Braxton Robert Ezell, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 in Bradenton, FL at the age of 77. Braxton was born on November 29th, 1943 in Tampa. He graduated from Manatee High School in 1961, and Cumberland School of Law in 1966. Braxton was married to Suzanna Ezell on December 30, 1976 and they were married for 44 years.
Braxton is survived by sons David Ezell of Clermont, FL (Kristeen Ezell) James Ezell, Henry “Lee” Ezell residing in Kentucky, Christina “Tina” Dunay (Dave Dunay) and granddaughters Hailey Dunay, Madison Ezell and Mackenzie Ezell. Braxton is preceded in death by his parents, James “Jimmy” Ezell and Mamie Ezell, of Bradenton, FL, his sister, Sarah Wilkinson, and his daughter, Jackie Ezell.
Braxton accomplished everything he ever set out to do, from becoming a magistrate with the 12th Judicial Circuit, a Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and obtaining a pilot’s license and flying planes as a hobby. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and to many, a best friend and trusted mentor.
A celebration of life service for Braxton will be held on December 11th, 2021 at 11am at the Christ Episcopal Church (aka St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church), located at 4030 Manatee Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34205. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Manatee County at the link below: