Nancy McAden Bracey
11/17/1930 - 10/11/2019
Nancy McAden Bracey, 88, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on October 11, 2019, surrounded by family. She resided the last three years at Bay Lake Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, VA.
She was born in Brodnax, VA, on November 17, 1930, to the late James Hugh (Sr) and Grace Ware McAden. She graduated from Longwood College and moved to Norfolk, VA in 1951 as a newlywed. Nancy was a longtime member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church where she held several leadership positions and was active in the United Methodist Women and many other social groups. She worked for many years primarily in administrative support roles in the Norfolk public school system, Miles Memorial and the Norfolk District Office of the United Methodist Church. Nancy loved to travel, initially with her husband’s family to the Outer Banks of NC for many years, then with friends to many places in the United States, Canada and Europe. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed family gatherings and was an excellent cook, using fresh vegetables from the garden at her home.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Earl Bracey (Sr), brother, James Hugh (Jr), sister, Eleanor Moody, and grandson, T.J. Bracey. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Watkins and Vicki Bracey of Virginia Beach, VA and Tom and Janie Bracey of Kennesaw, GA; daughter, Janet Bracey of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren, Daniel, Richie and James Bracey; brother and sister-in-law, Reverend Bobby and Shelby McAden of Roanoke, VA; sister-in-law, Peggy McAden of Brodnax, VA; niece and husband, Jean and Richard Messer, of LaCrosse, VA; and several other nieces and nephews in middle and southwestern Virginia and Georgia.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23503 (parking in rear on Selby Place). The family will greet friends in a reception after the service. A second service and burial will follow on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Sardis United Methodist Church in LaCrosse, VA at 12:00 noon, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home is in charge of the Sardis service.