James Bracy, Sr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2010

James Thomas “Jaybird” Bracy, Sr., 74, died March 3, 2010, in his home with his loving family by his side.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Bracy; his children, Cindy Bracy Harris of Manteo, Billy Ray Bracy of Windsor, James Thomas Bracy, Jr. of Ahoskie, Michael Timothy Bracy of Jacksonville, Christopher Scott Bracy of Aulander and Janae Bracy Copeland of Jacksonville; sons-in-law, Reese Craig Harris and Bryant Clark Copeland; daughters-in-law, Beverly Stocks Bracy, Kristy Hall Bracy and Kristie Carter Bracy; grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth Harris, Landon Thomas Bracy, Jordyn Gray Bracy, Carter Madison Bracy, Kennedy Elisabeth Bracy, Jayda Emmalyn Copeland and Brynn Elizabeth Copeland; step-grandchildren, Maggie Jo Dawson, Casey Leigh Dawson, Amy Len Dawson and Paul Matthew Stocks and a step-great-grandson, Thomas Ray Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Texanna Parker Bracy; his siblings, Lloyd Bracy, Maude Brinkley, Beulah Byrd, Linwood Bracy and Eric “Buck” Bracy and a half-sister, Rosalie Dixon.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. at the Aulander Baptist Church, 109 Harmon Street in Aulander. A service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, also at the Aulander Baptist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home of Aulander.