Family hour will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at Harris Temple Church of God in Christ, 1800 Farwell Street, with the funeral commencing at 11:00 a.m. Elder Johnnie Barefield will officiate with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Browne's Mortuary, 441 North Jefferson Avenue, on Thursday from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Willie Rob Bracey, Sr. passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010. He was born June 30, 1931 in Bishopville, SC to the late Leola Bracey Hardin. Mr. Bracey was a faithful member of Harris Temple C.O.G.I.C. He retired from Martin Chevrolet in 1995. He loved fishing and gardening.
Mr. Bracey leaves to cherish wonderful memories, his wife, Mary M. Bracey; three daughters and three sons, Willie Jr. (Diana), Mary E. Foster (Henderson), Bobbie A. Gissendanner (Alfonso), Sandra Byrd (Willie), Terry (April), and Jerry (Linda); seventeen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; four brothers, James Bracey, Leo Bracey, Isiah Bracey and Eugene Bracey; many nieces, nephews and cousins; five sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Leola Hardin; sister, Lizzie Mae Reames; brothers, Samuel L. Bracey, Leroy Bracey, and Levi Bracey; granddaughter, Shayla Bryant; mother-in-law, Mary Hannibal; father-in-law, Henry Hannibal; brothers-in-law, Morris Ryan, Thomas Brown, and Lucius Mayfield; sister-in-law, Ada Mayfield; and son-in-law, Timothy Bryant.