November 30, 2011
James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel Nora Mae Pettis Broome Nora Mae Pettis Broome of Marianna passed from this life and entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 86. She was born February 23, 1925 in Holmes County to the late James C. Pettis and Camilla Austin Pettis. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Daniel Hubert "D.H." Broome, a brother, James Cletus Pettis, two sisters, Virginia Swilley and Martha Jane Nelson. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband from the time of their marriage in December of 1941 to his passing in November 2009. To their six sons, she was not only a devoted, committed, and dedicated mother, but became a precious jewel to them as they helped take care of her as her health began to decline. The family gratefully acknowledges the help received, in caring for their loved one, from the Marianna Chapter of Senior Citizens, Gentiva Home Health Care, and Covenant Hospice. She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed every action packed visit with her grandkids and their little ones and found all of their cute and curious talk and questions worth repeating many times over to give family laugh after laugh. She was a member of Marianna First Assembly of God Church for over 50 years, many of those years actively serving in various capacities such as Women's Ministries officer, Sunday School teacher, and outreach ministries participant. She worked in the public sector for a number of years as a sales clerk but most of her years were spent taking care of family and doing what she dearly loved, crafts. She loved to write poetry and had two of her poems published. She wrote a book entitled "Will the Sun Shine Again" which narrates her life's story. She quilted, cross stitched, crocheted, and painted many beautiful items, some for family and friends, which will always be reminders of what she loved to do and how she loved to share. She is survived by six sons Wayne Broome (Dianne) of Marianna, the Rev. John Broome (Betty) of Panama City, Arnold Broome (Barbara) of Wahalla, S.C., Elwin Broome (Jean) of Marianna, the Rev. Larry Broome (Marilyn) of Grandridge and the Rev. Terry Broome (Betty) of Marianna; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2011 at First Assembly of God Church of Marianna, with the Revs. Stephen Potter and David Long officiating. Interment will be in Damascus Free Will Baptist Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 2, at First Assembly of God 4186 Lafayette Street, Marianna. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. Active pallbearers will be her six sons, Wayne, John, Arnold, Elwin, Larry and Terry Broome. The grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel Nora Mae Pettis Broome Nora Mae Pettis Broome of Marianna passed from this life and entered eternal rest Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 86. She was born February... View Obituary & Service Information
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