 to Samuel Wesley and Eunice Ellis Crawford.

She moved to Pensacola, FL in 1939, attended Tate High School and graduated in 1940. During World War II, she worked at Saufley Field and the Naval Air Station – Mainside, cleaning and repackaging sparkplugs for the war effort.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Kenneth E. Bray, and their children, Carol Harrison and Kenny Bray and his wife, Sheila. Their grandchildren include Kelli Martinez and her wife Mindy, Chris Bloomberg and his wife Kara and Jennifer Clarke and her husband Dave. Additionally, she is survived by eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Other surviving relatives include a sister, Bette Moore of Marianna, FL, a sister-in-law, Lois Pope of Mobile, AL and a great-nephew, Larry Ratliff of Crestview, FL (who she helped raise) and his wife Carolyn, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

At all and every time asked, both Sara (aka Nana) and Kenneth (aka Papa) always fought for what was right and put their family above all else. If anyone of us ever needed help, they took it upon themselves to make that help happen. And at times, going back decades, that was a big sacrifice on their part. Nana had an uncanny way of finding humor in almost every situation that always brought so much joy to all those around her. She kept us all in line but could diffuse any situation with just a look or a few words. She was the Queen of quick one-liners!

Sara was a friend and mentor to so many and left a gigantic imprint in our hearts. She taught us well. Her dedication, hard work and genuine concern for her family and friends endeared her to us all. As was her wish, we will carry on . . . . . . .and through us, she will live forever.

A private family service was held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in the Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice or your favorite charity.

  1. Gwen Ratliff Oswald says:

    She will be greatly missed and was loved by all.

  2. Patsy Parker says:

    Sara was a good neighbor. I thought a lot of her and I miss her very much.

  3. Donna & Gene Roberts says:

    We both loved Sara. She wouldn’t let us call her Mrs Sara…just Sara. So happy to share things from the garden… especially banana peppers. Sorry we didn’t know of her home going until now. Love & blessings to all the family.

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