June 28, 2024
1 p.m.



Keith Alvin Braswell, 67, of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, departed this life on June 8, 2024. Born in Burke County, North Carolina on February 1, 1957, he was the son of Olen Columbus and Betty Sue Braswell. In addition to his parents, Keith was predeceased by his beloved wife, Leanne Sandifer Braswell on May 25, 2024.

Keith attended The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as an undergraduate student, and the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina for law school.

Keith faithfully served the National Legal Research Group, Inc. (NLRG) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Acting as a Research Attorney and then as a Senior Attorney, Keith drafted briefs, memoranda of law, and pleadings for NLRG's attorney clients throughout the United States. Toward the end of his career at NLRG, he joined the Publications Team and was responsible for writing and updating books for law book publishing clients.

Keith was a mentor to many colleagues over the years and he will be missed by everyone, both professionally and personally. He set examples for all of his relatives, friends, and coworkers to follow. A beacon of light who departed from this world, Keith left behind a legacy of warmth and kindness. He walked through life with a gentle strength, touching the lives of many with an unforgettable grace.

Keith and his wife, Leanne also owned a specialty pet supply store in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. They enjoyed reading, NASCAR, watching the Andy Griffith Show, and their beloved dog, Prince. Keith devoted the last few years of his life caring for and loving Leanne until her death from a neurological disease.

A celebration of Keith and Leanne's lives will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2024 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of Leanne and Keith. My then husband and I worked with Keith for many years and enjoyed a special friendship with him and Leanne. I lost connection when they moved back to NC, but I will forever cherish the memories of the experiences we shared.

—Dale Payne

You and Leanne will be missed! It does warm my heart that you are together and well again.

—Pam Eggleston
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Rip, you both will be missed.

—Cathy Cook