Alderman Pearl Bransford was a resident of Franklin for more than 35 years, spending almost 25 years as an elected official in Franklin, first for 11 years on the Franklin Special School District Board of Education and then 13 years as a member of the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Her public service was an amplification of her outstanding professional career in nursing. She received a BS in Nursing from Tennessee State University, BS in Health Arts from University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill., and an MS in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She served in a variety of leadership and teaching roles during her 18 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was highly respected by the professionals and students with whom she worked. She died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at the age of 67.
The Pearl Bransford Memorial Scholarship Fund is being created in conjunction with Franklin Tomorrow and the family of the late Alderman Pearl Bransford, but is open for contributions from the public. The scholarship is intended for an individual or individuals pursuing the study of health sciences through Columbia State Community College.
Franklin Tomorrow will collect initial donations and it is the intent of organizers to endow the scholarship through Columbia State Community College in the first quarter of 2021. To contribute to the initial funding of the scholarship, send checks to Franklin Tomorrow, P.O. Box 383, Franklin, TN 37065, marking “Bransford Scholarship” on the memo line, or you can use the donate button below. For more information on the scholarship, you can email Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org.