Patricia (Pat) Brannen Vail 


Patricia (Pat) Brannen Vail (December 13, 1938, Jesup, GA) passed away October 29, 2023 in Lake Worth, Florida after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Paul Fleming Brannen and Agnes Olivia (Mcleod) Brannen of Perry, Florida. Pat graduated from Taylor County High School in (1957), attended Florida State University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and obtained her undergraduate degree (1961) in Education. She taught various grade levels during her years teaching in the Jackson County School District, Marianna, Florida, where she was also named “Teacher of the Year (1998).” She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Vail. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Pylant Silvers, Husband, Ken, and grandchildren, Christian, Matt and his wife, Angela of Gillsville, GA, son, Chris Brannen Pylant, and his wife, Sarah Belter-Pylant of Lake Worth, Florida, brother, Joseph P. Brannen and his spouse, John Bittinger Klomp of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sharon Vail of Marianna, FL, Sister-in-law, Kathy McCall of Greenville South Carolina, and brother-in-law Tom Vail of Gainesville, Florida. She will be interred with her parents in Perry, Florida later in the winter or spring of 2024.


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