Imogene Jean Braswell

November 26, 1936 - August 13, 2019

Imogene (Jean) Braswell Kemp went to be with her heavenly father on the 13th day of August following an extended illness. She resided at Morningside Assistive living for ten years, followed by 2 ½ years at Cottage of the Shoals, Muscle Shoals, Al. Jean was born on November 26, 1936 on a cold winter day in Guntersville, Al., she was 82 years old. Jean’s parents were Roy N. Braswell and Lorene E. Braswell and they both predeceased her. Jean was also predeceased by a half-sister, Wanda Parsons.

Jean was born with a birth injury that caused her to develop Cerebral Palsy which she had her entire life. Despite facing learning disabilities, speech and gait issues, Jean lived her early years as a normal child and received much love from her parents and siblings. Jean also attended Kilby Training School in the 1950’s where she was taught by Ms. Forney, along with other special needs children. Jean learned to dance, to be a friend to her classmates and also to serve others.

Jean was a member of Highland Baptist Church and attended regularly until her health would no longer allow her to. She was also a member of the Tri Cities Cheer Club for many years. Jean loved almost any activity, but particularly enjoyed picnics, the lake and being with her family. She was also a fan of Alabama football.

When Jean was 33 years old she married Bobby Kemp, they were married for 14 happy years which ended due to a tragic automobile accident that killed Bobby instantly and broke over 20 bones in Jean’s body. This resulted in a fused left leg which inhibited Jean’s ability to get around without assistance.

Jean is survived by her sister, Barbara Monroe (Eddy) of Muscle Shoals, her brother, M. Roy Braswell (Vicki), from Huntsville. Jean also has a nephew, Steven Monroe (Amanda); niece, Rebecca Monroe Sandy (Will); niece, Meghan Braswell Bagwell (Clayton); niece, Whitney Braswell Fedor (Nathan). There are also seven great nieces and nephews and one great niece.

The family will hold a visitation at Spry Williams Funeral Home on Saturday, August 17th at 11 A.M. followed by a Celebration of Life Ceremony at noon. There will be a private burial at Tri Cities Memorial Gardens to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to United Cerebral Palsy, 507 N. Hook St, Tuscumbia, Al. 35674

Pall Bearers will be Steven Monroe, Will Sandy, Eddy Monroe, Clayton Bagwell, Nathan Fedor and Roy Braswell.


August 17, 2019
11:00 am


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

August 17, 2019 11:00 am

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Celebration of Life

August 17, 2019
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A private burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence.

Celebration of Life

Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

August 17, 2019 12:00 pm

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6 Comments on “Imogene Jean Braswell Kemp”

  1. Pat and I were Blessed to have known Jean as we attended Highland Baptist Church together. As Jean’s Sunday School teacher for several years, we enjoyed worshipping with Jean as she Loved her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jean’s spirit rest now with the Lord. I am confident that I speak for our former classmates. Jean was special

    In His Service,
    Jack & Pat Hilliard

  2. I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of our neighborhood and Jean.

    God bless,
    Charlie Harrison

  3. I have fond memories of Jean as I met her through the years due to the friendship I had with her sister, Barbara Monroe. Jean was a beautiful soul inside and out. Over the years I’ve watched Barbara take care of Jean no matter what, without batting an eye. God bless you Barbara you will have many stars added to your crown. Prayers for the family

  4. Jean was one of the happiest people I have ever met. I knew her from the Cheer Club where she rarely missed a meeting. I was the President back in the 1970’s. Mrs. Braswell was such an angel to Jean and to all the Cheer Club members. Bobby & Jean made the perfect couple and their love or each other was so evident.

    I never saw Jean without a smile. I think it was her goal in life to bring happiness to others. My sympathy to the entire family.

  5. Jean was loved from many residents from both of the facilities. I would tell Jean how impressed they were with her. She would give a “Roll Tide” that would end in her having the last say😊. I will miss you🙏.

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