Celebrating the life of

Juanita Bragg Corey

March 30, 1924 - January 15, 2022

Juanita Bragg Corey

Thank You Lord for sharing this wonderful Lady with us, my mom, Juanita Bragg Corey.  She was born March 30, 1924 in Brundidge, Alabama to farmers, James Porter and Lois Bragg, and passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Savannah, GA.  She has a sister Doris Bragg Melton of Savannah, GA, and a brother, James Owen Bragg (deceased) of Enterprise, Alabama.  The three siblings grew up as farmer’s children during the “Great Depression” with their chores to perform before school and after school.  Mom said “they didn’t have much, but they had enough.”  She met the “love of her life” Thomas Linton Corey in 1943 while he was stationed at Camp Rucker, outside of Enterprise, Alabama.  After a brief courtship, “Uncle Sam” shipped Dad to Germany and World War II.  After eighteen months in Germany, he returned in September 1945 and was discharged. On October 15, 1945, they were married in Enterprise, Alabama.  He brought the “Lady from Alabama” to Savannah, Georgia to meet his family and begin their 68 ½ year romance together.  She began her career in Savannah at Union Camp, which lasted for several years, until they opened their own business.  They became a working team in the restaurant business for over twenty-five years with “Corey’s Poinsettia Restaurant”, “Corey’s Ham & Eggs”, “Niemeyer’s Delicatessen”, “Tom’s Drive-In” and finishing with “Tom’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop”. 

My mother was an incredible cook, enjoyed gardening, caring for others, but most of all she was a loving wife, mom, mother-in-law, Grandy, and friend.  She shared herself and talents with many.  She was involved with various committees at Bull Street Baptist Church, the Hisher Sunday School class, the Republicans Women Club, the Christian Women’s Club, and Alee Shriner’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son, Larry and Donna Corey, granddaughter, Jessica (Chris) Columbia, grandson, Thomas Adam Corey, and her beautiful great-granddaughters, Dayton, Palmer, Adley, Bryar, and Emersyn, plus several nieces and nephews.   

The family would like to thank the staff at Spanish Oaks Retreat, especially Ms. Beverly, Ms. Kim, Ms. Tomasina, and Nurse Ashley.  Plus, a special debt of gratitude to Ms. Linda Hyman for their love and care of mom.

Due to continuous Covid restrictions, a private graveside service will held.

In lieu of flowers, mom would love for you to make a donation in her name to the Alee Shriner’s Morris Slotin Fund, or a charity of your choice.



Sending love and prayers for the family. She was a beautiful lady. James and Connie

- Deal Family, Savannah, GA

Jim and Dee King are so sorry for your loss. Nita was a very sweet and special lady.

- King Family, Savannah, Ga

Larry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God comfort all of you. I'm sure your mother and father are having a wonderful time. God bless.

- Brad Wittfeld, Savannah, GA

Thank you for sharing your beloved mother, Juanita with all of us. The grass-root people of the earth know how to take care of people ; the most precious creation on earth. Your roots go very deep with real people who love people. You can just imagine how excited God will be to see Juanita respond to Jesus call: come out! She will be so happy to be reunited with her family ,as Lazarus was. How wonderful for the peaceful heavenly Kingdom government by Christ to rule over the earth. Isaiah 9:6,7 There will be no more war, violence, pain, sickness or death. Juanita will see a beautiful young lady in the mirror. Job 33:25 May you be comforted. “Enjoy Life Forever” Warm Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana

My sympathies to all of your family. I used to live on Sullivan Dr and was a hairdresser. Your Mom was one of my “ladies” as I weekly did her hair. We became fast friends and I enjoyed the many conversations we had about Mr. Tom and you, Larry. She was so loving and kind as she spoke of all her family. Occasionally, I would see her at Kroger after I gave up doing hair. She was a wonderful lady and loved the Lord and her family. Sincerely, Linda Blue

- Linda Blue, Savannah, GA

I am so so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart is heavy for all of you. I always enjoyed my time with Mrs. Corey when she came in the office.

- Stacy New (Dr. Benson's office), Ellabell, Ga

Larry, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know the last few years have been difficult for both her and you. You did what a true son does!! Her love for you and your family was deep and everlasting. You have lost your mother ,but never her love.My deepest sympathy

- Gerald Benson, Savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

- Sue Hagins, Savannah, GA

Larry and Donna I love you so much and I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you God bless.

- Theresa George, Rockford, Michigan

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel