Browning, Lona Watts

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Lona Frances Watts Browning, age 94 passed away on April 2, 2022. Lona was born in Pyriton, AL on April 16, 1927 to the late William Jacob and Lola Mae Davis Watts.

Lona was married to Lindy Browning for 69 years and was known as a traditional southern cook, lifetime gardener, professional seamstress, quilter and basket weaver (pine straw). Lona has lived in Alabama, Texas, Indiana, South Carolina and Virginia.

Her children remembered their mother with these memories from daughter Linda, “she’s beautiful”, daughter Billie, “she’s selfless”, son Leslie, “she’s spirited”, son John, “she’s nurturing”.

Lona is survived by her children, Linda B. Abrami (John), Billie B. Bowman (Roger), Leslie S. Browning, and John E. Browning (Stephanie), grandchildren, Sarah (Todd), Jacob (Stephanie), Joshua (Zara), Johanna (Ricky), Hannah (Dave), Nathan (Jessica), Jennifer (Ryan) and Kaitlyn (Derik), great-grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Indy, Clara, Gretchen, Keegan, Ensley, Jeffrey, Lona, Arnold, Ryder, Rory, Jonathan and Emilia, sisters, Bettie W. Bullard, Martha W. Victory, Linda W. Adams, brother, Jerald Watts, sister-in-law, Barbara Anne Parris, cousins, Sue McCrimmon, Carolyn Morris, Ruby Stasco and Lounell Sprayberry, twenty-five nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at a later date in Alabama. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.