E. Lynn Brackey
Lynn was born in Macon, GA on April 23, 1943. She earned her Associates in Arts Degree from Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA in 1963; her Bachelors from University of Georgia, Athens, GA in 1965 & her MED from Georgia State University, Atlanta GA in 1975. Atlanta has been her home since 1970.
Lynn’s husband, William H. Thead, passed in 2007 & was owner of Post Medical Inc, a successful manufacturing & marketing company. After his death, Lynn served as CEO of the company from 2007-2011 until the company was sold.
Lynn was CFO of Ramoth Baptist Church Inc. The 182 year old Baptist Church of Christ at Ramoth in Eatonton, GA was restored in 2012 by Lynn & her brother, Carling. Adjacent to the church is the family cemetery.
Working with children for 37 years, Lynn retired in 2003. She taught middle school in Jacksonville, FL from 1965-1966. She worked for the city of Jacksonville and the Kennedy Foundation to create recreation facilities for the handicapped from 1966-1968. She was invited to teach in a Jacksonville inner city middle school project to redirect underprivileged youth from 1968-1970. She served as a behavior therapist working with juvenile delinquents in a lock up facility & with children classified as battered, deprived, abused & ungovernable living in a shelter from 1970-2003. Providing these children with “normal” experiences in a safe & positive environment was both challenging & rewarding.
She was a working member of Dunwoody Baptist Church serving on the First Impression Team & the Mission Council as the leader of a small life group.
She was a member of the Kappa Delta Epsilon, an honorary teacher’s fraternity; Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association; Heritage Sandy Springs & the Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association.
She Served as the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Vice Chairman of Development. She was a member of the Development Committee at Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, AL & on the Advisory Committee at Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, SC. She was affiliated with nineteen genealogical societies & in each one she has served in a variety of offices & chairmanships, both on the chapter & state level.
Lynn is preceded in death by her husband, William H Thead Jr; father Edward J Brackey; mother, Mamie Evelyn Brackey; brother, Channing E Brackey & sister-in-law, Karla J Brackey. She is lovingly survived by her Brother, Carling J Brackey & by countless loving family members as well as a host of long time friends.
Memorial Services for Lynn will be held by Pastor Allen Jackson
Friday June 15th, 2018 at 2:00p.m.
Dunwoody Baptist Church
1445 Mt. Vernon Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Dunwoody Baptist Church Mission Council http://www.dbc.org/giving/
Greg and Dawn Phillips. May God have received another angel
Heaven received a beautiful angel with Lynn. May she always rest in peace. You will be greatly missed.
Lynn was an angel walking among us on earth. She has touched so many people’s lives in so many many ways. She will be forever loved and never forgotten. ❤️
A dear friend who left us far to early but will never be forgotten for the Love she shared with everyone she knew.
Wonderful woman. She inspired us to be the best we could be. She will be greatly missed.
Always caring and thoughtful, I looked forward to my visits with Lynn.
I will miss her.
So sorry to hear about Lynn. She was a dear friend through DAR. Her sweet and helpful spirit toward others will be greatly missed.
Loving prayers are being sent to Lynn and her family. Lynn will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.
Lynn will be greatly missed and she will remain greatly loved 💜
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your mourning hearts. I pray that you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-5. This scripture paints a picture of a world that is very different from what we see today. A world with no more sickness, pain or death…and it is not a dream, it is a promise from God. He promises to reverse the effects of death and resurrect your precious one. You will never have to say a painful goodbye ever again!
One of the sweetest, funnest ladies I have ever known. R.IP. dear Lynn. I will miss you at the KDS and Tamassee School meetings. Bonnie Perry, Chicago, IL
Lynn will be missed by all. I enjoyed knowing Lynn over the years in our Manakin Huguenot GA Branch. You will be missed!