August 4, 1944 - October 24, 2022
Annell Maggie Brazzell was born August 4, 1944, in Savannah, Georgia, to the late Ann M. and J.T. Brazzell Jr. She honorably served in the U.S. Army for three years, post graduation high school. After her time in service, Annell went on to become a Radiologic Technologist, receiving an Associate’s degree from Lynchburg College. She was a certified member of AART; the American Association for Radiologic Technology.
Annell was well known and respected in the Radiological field and though she worked in various areas, her greatest love of labor was the Orthopedic Department at Duke Hospital. She also loved teaching, especially clinical instruction. Annell received multiple Doris P. Newton awards; which were given for excellence by the students in the Radiologic Technology program at UNC.
A tenacious, outgoing, “get in your face” person; Annell strived to do her best with any challenge set before her. Whether she was dog-sledding in Maine when she was in her 60s, sailing her Sunfish sailboat at Lake Jordan or just skiing in Colorado, she always did it with gusto and fervor.
On October 24th, 2022, she peacefully passed away after a long battle with dementia. She was surrounded in comforting care from her wonderful caregivers and partner of 15 years, June Woodall.
Donations in her honor may be made to the animal shelter of your choice or the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Societies of your choice.
Remember: the sky is a bigger place now with Maggie in it. Watch for her smile and her gleaming eyes when you glance upwards.