Ellen Katherine Bragg Rawlings
Published 9:33 am Friday, November 26, 2021
Ellen Katherine Bragg Rawlings, 80, suddenly passed away at her home on Oct. 8, 2021 in Wellington, Fla.
Ellen was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 4, 1941 to Joseph and Katherine Bragg. She grew up in Brookville, Long Island on her father’s horse farm, Brookville Stables. When she was 13 years old, her father passed away and her family moved to Freeport, Long Island, N.Y. She graduated from Freeport High School.
Ellen then went to work for Suffolk County Social Services on Long Island where she worked until 1992. She also ran the 4-H program in Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. for many years.
In 1992, Ellen, along with her husband, Harry, bought a 65-acre farm on Cana Road in Mocksville, N.C. She opened a retirement home for horses on their farm which was named Greenbelt Farms. She, also, worked part-time in the Tack Shop at Thoroughbred Training Center just up the road from their farm and assisted at the horse shows held at that facility. Ellen and her husband lived in Farmington for 7 1/2 years. They, then, relocated to Wellington, Fla. to be closer to family.
Ellen is survived by: her husband of 40 years; 3 children, Joseph Hayden (Sue) of Lake Grove, N.Y., Linda Smith (Rich) of Wellington Fla., and Keith Bernhardt (Elizabeth) of Boston, Mass.; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Ellen will be coming home to Mocksville. There will be a memorial service at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 277 Pino Road on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.. Everyone is invited to attend.