Achsah D. Brasure, 83

Date Published: 
Dec. 29, 2017

Achsah D. Brasure, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at home. Brasure was born in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Ward Collins and Beatrice (Lynch) Collins.

Brasure graduated in 1952 from Selbyville High School and then worked as a secretary for Mann Potato Chips in Selbyville. She was a poultry grower for more than 30 years and retired after 20 years as the prep kitchen manager of the Fenwick Crab House. Brasure was a member of Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, Del., for more than 50 years, and was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed volunteering at the Good Samaritan Thrift Shop in Selbyville.

Brasure was preceded in death by her husband, Larry H. Brasure, in 2010. She is survived by two sons, David L. Brasure and his wife, Peggy, and Darryl W. Brasure and his wife, Andrea, all of Selbyville; four sisters, Betty Carey of Berlin, Md., Beatrice Mae Megee of Georgetown, Del., Fay Murray of Berlin, and Ada Wightman of Frankford, Del.; three brothers, Randolph Collins of Pittsville, Md., William Collins of Bishopville, Md., and Lloyd Collins of Dagsboro, Del.; four grandchildren, Amber Brasure, Justin Brasure, Lindsey Hickman and Leah Brasure; two great-grandchildren, Raegan Brasure and Sophie Hickman; and her special dog companion Dixie, who meant everything to her since her husband passed away.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sound U.M. Church, (Roof Fund), c/o David Brasure; 35131 Lighthouse Rd.; Selbyville, DE 19975. Condolences may be sent online at