obituary Billy Joe Brady

The world became a better place on July 30th, 1941 when Billy Joe Brady entered the world. Billy Joe Brady, age 79, passed away February 8th, 2021. A native of Bennett NC he was the son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Brady. He was preceded in death by brothers: Clifton, Recil, Paul and sisters Frances and Mary Lou. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores Upchurch Brady; children: Penny Brown(Mickey), Wendy Brady(Dale), Stacy Branch (Todd): grandchildren: Paige Evans(Micah), Will Brown(Alisha), Andrew Branch, Jackson Brown: great grandchildren: Malachi, Vivian Claire, Solomon and Judah Evans; brother: Raymond Brady; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Reverend Billy Joe Brady was dedicated to the Lord and had a zeal for sharing the love of the Lord daily. He never missed a chance to let someone know that Jesus loved them. The churches he pastored over the years were Highfalls Wesleyan, Big Oak Christian, Community Baptist, Raeford EMC, Putnam Friends. He also served many churches over the years  in other capacities.  Outside his love of the Lord, came his pride and joy, his family. In his early days of preaching he also served the Moore County community with the Sheriff’s department as a  Deputy Sheriff and in communications and in the Highfalls Fire Department. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, checking out classic cars, and helping others by cutting their grass.

Private Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Robbins First Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Kenneth McNeill and Reverend Billy Chriscoe.  Public Committal service will follow at High Falls United Methodist Cemetery.  

The body will lie in repose form 2:00 till 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 13, 2021 and from 9:00 AM till noon, Sunday, February 14, 2021at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Please honor the family by following COVID precautions when attending the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robbins First Baptist Church, P O Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325 or High Falls United Methodist Church, 547 River Road, Robbins, NC 27325 

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brady family.

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