KILMARNOCK—Nell Thrift Brothers, a native of Gloucester County, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond on Thursday October 14, 2021.
Nell, a graduate of the RN program at Johnson-Willis School of Nursing worked at Johnson Willis Hospital as well as Sanders Nursing home in Gloucester.
She and her husband, Lewis, lived in Kilmarnock and she became a member of the garden club and former president; longtime member of Berean Baptist Church, served on the board of directors and as a deacon.
The dedication to her profession was exemplified in everything she did. Her daughter said it best, “she loved animals, (dogs and cats), the garden club and shopping—never met anyone she did not like.”
Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Moses W. and Grace South Thrift; and her brother, Robert T. “Bobby” Thrift.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis W. Brothers; and daughter, Jonell B. Robertson and husband, C.T.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, October 21, at her church, Morattico Baptist Church, 924 Morattico Church Road, Kilmarnock, VA 22482. A celebration of her life will begin at noon. Inurnment will be private.
In memory of our loved one, memorial contributions may be made to Morattico Baptist Church, P.O. Box 228, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or Gloucester Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses in ICU Cardiac Care Unit for their compassion, kindness and dedication.
Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.