The Braselton Town Council paid a tribute to Herbert B. ‘Kit’ Braselton at a meeting Monday, March 11. Those in attendance stood as Braselton Mayor Pro Tem Richard Mayberry read the following passage:
“Colleagues and community, it is fitting for this council to remember the life and public service of Herbert Brown ‘Kit’ Braselton who passed away on February 15, one day before his 93rd birthday.
Kit Braselton was the youngest son of Green and May Duncan Braselton, one of the town’s founders. He also traced his patriotic family roots to General George Washington. He graduated from Braselton High School in 1937 and from the University of Georgia in 1942. He served with distinction in the United State Navy during World War II.
Along with his father, uncles, brothers and cousins, Kit worked in the Braselton Brothers Store, Braselton Improvement Company and the Braselton Banking Company. He served on this Town Council for 33 years.
He and wife, Peggy, uncles, were faithful members of Zion Baptist, now Northeast Church as he served as chairman of the deacons and in many leadership roles in the church.
We pause to honor the many contributions Kit Braselton made to the town he called home and loved. We salute this man of faith, we revere his patriotism and we honor his civic service. Matthew 25:21 says, ‘Well done, good and faith servant.’ That is the verse which embodies Mr. Kit’s life on earth and his life ever after.