Inez H. Bracy

Published 12:47 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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February 4, 1926 –August 29, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH – Inez Harrell Bracy, age 96, formerly of Ahoskie, NC, passed away on August 29, 2022 at TerraBella Senior Living Home in Hillsborough, NC.

Inez was born on February 4, 1926 to Joseph Cephus and Vivian Rawls Harrell in Hertford County, NC. She married the love of her life, Odie Lawrence Bracy, Jr. in 1946. Inez was a devoted mother to her four children and served her community alongside her husband in the restaurant business (Tomahawk Restaurant, Arrow Drive Inn, Bracy’s Carolina Cooking) in Ahoskie from the early 1950s until 1986.

Inez enjoyed traveling all over the world, dancing with her friends, visiting children and grandchildren and playing cards every day with her circle of special card-playing friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odie L Bracy, Jr. in 1986; sisters, Vivian Harrington, and Burnell H. McKeel; and two brothers, Clemon Harrell, and Joseph Edward “Eddie” Harrell.

Inez is survived by her daughter, Lois “Bunny” Bracy Smith (Johnny) of Hillsborough, NC; sons, Odie L. Bracy, III (Nancy) of Indianapolis, IN, Dennis M. Bracy (Patsy) of Summerfield, NC and Robert “Bobby” A. Bracy (Kris) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Amy Lassiter (Juan), Linwood Byrum, Jr. (Melody), Odie L. Bracy IV (Katie), Shannon Bennet (Pat), Ian Bracy (Tiffany), Addie Bracy, Kristopher Bracy, Ryan Bracy (Megan), Luke Bracy (Courtney) and Joshua Bracy; and fourteen great grandchildren.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC with Reverend Anita Thompson, officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in memory of Inez Bracy, directly to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910; or you may donate online by visiting; type Inez Bracy.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service-Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bracy family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting