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Annette (Emanuel) Broom

August 28, 1944 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Annette Emanuel Broom, 77, passed away in the early morning of January 25, 2022. Annette was born on August 28, 1944, in Mobile, Alabama to Clifford Winston and Nellie Viola Emanuel. She spent her early childhood living in Mobile before moving to Trenton, Georgia during grade school years. Early during her high school years at Dade County High School, she met Robert “Connie” Conard Broom and married him on April 23, 1961. They were faithfully married for 45 years until his death in 2005. During this time, Annette became a loving mother to Robert “Bobby” Conard Jr, Donna Lynn, and Nicholas Thomas.

While her children were young, she was actively involved in their school and sports activities and served in the PTA. She had the most unbelievable talent to sew, many times without a pattern. To her children’s dislike (but what has now become a fond memory), she would make them matching outfits for Easter morning, often finishing them early on that Sunday morning. She carried this tradition on when she was blessed with grandchildren adding matching dresses for both the moms and their children. Going through the family Bible recently, we found a McCall’s pattern for a woman’s dress collar and thought “but of course, only Mom would keep that in her Bible”.

Annette accepted the Lord as her Savior on March 30, 1957 and was a faithful servant to the churches she attended, most recently New Salem Baptist Church in Lookout Mountain, GA. She loved to teach Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and cherished singing in the choir with her dear friends. Her family will always cherish her lovely penmanship which can be found throughout her Bible as she wrote notes from sermons. Little did she know that by writing these notes to remind her or her faith and what the Lord had done for her, she was leaving a living testimony of her faith that will continue to impact her family into eternity.

Many residents in Lookout Valley will fondly remember her loving smile and personality as a server at the Whizz Burger. Her hard-working attitude so impressed Dr. James Eyssen that he and Dr. Arthur von Werssowetz asked her to join them at Associates in Plastic Surgery, where she made life-long friends with her peers and their patients. She later joined Dr. Maurice Rawlings and served as his Office Manager before retiring to be with Connie as he battled lung cancer. Never one to sit around and be bored, she decided to go back to work after Connie passed away in 2005, and began working at the Cracker Barrel, winning Employee of the Year. She viewed these roles not only as a server of food or patients, but most importantly as a servant to her Lord, always willing to share her faith through her testimony and the way she treated and cared for others.

After being married, Annette and Connie were stationed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Bobby was born. Soon afterwards, Connie was transferred to Bermuda, where the couple would live and give birth to Donna. These early travelling opportunities gave birth to a life-long passion of Annette to travel and see the world. Beginning with annual trips to Mobile to visit “Grandmother” and Aunt Mae, she also completed three cross country trips within the United States (a family trip to Ogden, Utah for Bobby’s wedding, a couple’s trip to Montana to watch their beloved UTC Mocs play football, and a road trip to the Northeast to watch her grandson play baseball in Cape Cod and her beloved New York Yankees). With friends and family members, she was able to travel internationally to Spain, Switzerland, China, Laos, and Thailand.

Annette is survived by her son Robert “Bobby” Conard Broom, Jr and his wife Glenda, along with his children Lauren with her husband Levi, Whitney with her husband Clay, and Conard with his wife Liz. Her daughter Donna Lyn Broom Morgan and her husband Toby, along with her children Shelby with her husband Chan and Spencer. Her son Nicholas Thomas Broom and his wife Nichakarn, along with his children Jonas, Deacon, and Emily. She is also survived by four great-granddaughters Blakely, Lynsi, Haylee, and Avery with a great-grandson Morgan due in March.

The visitation will be at Chattanooga Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, January 27th from 2 pm until 8 pm. The funeral home is located at 144 Brown’s Ferry Road. The memorial service will be New Salem Baptist Church on Friday, January 28th at 11:00 am with a visitation starting at 10 am. The church is located at 541 Scenic Hwy Rising Fawn, Ga.

Pallbearers for the service will include her grandsons Spencer, Conard, Jonas and Deacon as well as her nephews, Mike and Matt Emanuel. Honorary pallbearers include Marc, Erik, and Tyler Emanuel and Mark Goodwin.

As an alternative to flowers, donations in Annette’s name can be sent to New Salem Baptist Church at 541 Scenic Hwy, Rising Fawn, GA 30738.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 27, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chattanooga Memorial

Funeral Service
Friday
January 28, 2022

11:00 AM
New Salem Baptist Church

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