Bachelor of Music, Alabama College, 1952. Master of Music in Sacred Music, New Orleans Seminary, 1959. Master of Music, Georgia State University, 1981.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern Mississippi, 1988.
Choral director Tuscaloosa Senior High School, Alabama, 1953—1954. Organist First Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina, 1954—1956. Music teacher Whitesburg Elementary and Junior High School, Huntsville, Alabama, 1965—1969.
Music supervisor Thomasville City School, Georgia, 1969—1970. Music resource teacher New Orleans Public School, 1970—1979. Elementary music specialist DeKalb County School Systems, Decatur, Georgia, 1979—1989.
Organist Briarcliff Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1979—2002. Coordinator of choral music DeKalb County School Systems, Decatur, 1989—2002. Education advisory board Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia, since 1990.
Advisory board Atlanta Boy Choir, Atlanta, since 1995, Young Singers of Callanwolde, Atlanta, 1989—2002.
Member Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, 1979—1996. Member of Atlanta Symphony Associates (advisory committee young audiences since 1989), Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Assn, Alpha Delta Kappa.
Married Francis Eugene Brasher, 1956 (divorced 1976). Children: Julia Brasher Thorn, Celia Kay(deceased).