Richard A. ‘Ted’ Braxton

Published 3:09 pm Friday, May 22, 2020

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MURFREESBORO, N.C. — Richard A. “Ted” Braxton, 79, a longtime resident of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, slipped away from his earthly home in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, surrounded by family in the comfort of his home.

Richard A. ‘Ted’ Braxton

Ted was predeceased by his parents, Mark F. Braxton Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Parker Braxton.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 60 years, Betty King Braxton; two daughters, Cindy Sanders (Todd), Betty Jo Merritt (Jeffery); one brother, Mark F. Braxton Jr. (Berta); four grandchildren, Clay Darden, Andrew Darden (Amanda), Mary D. Leitner (Cullen) and Emily Merritt; three great-grandchildren, Blake Darden, Harper Darden and Bennett Leitner; a niece, Nancy Cartier; and two nephews, Mark and Mike Braxton.

Ted retired from Union Camp after 30 years, where he formed lifelong friendships and made many lasting memories during his time there.

Ted also enjoyed working at Murfreesboro Farms, where he was an employee for many years.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Ahoskie, North Carolina.

In his younger years, Ted enjoyed the great outdoors. He could often be found hunting, fishing, having one of his famous pig pickin’s, working in his prize-worthy garden, or tending to one of his many beloved animals. Ted never met a stranger and would sit down and talk to anyone he came across. In his later years his days were filled with golf cart rides and rocking babies. His love for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never went unnoticed. Ted will be greatly missed but his memory will be carried on by his family and the many friends he made along the way.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Ahoskie, North Carolina.