Martha Elizabeth “Liz” Ziemann passed away at her residence in Chiefland, Fla. She is remembered as a loving wife, cherished mom and best friend to her daughter Tess, and fun-loving Grandma to her grandchildren and great niece and nephews.
A Bristol, Tenn. native, Liz graduated from Tennessee High School in 1973 and was a proud member of the Mighty Viking Marching Band. She was a dedicated employee for the Bristol Post Office, working 29 years before her retirement in 2009. A creative her whole life, she could paint and crochet anything, often making beautiful blankets and hats for newborns and elderly in hospitals. She loved animals and had many spoiled pets over the years. An excellent cook, Liz was known for her sugar cookies and baked goods. She enjoyed time spent in the kitchen with the ones she loved, especially when making game day food to watch her beloved Seattle Seahawks football team. She was a beach bum at heart and spent many summer vacations with her parents and family at Myrtle Beach.
Her greatest achievement was her loving devotion to her daughter, Tess. Caring for her disabled daughter for over 30 years, Liz was a dedicated mother, cheerleader, and best friend for her daughter. She had a heart of gold and was the “whole world” to Tess.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Brinkley, and her sister, Salli Cunningham of Myrtle Beach. She is survived by her husband, Doug and daughter, Tess, of Chiefland, Fla.; son, Christopher (Amy) Menerick and grandchildren, Laura Lee, Julia Mae, and Noah, of Abingdon, Va.; niece, Saieh (Israel) Winn, great-nephews, Aiden and Owen, and great-niece, Evelyn, of Olathe, Kan.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Holly Help Spay & Neuter Fund, P.O. Box 1264, Bristol, VA 24203.