Headline Surfer Hall of Fame: Oak Hill's Jackie Brantley has endured tragedies

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

OAK HILL, Fla. -- Jackie Brantley, 75, twice widowed, has lost two sisters to heart attacks.

relies on her Christian faith as she copes with her older sister's recent open-heart surgery and recovery.

At the age of 75, Brantley has endured more than her fair share of family tragedies, if indeed there's even some kind of barometer for dealing with sorrow: She had a heart attack 15 years ago and two of her sisters died from massive heart attacks at relatively young ages. 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.