Inez B. Fulwider
April 30, 1924 – July 25, 2020
Inez Brauneck Fulwider, a resident of Wesley Woods in Newnan, GA gained her official status as an Angel on July 25, 2020 at age 96.
Inez was born on April 30, 1924 in Charleston, WVA and was a long-time resident of Pittsburgh, PA before moving to Oak Ridge, TN and then to Helena, AL; where she and husband, Bill, lived for over thirty years. They were active members of Helena United Methodist Church.
Inez dedicated her life to caring for her family, including a husband and three children, and helping others. In her later years she was lovingly known as Grammie to her two grand-daughters and Great-Grammie to her four great-grandchildren. She made deep and lasting friendships wherever she lived or traveled and had a special love for her pets and all animals.
Inez (Grammie) will be remembered for her faith, kindness, humility, witty sense of humor, and a great smile. Her example is one that will live on in the lives of those she touched. She will be deeply missed.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Brauneck and Minerva Brauneck; her loving husband, William (Bill) Fulwider, Jr.; and her brother, Art Brauneck.
Inez is survived by her son, Chris Fulwider (wife, Gail); Knoxville, TN; her daughters, Carol Smith; Newnan, GA and Connie Edwards; Norfolk, VA; grandchildren (2), Kristy Quattrochi (Mike); Knoxville, TN and Leigh-Anne Balsamo (Dave); Canonsburg, PA, great-grandchildren, Christopher Jardet, Micah and Sasha Balsamo, and Lucas Quattrochi; sister-in-law, Karen Coleman (Chet); Maryville, TN; niece, Colleen Riordan (Mike and boys Jack and Nicholas); nephew, Shawn Coleman (Athena and boys Alex and Niko).
A graveside service will be held for Inez at a later date at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, AL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to your favorite charity.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Inez B. Fulwider
August 4, 2020
We were one of the first families to live on Kala street, and had no family near. Inez was more than a neighbor- she was a friend who was always available to help and talk. We went to church together, did crafts, drank coffee, met with our other friends on the street after supper almost every evening. Inez was important to all of us. She taught so much to me, and I am thankful that I knew her.
August 2, 2020
Back in the late 1970's we lived across the street (Kala) in Helena, Al. Inez and Bill were almost like having a mom and dad, and grandparents to our kids. Inez was crafty and we still have her metal flowers. I enjoyed her sewing stories and the tiny sewing machine she had and the story that she had it tuned in Venezuela.
So many stories of Bill and Inez. The time Bill burned the lawn and it was black for two years. The time Bill and Inez were came over for new years drinks. Bill started a fire in the fireplace just before coming, but he forgot to open the vent. Inez looked out the window and saw all the smoke in the windows and wow they left in a hurry................Then there was Bill coming home from work and in minutes he was talking to me in the yard with a drink in his hand to relax........Inez talking about her girls and how they were doing.
As you can tell, we were a neighborhood family. I have moved many times in the US and other countries. Never had better neighbors and never will. Truly wonderful and very much loved.
July 29, 2020
I remember spending a lot of time at the Fulwider home in Pittsburgh. Inez “Mom” was so kind to me and always so calm. Her family was everything to her. I’ll never forget the lunches she packed for Connie and I when we were teaching swimming lessons at South Park Pool. She was a very special person in my life.