Irving Lee Brady Sr., age 84 of Apex, NC; formerly of New York, departed this life on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in the VA Medical Center in Durham, NC. He was born in the Bronx, NY, and the son of George Sr., and Rebecca Ida (Duncan) Brady. Mr. Brady completed high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army. While serving his Country, he became a successful Boxer and enjoyed that arena until he was honorably discharged. Upon his return, he was employed by the New York City Transit Authority and later retired from the New York City Police Department as a Detective. Among his many interests and talents, he was an artist whose original art was show cased at Black Arts' Galleries. Also, he was a musician and had played the Congas with the Friends of Distinction Band on their hit tune, "Grazing In The Grass." Mr. Brady prided himself as being, "A Student of African History." He enjoyed traveling the world and was a "die hard" Yankees' fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Rebecca and his wife, Mae Ellen Johnson Brady; one daughter, Tammy and five of his brothers: George Jr., Vincent, Raymond, Guy and Edward Brady. A well lived life will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his children: Irving Jr., of Albany, NY, Vincent and Gary both of Elkins, WV, George of Columbus, OH and Michelle McRae-Beloti and her husband, Truesdale, his loving caregivers, with whom he made his home in Apex. His only brother, Mark Brady of South Carolina and three sisters: Cynthia, Ethel and Esther Brady all of New York; two sisters-in-law, Louise Simmons and her husband, Thomas and Annie Carper both of Bluefield, WV; a host of grand and great-grandchildren; his nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends. Mr. Brady's Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV with Suffragan Bishop Timothy A. Schofield, Reverend George Masterson and Elder Eugene L. Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, where Military Rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Honor Guard. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, WV.
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