Valdosta Daily Times

March 15, 2013

Margaret Jean Richardson Brandies


The Valdosta Daily Times

-- — Margaret Jean Richardson Brandies, 87, of Madison, Fla., passed away peacefully at the Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, Ga., March 14, 2013.  Jean was born Feb. 2, 1926 in Jacksonville, Fla. to Warren Spencer Richardson and Kate Keel DuRant Richardson.

 She spent much of her childhood living in South Carolina and met the love of her life, Cortez Martin “Buck” Brandies in St. Simons Island, Ga. Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madison, Fla.  Buck and Jean made their home in Madison, where Jean was involved throughout the community.  For years she coordinated the Madison Needy Children’s Christmas program and was recognized as Madison County Citizen of the Year for her dedication to the children of Madison County.  She was a member of the Madison County Foundation for Excellence In Education, the Woman’s Club and Garden Club and was well-known throughout the community for her wonderful flower arrangements.

Jean was a loving mother, Nana, aunt and person whose life touched and influenced not only her family, but many other people from all walks of life. She was a blessing to all who knew her, and to the community of Madison. She will be sorely missed, but lovingly and most gratefully remembered. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Buck, her granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Brandies and her sister, Barbara Hough.  

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Kate Brandies Marshall, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Margaret Ann “Maggie” Davis (Andy) of Valdosta, Ga.; and her son, Cortez Martin “Corky” Brandies, Jr. of Madison, Fla., and Jean Boothe Brandies  her grandchildren; Benjamin Martin Brandies (Kim), Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Lauth (Jarrod), Corey Warren Brandies, all of Madison, Fla.; Amberbrooke Lodge (Justin) of Quitman, Ga.;  Justin Davis (Brittany), and Hank Buckley Davis of Valdosta, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Madison First Methodist Church, Madison Fla.  The family will receive friends this evening from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home Madison, Fla.  Memorials may be made to the Langdale Hospice House, 2263 Pineview Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602. — Beggs Funeral Home Madison, Fla.